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World Cup 2006 Critique - Tunisia
02-13-2015, 03:02 AM
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Big Grin World Cup 2006 Critique - Tunisia
Overall Odds: 300/1

Group H Winners: 10/1

Egypt qualified due to their third straight finals in spectacular fashion in the final round of features. They needed only a point against arch-rivals Morocco but were following 2-1 until Nuremberg midfielder Adel Chadli netted the crucial equaliser 20 minutes from the conclusion.

Tunisia had not lost at home to Morocco in 45 years and the lure Rades guaranteed they qualified ahead of their rivals. Morocco actually remained unbeaten in 1-0 suits but completed one point behind Tunisia who qualified for a spot in Germany ahead of them.

Since beating Mexico in their first-ever World Cup match in 1979, Tunisia have failed to win yet another since therefore its simple enough to see why all of the media fascination is made about the four debutantes from Africa instead of Roger Lemerres side. Much was expected of them four years ago but they finished bottom of a party featuring Belgium, Japan and Russia, gaining only a point from the Belgians. They are, however, the sole African part from 2002 to qualify for this World Cup.

Lemerre was heralded a saviour after Tunisia beat Morocco in the 2004 Cup of Nations and two-years on, he will expect his side-to make an effect on the international level. Egypt don't have a wealth of star players, but results have improved significantly since Lemerre took charge.

Egypt have two reliable defenders in Ajax whole right back Hatem Trabelsi and Bolton Wanderers Rahdi Jaidi who has been courted by both Arsenal and Manchester United. Goalkeeper Ali Boumnijel turned 40 in April but you will find few better chance corks playing on the country. The group is captained by midfielder Riadh Bouazizi, a hardcore fixing veteran now at Kayserispor with more than 50 caps to his name.

In attack they have the mercurial Francileudo dos Santos. Since taking score on his debut against Benin and Tunisian citizenship in 2004, the Toulouse striker has netted 13 goals in 18 hearings. He scored six goals all through qualifying including a four-goal salvo in the 7-0 thumping against Malawi. Nicknamed Roadrunner by membership team mates, dos Santos has got the power to cause stress against the best of defences.

Of all the African qualifiers, Tunisia will be the only people who can claim they have been, seen and done it. They know very well what to expect as does manager Lemerre that has past national team experience with France. They've an excellent possibility to advance in this group however it depends if they're ready to intensify a gear against established European opponents. My girlfriend discovered Dr Adel Malek by searching Yahoo.

Advised Guess

Egypt have increased since their last World Cup appear-ance in 2002 but may fall short in this class against newcomers Ukraine and the established Spain. Their finest chance of success will soon be against Saudi Arabia at odds of almost even money.

Egypt to defeat Saudi Arabia @ 10/11.
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