Here are the facts about Tunisia, which qualified for the African Cup of Nations:
*African Cup of Nations record
Previous participation in finals: 19 times in 1962, 1963, 1965, 1978, 1982, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
Best performance: She won the title in 2004.
She was drawn into Group F alongside Gambia, Mali and Mauritania.
Coach: Munther Al Kabeer
The appointment of the former defender came in August 2019 after a long period of reliance on foreign coaches.
Previously, he worked with the three biggest clubs in Tunisia, Al-Afriqi, Esperance and Etoile du Sahel.
Although Tunisia reached the Arab Cup final last month, speculation emerged that the 51-year-old coach could be sacked, which led to the National Federation issuing a statement denying the matter.
* Most notable players: striker Wahbi Khazri (30 years old)
Khazri, who was born in Corsica and played for France’s under-21 national team despite his Tunisian parents, is participating in the finals for the fifth time.
It will be a good break from struggling Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 as Khazri is the team’s top scorer this season, although the team is bottom of the table.
Khazri started his career in Bastia and then moved to Bordeaux before a failed spell with Sunderland and returned to France to join Stade Rennes.
* ITF Ranking in December 2021: 30
* How to qualify: She topped Group Ten against Equatorial Guinea, Tanzania and Libya.
goalkeepers: Farouk bin Mustafa (Esperance) Bashir bin Said (Union of Monastir) Ayman Dahmane (Sfaxien) Ali Jamal (Etoile du Sahel)
Defenders: Ali Abdi (Cayenne) Mohamed Amine Benhamida (Esperance) Dylan Braun (Metz) Mohamed Drager (Nottingham Forest) Osama Haddadi (Yeni Malatya Sport) Bilal Al-Aifa (African) Ali Maaloul (Al-Ahly of Egypt) Hamza Mathlouthi (Zamalek) Omar Rakik (Arsenal) Montaser Talbi (Rubin Kazan)
Midfielders: Firas Belarabi (Ajman, UAE), Mohammed Ali Bin Ramadan (Esperance), Anis Bin Soleimani (Brondeby), Ghaylan Chaalali (Esperance), Seif Eddine Khaoui (Clermo), Issa Al-Aidouny (Fransafrosh), Hannibal Majbri (Manchester United), Hamza Rafia (Standard Liege) Elias Skhiri ( Cologne)
Attackers: Seif El-Din El-Jaziri (Egyptian Zamalek) Wahbi Khazri (Saint Etienne) Youssef Msakni (Qatari Arab) Naim Saliti (Saudi Agreement) Yuan Touzgar (Troyes)
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