Tunisia are set to make their sixth World Cup finals appearance in Qatar.
A near-ever present since 1998, the Eagles of Carthage have yet to produce an everlasting moment. In each of their previous four appearances they’ve failed to make it out of the groups while only registering two wins across 15 matches played.
Can they finally reach the knockout stages, or will it be another early exit?
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Latest Tunisia odds to win the World Cup
|Tunisia to win the World Cup||500/1|
|Tunisia to reach semi-final odds||40/1|
|Tunisia to reach quarter-final odds||12/1|
|Tunisia odds to win Group D||16/1|
|Wahbi Khazri World Cup Golden Boot odds||200/1|
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The odds are against Tunisia this winter, and they may look to their second game against Australia as their best chance of getting a win.
Tunisia route to the World Cup 2022 final in Qatar
Group stage fixtures
|Denmark vs Tunisia||Education City Stadium||22 November 2022, 1pm|
|Tunisia vs Australia||Al Wakrah Sports Complex||26 November 2022, 10am|
|Tunisia vs France||Education City Stadium||30 November 2022, 3pm|
*All times GMT
Tunisia have been drawn in Group D alongside defending champions France, many people’s dark horses and Euro 2020 semi-finalists Denmark and Australia. Jalel Kadri’s side will need to be at their very best if they are to oust France or Denmark and make it to the round of 16.
Who could Tunisia meet in the knockout rounds?
If Tunisia were to win Group D they would face the runners-up of Group C, currently expected to be either Mexico or Poland. After that, the winners of Group B and runners-up of Group A will be the potential opponent, opening up the likes of England, USA, Netherlands and Senegal. There are no easy semi-finals in the World Cup and even if they win their group Tunisia will have to face someone from the likes of Spain, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Portugal and Uruguay.
|If Tunisia win Group D||Potential opponent|
|Round of 16||Poland|
Finishing as runners-up in Group D, will likely see Jalel Kadri’s men come up against Lionel Messi and Argentina. From there they will face either the Group A winner or Group B runners up, which again brings Netherlands, England, Senegal and USA into play. And again there is no hiding in the semi-finals.
|If Tunisia come runners up in Group D||Potential opponent|
|Round of 16||Argentina|
Confirmed Tunisia World Cup 2022 squad
|Aymen Mathlouthi||Goalkeeper||38||Etoile du Sahel|
|Aymen Dahmen||Goalkeeper||25||CS Sfaxien|
|Bechir Ben Said||Goalkeeper||29||US Monastir|
|Mouez Hassan||Goalkeeper||27||Club Africain|
|Bilel Aifa||Defender||32||Kuwait SC|
|Yassine Meriah||Defender||29||Esperance de Tunis|
|Ali Maaloul||Defender||32||Al Ahly|
|Nader Ghandri||Midfielder||27||Club Africain|
|Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane||Midfielder||23||Esperance de Tunis|
|Ellyes Skhiri||Midfielder||27||FC Koln|
|Ghailene Chaalali||Midfielder||28||Esperance de Tunis|
|Taha Yassine Khenissi||Forward||30||Kuwait SC|
|Anis Ben Slimane||Forward||21||Brondby|
Tunisia players to watch at this year’s World Cup 2022
Tunisia top World Cup Golden Boot contender – Wahbi Khazri
Wahbi Khazri is the only Tunisian to ever score multiple goals in a World Cup tournament after finding the net twice in 2018 against Belgium and Panama and will be looking to improve on his record of two goals in three World Cup final matches. The former Sunderland man has scored 24 times in 71 caps for the national side since making his debut in 2013 and could become the first Tunisian to score four or more goals in both the AFCON and the World Cup.
Tunisia player to watch – Seifeddine Jaziri
Seifeddine Jaziri has an impressive scoring rate for his country, finding the back of the net 10 times in his 29 international appearances as well as scoring nine times in 26 league appearances for club side Zamalek in 2021/22. The forward also notched eight goals in just nine appearances for the U21 side and will be hoping to continue is fine goalscoring form.
Tunisia emerging player to look out for – Hannibal Mejbri
19-year old Hannibal Mejbri is highly rated at everyone at Manchester United and in 2021 he was named the reserve player of the year at the club before spending this season on loan at Championship side Birmingham. He has made 18 appearances for the national side and will be looking to score his first ever international goal heading into Qatar.
Tunisia tactical analysis & likely formation at the World Cup
4-1-4-1 seems to be Jalel Kadri’s favoured formation now, which was evident in the latter rounds of the African Cup of Nations. Ellyes Skhiri and Ghailene Chaalali have been battling it out for the job of protecting the back four, while Dylan Bronn has made the centre back position his own, despite his red card against Brazil last time out.
Captain Youseff Msakni and Wahbi Khazri can be pushed higher up when needed to support Seifeddine Jaziri in attack, allowing the Tunisians to slip into a more of a 4-3-3 shape in attack.
Where are Tunisia in the Fifa world rankings?
Tunisia are currently ranked 30th in the Fifa world rankings sandwiched between Chile and Costa Rica.
Who is the Tunisia manager?
Jalel Kadri took charge of the Eagles of Carthage in January of this year after they were knocked out of AFCON by Burkina Faso in the quarter-finals.
Who is the current Tunisia captain?
31-year old Youssef Msakni is the current Tunisian captain having represented his country on 84 occasions, scoring 17 goals.
How many times have Tunisia won the World Cup?
Tunisia have never made it past the group stages.
How many times have Tunisia competed in the World Cup?
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be Tunisia’s sixth appearance at the tournament.
Who has scored Tunisia’s most goals in World Cup tournaments?
Wahbi Khazri is the only Tunisian to score multiple World Cup final goals having netted twice in 2018.
Which player from Tunisia has the most World Cup appearances?
Both Riadh Bouazizi and Kaies Ghodhbane have made eight World Cup appearances for Tunisia, both appearing at the 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cup finals.