In this blog we will be taking a comprehensive look at the Tunisia national football team and their chances at the FIFA World Cup. Are you a supporter of the Tunisia football team? Check out betting tips and odds at LV BET Sportsbook and place your bets on your favourite team.
Tunisia have appeared in the finals of the FIFA World Cup on five occasions, the first being at the 1978 FIFA World Cup, where they finished in ninth place. Between 1998 and 2006, the African country had a streak of three World Cup qualifications. They will make their sixth appearance at the finals in Qatar. In the history of the Tunisia national football team, they have not been able to progress past the group stage on any occasion. In total, Tunisia participated in 15 games, won just two, drew four, and lost nine.
Read on to learn more about:
- Tunisia’s football team FIFA World Cup history
- Tunisia’s road to Qatar
- Tunisia squad
- LV BET betting tips on Tunisia
Tunisia at the FIFA World Cup
Tunisia qualified for the first FIFA World Cup in 1978 but did not enjoy the best of times as even though they won their first game, they lost the next one and drew against West Germany. After that debut appearance in the World Cup, Tunisia national team missed out on four consecutive World Cups.
After a time, Tunisia managed to secure back-to-back World Cup qualifications; however, they were unable to register a single win out of the nine games. After the three successive tournament appearances from Tunisia national team, they failed to qualify for the subsequent two FIFA World Cups but returned to the previous edition hosted by Russia. In Russia, Tunisia managed to win against Panama but fell short of winning the other two as they came up against Belgium and England, who were tipped to have what it takes to go all the way.
Once again, the group in which the Tunisia national football team has been drawn is very competitive with Denmark, Australia and the defending champions, France.
Tunisia successes and failures at the previous FIFA World Cup
Tunisia national football team have not had the best of runs in the FIFA World Cup; they are yet to make it out of the group stage and only won two of the games; coincidentally, the first and the last games that they participated in.
The best performances that we can point out for the Tunisia squad are the ones that they won a match in – 1978 when they won 3-1 against Mexico in the first game of the group and the 2018 edition when they won against Panama 2-1 after losing to both England and Belgium.
The worst performance for the Tunisia national football team will surely be the other three times that they participated in the FIFA World Cup, 1998, 2002 and 2006. In each of the mentioned years, Tunisia only managed to get a single point, and in both 1998 and 2002, they only scored one goal in three games.
Tunisia’s road to the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Tunisia secured their place in the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 when they clinched the top spot in Group B when they competed against Zambia, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea.
In the play-off final, Tunisia eliminated Mali to complete the qualification to the World Cup. The only game in the tie came in the first leg away from home for Tunisia through an own goal by Moussa Sissoko, who was later dismissed through a straight red card. In the second leg, Tunisia held on to a 0-0, thus qualifying for the World Cup.
Who will Tunisia play against at the Qatar 2022 World Cup?
Tunisia national football team will compete in Group D of the FIFA World Cup, together with the defending Champions France, Denmark and Australia, who secured their place in the group through the playoff.
France and Denmark are the two national teams most likely to progress to the knockout stages, with Australia and Tunisia scrambling for third and last place.
The fixtures for the Tunisia national football team are as follows:
- Denmark vs Tunisia 22 November 2022 14:00 Education City Stadium
- Tunisia vs Australia 26 November 2022 11:00 AI Wakrah Sports Complex
- Tunisia vs France 30 November 2022 16:00 Education City Stadium
Tunisia squad for the World Cup in Qatar
Tunisia is one of the national teams that source their players from the top league of the country, and not many players have ventured outside of that league. The average age of the whole squad is 26 years, and a total amount of almost €40M in market value.
One of the Tunisia squad’s youngest talents is Hannibal Mejbri, who plays for Manchester United and has shown great potential to become a top-class player. Another player that will be one of the brightest stars for Tunisia in the World Cup is Naim Sliti, who plays with Al-Ettifaq in the Saudi Arabia professional league. In the 2021/22 season, he scored nine goals in 20 appearances.
At the time of writing, the Tunisia head coach is Jalel Kadri, who has been coaching the team since 30th January 2022. The Tunisia national football team players will know what is needed from them and would love to make it out of the group stage for the first time in their history.
Where to see FIFA World Cup 2022 matches in Tunisia?
All around Tunisia, there will be places where you can enjoy a nice meal whilst watching the Tunisia National team in action. Kick-off times will vary depending on the fixture, but all will be played in the late or early afternoon.
You will be able to watch all the action unfold in all FIFA World Cup license holders as well as bars and restaurants that own the rights to show the matches.
For more information, please visit the official FIFA website here.
Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 tickets — prices, sale dates and tournament stages
For more information regarding ticket sales and accessibility tickets, please visit the official website here.
All tickets are sold in Qatari riyal (QAR) to both residents of Qatar and International fans.
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Betting tips and odds on Tunisia National team
The Tunisia football team will be taking part in Group D, together with France who are the outright favourites to win the group with Denmark and Australia following suit. Tunisia is the least likely to venture outside of the group.
The defending champions, France, are priced at 2/5 (1.40) to win the group, whilst Denmark are at 3/1 (4.00). Australia comes in at 10/1 (11.00) with Tunisia at 14/1 (15.00) as the least likely to win the group.
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