Tunisia National Team FIFA World Cup Betting

Tunisia National Team World Cup Betting

Tunisia National Team FIFA World Cup Betting

Tunisia is hoping to get to the knockout rounds of the World cup for the first time ever. This is the sixth trip to the World Cup for the Eagles of Carthage, but they have only won two matches and have yet to advance out of the Group Stage. They can take pride in the fact that they have picked up at least one result in every World Cup appearance, yet they are considered longshots to make it out of a group with France and Denmark.

Manager: Jalel Kadri

Nickname: Eagles of Carthage

Confederation: CAF (Africa)

FIFA Ranking: 35 (March 2022)

Tunisia World Cup Betting Odds

To Win Group D: +1350

To Win 2022 World Cup: +50000

*Odds as of May 4, 2022

Tunisia Group Stage Schedule

Denmark vs. Tunisia, Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 8 a.m. ET, at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan (FS1)

Tunisia vs. IC Playoff 1, Saturday, November 26, 2022, 5 a.m. ET, at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah (FS1)

Tunisia vs. France, Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 10 a.m. ET, at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan (FOX)

History at the World Cup

Appearances: 6 (first in 1978)

Best Result: Group Stage (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2018)

Tunisia was part of France until the 1950s, and the country did not qualify for the World Cup until 1978. That was Tunisia’s best showing on this stage ever, as they started the tournament with a 3-1 win over Mexico thanks to three second half goals. They fell to Poland in the next match but drew titans West Germany in their final Group Stage match to be the best team that didn’t advance in the tournament.

It took Tunisia 20 years to get back to the World Cup. Tunisia was unable to beat either England or Colombia at the 1998 World Cup, but they drew Romania in their last match. There was a similar story at the 2002 World Cup as Tunisia lost to Russia and Japan but drew Belgium, and they only drew Saudi Arabia in 2006.

The Eagles of Carthage failed to make the World Cup in either 2010 or 2014, but they secured their first win on this stage in four decades in Russia. Tunisia nearly earned a draw against England in their first match until a Harry Kane goal in extra time gave the Three Lions the win. Belgium eliminated Tunisia from advancing to the next round with a 5-2 victory in the next match, but the team shrugged off that defeat with a 2-1 win over Panama in their final game.

What to Watch

The leading active goal scorer for Tunisia is Wahbi Khazri. He played for both Tunisia and France in youth tournaments, but he affirmed that he would suit up for the Eagles of Carthage just before the 2013 African Cup of Nations. Khazri has 24 goals in 69 matches, and he got on the score sheet at the 2022 World Cup.

Youssef Msakni is currently the captain of this squad. Msakni has notched 15 goals in 83 matches, and he is very familiar with Qatar as he plays for Al-Duhail. He has scored 73 goals in 119 matches with Al-Duhail, so Tunisia is hoping that some of that form transfers over to national team play.

Al-Duhail teammate Ferjani Sassi is the most capped player in the midfield for Tunisia, but a lot of eyes will be on teenager Hannibal Mejbri. He joined Manchester United for over €5 million when he was 16, but he hasn’t seen much action on the Red Devils. Mejbri is already wearing the No. 10 for Tunisia, and his countrymen are hoping this is a breakout tournament.

Unlike many of the other predominantly Muslim countries that have a lot of their squad play for their domestic league, Tunisia has players on clubs all over Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. That is a detriment in terms of chemistry, but they play much better talent than they would if they stayed in Tunisia.

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