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Tunisia qualified for the 2006 World Cup Finals on October 8th, 2005.

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Tunisia in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Germany 2006 is Tunisia's 4th appearance at the World Cup Finals.

Tunisia's Best World Cup Performance

Still to get past the first round.

Tunisia World Cup Preparations

Tunisia Team Hotel

Mercure Schweinfurt Mainins - Tunisia Hotel for the World Cup Finals
Mercure Schweinfurt Mainins:
Maininsel 10-12, Schweinfurt.
The French chain hotel, Mercure should make some of the Tunisian players feel a little at home while playing in Germany.

Schweinfurt Info:
Tunisia will train at the Willy-Sachs-Stadion.

Tunisia Friendly Matches

Lost to Serbia & Montenegro (0:1), Wednesday 1st March. (Rades)

Beat Belarus (3:0), Tuesday 30th May. (Tunis)
Hamed Namouchi (35pen), Francileudo dos Santos (48), Issam Jomaa (90).

Drew with Uruguay (0:0), Friday 2nd June. (Tunis)
Uruguay won the LG Cup tournament by beating Tunisia 3-1 on penalties.

Tunisia in the 2006 World Cup

Fédération Tunisienne de Football
Group H

Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia in München:
From a drab, dismal, damp squib of a start by two World Cup lightweights we actually had football drama of heavyweight quality at the end.

Spain vs Tunisia in Stuttgart:
Tunisia held on to Jaouhar Mnari's 8th minute goal for most of the game but Spain's striking quality came good towards the end.

Ukraine vs Tunisia in Berlin:
Tunisia started the game with more enthusiasm, knowing that a win would make them the second African team in the Second Round, but they were reduced to ten men just before half-time and dos Santos was saved until too late.

Knockout Stage

Tunisia failed to qualify for the Second Round.

Tunisia World Cup Squad 2006

Tunisia Football Kit
Les Aigles de Carthage

Goalkeepers:

1 Ali Boumnijel (Club Africain)
16 Adel Nefzi (US Monastir)
22 Hamdi Kasraoui (Esperance Tunis)

Defenders:

3 Karim Haggui (Strasbourg, France)
4 Alaeddine Yahia (Saint-Etienne, France)
6 Hatem Trabelsi (Ajax, Holland)
7 Haykel Gmamdia (Strasbourg, France)
15 Radhi Jaidi (Bolton Wanderers, England)
18 David Jemmali (Bordeaux, France)
19 Anis Ayari (Samsunspor, Turkey)
21 Karim Saidi (Lecce, Italy)

Midfielders:

2 Karim Essediri (Rosenborg, Noeway)
8 Mehdi Nafti (Birmingham City, England)
10 Kaies Ghodhbane (Diyarbakirspor, Turkey)
12 Jaouhar Mnari (FC Nürnberg, Germany)
13 Riadh Bouazizi (Kayserispor, Turkey)
14 Adel Chedli (FC Nürnberg, Germany)
17 Ben Saada (Bastia, France)
20 Hamed Namouchi (Rangers, Scotland)
23 Sofiane Melliti (Gaziantespor, Turkey)

Forwards:

5 Zied Jaziri (Troyes, France)
9 Yassine Chikhaoui (Etoile du Sahel)
11 Francileudo dos Santos (Toulouse, France)

Trainer:
Roger Lemerre (France).

Players to watch:
6 Hatem Trabelsi (Ajax, Holland)
11 Francileudo dos Santos da Silva (Toulouse, France)

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