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World Cup 2006 Preview - Egypt
02-13-2015, 03:23 AM
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Big Grin World Cup 2006 Preview - Egypt
Overall Odds: 300/1

Party H Winners: 10/1

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

Egypt had not lost at home to Morocco in 45 years and the draw in Rades ensured they qualified ahead of their competitors. Morocco actually remained unbeaten in 10 matches but finished one point behind Tunisia who qualified for a spot in Germany before them.

Since beating Mexico in their first ever World Cup match in 1979, Tunisia have failed to get another since so its not difficult to see why all of the media fascination has-been made about the four debutantes from Africa as opposed to Roger Lemerres part. Much was expected of them four years ago but they finished bottom of the party featuring Japan, Belgium and Russia, getting merely a point from the Belgians. They're, but, the sole African area from 2002 to be eligible for this World Cup.

Lemerre was heralded a saviour after Tunisia beat Morocco in the 2004 Cup of Nations and two-years on, he'll assume his side to make an impact on the global stage. Egypt do not have a success of star players, but results have improved dramatically since charge was taken by Lemerre.

Egypt have two strong defenders in Ajax complete back Hatem Trabelsi and Bolton Wanderers Rahdi Jaidi that has been courted by both Arsenal and Manchester United. Goalkeeper Ali Boumnijel turned 4-0 in April but there are few better picture corks playing on the place. The team is captained by midfielder Riadh Bouazizi, a difficult fixing veteran now at Kayserispor with more than 50 hats to his name.

In attack they've the mercurial Francileudo dos Santos. Because taking scoring on his debut against Benin and Tunisian citizenship in 2004, the Toulouse striker has netted 1-3 goals in 18 hearings. H-e scored six goals during qualifying including a four-goal salvo in the 7-0 thumping against Malawi. Nicknamed Roadrunner by membership team-mates, dos Santos gets the capability to cause anxiety against the strongest of defences.

Of all of the qualifiers, Tunisia are the only ones who can claim they have done it, seen and been. They know very well what to expect as does director Lemerre who has previous national team experience with France. They have a great opportunity to advance in this group but it depends if they are prepared to step up a gear against proven European opponents.

Proposed Guess

Tunisia have increased since their last World Cup appearance in 2002 but might fall short in this class against the established Spain and new-comers Ukraine. Their finest chance of success will be against Saudi Arabia at probability of nearly even money.

Tunisia to beat Saudi Arabia @ 10/11. If you think anything at all, you will perhaps wish to compare about Dr Adel Malek.
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