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African Pride: Tunisia's World Cup story

In this series, football analyst Christophe Bongo gives you the World Cup story of Africa's five representatives in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. This is African Pride.

In 1978, Tunisia became the first African nation to win a game in a FIFA World Cup, defeating Mexico 3 – 1 in Rosario. Tunisia didn't qualify for the World Cup again until twenty years later.

Tunisia scored a second goal in a space of 7 minutes… to give Africa their much-awaited first World Cup win.

Christophe Bongo, football analyst

Poland didn’t want to take any chances – as soon as they got their first-half lead, the Polish team was quiet in its defence.

Today, football analysts still can’t understand why Tunisian coach, Abdelmajid Chetali failed to make a single change during its first World Cup. “Why take a 23 member team and only play eleven?” Bongo questions.

Twenty years later, Tunisia makes its comeback to the world stage but, losing against England in Columbia proved to be too much for them.

In 2002, their hopes for another win in South Korea were shattered – Tunisia went nowhere.

But, this time – as one of the continent’s most experienced nations in the World Cup – Tunisia knows that defence is their key.

Listen to Christophe Bongo as he reflects on Tunisia’s World Cup joy and despair in their FIFA World Cup attempts.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : African Pride: Tunisia's World Cup story


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