Team profile: Tunisia

Tunisia arrive in Germany as the quiet achiever of the African qualifiers. The fact that they have reached their fourth finals and third in succession has been largely ignored, due to the attention afforded to the four debutants from the CAF. Yet to progress from the group stages, they will see this

FIFA Ranking: 21

 

Coach: Roger Lemerre

 

Key players: Karim Saidi, Silva dos Santos, Kaies Ghodhbane

 

World Cup record: Fourth appearance

 

Best finish: First round (1978, 1998, 2002)

 

Last appearance: First round 2002

 

Key question: Can the Brazilian born Silva dos Santos inspire the North Africans?

 

Squad:

 

Goalkeepers #
Ali Boumnijel 1
Adel Nefzi 16
Hamdi Kasraoui 22
Defenders
Karim Haggui 3
Alaeddine Yahia 4
Hatem Trabelsi 6
Mehdi Meriah 7
Rahdi Jaidi 15
David Jemmali 18
Anis Ayari 19
Karim Saidi 21
Midfielders
Mehdi Nafti 8
Kaies Ghodhbane 10
Jawher Mnari 12
Riadh Bouazizi 13
Adel Chedli 14
Hamed Namouchi 20
Sofiene Melliti 23
Forwards
Karim Essediri 2
Zied Jaziri 5
Yassine Chikhaoui 9
Silva Dos Santos 11
Issam Jomaa 17

 

Group matches:

 

v Saudi Arabia, 16:00 GMT, Wednesday 14th June – Munich

 

v Spain, 19:00 GMT, Monday 19th June – Stuttgart

 

v Ukraine, 14:00 GMT, Friday 23rd June – Berlin

Source : Al Jazeera

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