Tunisia

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 Tunisia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) نسور قرطاج
(The Eagles of Carthage)
Association Tunisian Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation UNAF (North Africa)
Head coach Nabil Maâloul
Captain Aymen Mathlouthi
Most caps Sadok Sassi (116)
Top scorer Issam Jemâa (36)
Home stadium Stade Olympique de Radès
FIFA code TUN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 14 Steady (17 May 2018)
Highest 14 (April – May 2018)
Lowest 65 (July 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 51 Steady (20 April 2018)
Highest 24 (June 1978)
Lowest 103 (July 1988)
First international
 Tunisia 1–2 Algeria 
(Tunisia; 25 June 1957)
Biggest win
 Tunisia 8–1 Chinese Taipei 
(RomeItaly; 18 August 1960)
 Tunisia 7–0 Togo 
(TunisTunisia; 7 January 2000)
 Tunisia 7–0 Malawi 
(TunisTunisia; 26 March 2005)
 Tunisia 8–1 Djibouti 
(RadèsTunisia; 12 June 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Hungary 10–1 Tunisia Tunisia
(BudapestHungary; 24 July 1960)
World Cup
Appearances 5 (first in 1978)
Best result Group stage, 197819982002 and 2006
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 18 (first in 1962)
Best result Champions 2004
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2005)
Best result Group stage, 2005

 


 

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The following 29 players were called up to the preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


Caps and goals updated as March 27, 2018 after the match against Costa Rica.

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Aymen Mathlouthi (Captain) 14 September 1984 (age 33) 69 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Batin
GK Moez Ben Cherifia 24 June 1991 (age 26) 18 0 Tunisia Espérance
GK Farouk Ben Mustapha 1 July 1989 (age 28) 15 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
GK Mouez Hassen 5 March 1995 (age 23) 1 0 France Châteauroux

DF Ali Maâloul 1 January 1990 (age 28) 43 0 Egypt Al Ahly
DF Syam Ben Youssef 31 March 1989 (age 29) 40 1 Turkey Kasımpaşa
DF Khalil Chemmam 24 July 1987 (age 30) 21 0 Tunisia Espérance
DF Yassine Meriah 2 July 1993 (age 24) 13 1 Tunisia CS Sfaxien
DF Hamdi Nagguez 28 October 1992 (age 25) 13 0 Egypt Zamalek
DF Rami Bedoui 19 January 1990 (age 28) 8 0 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
DF Oussama Haddadi 28 January 1992 (age 26) 6 0 France Dijon
DF Bilel Mohsni 21 July 1987 (age 30) 6 0 Scotland Dundee United
DF Dylan Bronn 19 June 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Belgium Gent
DF Yohan Benalouane 28 March 1987 (age 31) 2 0 England Leicester City

MF Ferjani Sassi 18 March 1992 (age 26) 36 2 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
MF Wahbi Khazri (Vice captain) 8 February 1991 (age 27) 35 12 France Rennes
MF Mohamed Amine Ben Amor 1 January 1992 (age 26) 24 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
MF Naïm Sliti 27 July 1992 (age 25) 14 3 France Dijon
MF Ghailene Chaalali 28 February 1994 (age 24) 4 1 Tunisia Espérance
MF Mohamed Larbi 2 September 1987 (age 30) 4 0 France Tours
MF Ahmed Khalil 21 December 1994 (age 23) 3 0 Tunisia Club Africain
MF Saîf-Eddine Khaoui 27 April 1995 (age 23) 2 0 France Troyes
MF Ellyes Skhiri 10 May 1995 (age 23) 2 0 France Montpellier
MF Bassem Srarfi 25 June 1997 (age 20) 2 0 France Nice
MF Karim Laribi 20 April 1991 (age 27) 1 0 Italy Cesena

FW Saber Khalifa 14 October 1986 (age 31) 41 7 Tunisia Club Africain
FW Fakhreddine Ben Youssef 21 June 1991 (age 26) 31 4 Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq
FW Ahmed Akaïchi 23 February 1989 (age 29) 29 9 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
FW Anice Badri 18 August 1990 (age 27) 4 0 Tunisia Espérance

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up to the squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Mohamed Gaaloul 30 April 1989 (age 29) 0 0 Tunisia CS Sfaxien v.  Libya, 11 November 2017 PRE
GK Rami Jridi 25 April 1985 (age 33) 17 0 Tunisia CS Sfaxien v.  Egypt, 11 June 2017

DF Walid Hichri 5 March 1986 (age 32) 14 1 Tunisia US Monastir v.  Guinea, 7 October 2017
DF Chamseddine Dhaouadi 16 January 1987 (age 31) 10 0 Tunisia Espérance v.  Egypt, 11 June 2017
DF Zied Boughattas 21 July 1987 (age 30) 7 0 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel v.  Egypt, 11 June 2017
DF Aymen Belaïd 2 January 1989 (age 29) 3 0 Bulgaria Levski Sofia v.  Egypt, 11 June 2017

MF Karim Aouadhi 2 May 1986 (age 32) 9 1 Tunisia CS Sfaxien v.  Costa Rica, 27 March 2018
MF Ghazi Ayadi 19 July 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Tunisia Club Africain v.  Costa Rica, 27 March 2018
MF Mohamed Ali Moncer 28 April 1991 (age 27) 17 3 Tunisia Espérance v.  Libya, 11 November 2017 PRE
MF Hamza Jelassi 29 September 1991 (age 26) 0 0 Tunisia CA Bizertin v.  DR Congo, 5 September 2017
MF Idriss Mhirsi 21 February 1994 (age 24) 4 0 France Red Star v.  Egypt, 11 June 2017
MF Maher Ben Sghaier 22 April 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Tunisia Espérance v.  Egypt, 11 June 2017

FW Youssef Msakni 28 October 1990 (age 27) 51 14 Qatar Al-Duhail v.  Costa Rica, 27 March 2018 INJ
FW Taha Yassine Khenissi 6 January 1992 (age 26) 23 5 Tunisia Espérance v.  Costa Rica, 27 March 2018
FW Alaeddine Marzouki 3 January 1990 (age 28) 0 0 Tunisia CS Sfaxien v.  Costa Rica, 27 March 2018
FW Hamdi Harbaoui 5 January 1985 (age 33) 16 4 Belgium Zulte Waregem v.  Egypt, 11 June 2017
FW Ismail Sassi 24 December 1991 (age 26) 1 0 Cyprus AEL Limassol v.  Egypt, 11 June 2017

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
SUS Player is serving a suspension.
WD Player withdrew for personal reasons.

 

 

 

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