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 Tunisia (TUN)
  • FIFA Trigramme: TUN
  • Country: Tunisia
  • Country (official name): Al Jumhuriyah at Tunisiyah
  • Continent: Africa
  • Capital: Tunis
  • Major cities: Sfax, Bizerte, Djerba, Gabes, Sousse, Kairouan, Gafsa
  • Currency: Dinar
  • Official languages: Arabic
  • Motto: Liberty, order, justice.
  Standings
 
Group H MP W D L GF GA Pts
ESP 3 3 0 0 8 1 9
UKR 3 2 0 1 5 4 6
TUN 3 0 1 2 3 6 1
KSA 3 0 1 2 2 7 1
Founded 1956
Affiliated 1960
WC participations 1978, 1998, 2002
WC honours None
Continental Titles None
Facts
  • Tunisia won many admirers for African football in their first appearance at a FIFA World Cupô finals in 1978, beating Mexico and holding world champions Germany to a draw, before exiting the tournament after the first round.
     
  • Two decades passed before Tunisia returned to the finals where they landed in a tough group with England, Colombia and Romania and not unexpectedly failed to survive the first stage.
     
  • They qualified again for the 2002 tournament but again put up a disappointing showing, earning a single point from a dour meeting with Belgium before packing their bags for an early flight home.