The “Carthage Eagles” in the last decades have not shown the proper level of football for the fans. The team has not been the leader of African football for a long time, although it got to the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The composition of the Tunisian national team is rather weak in terms of names, there are practically no young stars of European football in the application. But the head coach of the Tunisians, Jalil Kadri, will try to surprise the world community.
50-year-old Kadri has no experience in national teams, for him the Tunisia team is a real test of strength. On the other hand, this composition of the “Carthaginian eagles” does not expect a bright performance, the burden of responsibility is not so great. Jalil Qadri did not always successfully coach local clubs and did not achieve victories with them. Let’s see what his team will show at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Stars and leaders of the Tunisian team at the 2022 World Cup
The bright leaders of the Tunisians have long been known: these are Khazri and Captain Msakni. Even at the level of other prefabricated KAF zones, these names look faded. Of the young stars, it is worth highlighting only the graduate of the Manchester United Hannibal Mezhbri. In general, the composition of the Tunisian team at the World Cup in Qatar does not look powerful.
|Goalkeepers||Aymen Dahmen, Bechir bin Said, Mohammed Sedki Debchi|
|Protection||Ali Maaloul, Hamza Matlooti, Dylan Bronn, Bilel Ifa, Montassart Talbi, Omar Rekik, Ali Abdi, Jan Valeri, Mohamed Draeger|
|Midfield||Ferjani Sassi, Saif-Eddin Kaoui, Elyes Shqiri, Gilan Shaalali, Hannibal Mezhbri, Aissa Laiduni, Anis Ben-Slimane|
|Assault||Youssef Msakni, Wahbi Khazri, Naeem Sliti, Taha Yassin Henissi, Seifeddin Jaziri, Saifalla Ltayef|
The goalkeeper position is firmly occupied by Dahmen, who without substitutions held a qualifying tournament in the African confederation. Ben Said will go as second keeper in place of the injured ben Mustafa, Sedki Debchi with no experience will be a reserve.
In the center of defense at the FIFA World Cup, Talbi, known for his performances in the Premier League, will play, among promising players it is worth highlighting Karim’s younger brother Rekik Omar, who decided to play for his historical homeland. Naturalized Frenchman Dylan Bronn will play alongside Talbi. In French Angers, Jan Valery can play on the right in defense.
In the center of the field there is a reliable base player of the German “Cologne” Shkiri and the already mentioned player of “Birmingham” Mezhbri. Together with Shkiri, young Laiduni and Ben-Slimane will play.
In attack, the bright striker from the French Championship Khazri, the top scorer of the Tunisian team at the World Cup in Qatar, is the soloist. On the left, he will be assisted by the captain of the Carthaginian Eagles Msakni from the Qatari Al-Arabi and forward Jaziri from the Egyptian Zamalek.
Tunisia national team: the history of performances at the World Cup
Tunisians have reached the final stage of the Fifa World Cup 5 times, and all finished at the group stage. At the first World Cup in 1978, the Tunisian team won the first World Cup victory in the history of African teams, defeating the Mexicans. The Tunisians won the second victory at the World Cup only in 2018 in Russia, defeating Panama due to the goals of Khazri and Ben Youssef
##Tunisia’s 2022 World Cup qualification story In Qatar, the “Carthaginian Eagles” went through the play-offs. In the group, Tunisia passed Equatorial Guinea, and in the play-off stage, they beat Mali on aggregate with a total score of 1:0. In total, Kadri’s team conceded only 2 goals in 8 matches. It is difficult to give a forecast for the World Cup for the national team, because the CAF is not considered the strongest confederation.
Tunisia squad: World Cup 2022 group, prospects
World Cup 2022 Tournament Table meets the “Eagles of Carthage” in a group with France, Denmark and Australia. The Tunisian team has minimal chances to get out, in a group with the reigning world champion France and the semi-finalist of the last Euro, Denmark. In group D, Tunisia will only be able to compete for points with the Australian team, due to a well-coordinated game in defense.
Tunisian head coach Jalil Kadri will play in a 43-3 formation. Our prediction for the composition of the Tunisia national team for the first matches of the World Cup: Gonda-Dahmen-Bronne-Talbi-Valery-Maaloul-Shqiri-Lainduni-Mejbri-Msakni-Khazri-Slimane.
The “Table” section will present all the group tables at the World Championships in Qatar. Users will be able to see the position of the Tunisia national team and past matches of the Fifa World Cup. Schedule calendar and predictions for top matches are also on our website!
The victory of the Tunisian team at the world championship is estimated at 600. A victory in group D is from 22, you can bet on the entry of the Tunisian football team into the playoffs of the World Cup with a coefficient of 5.5 to 6. 4th place in the group is the most likely outcome with odds around 1.85-1.9.