When the World Cup arrives it will be the North African sides fifth time in the competition. Although Tunisia is a team few are familiar with, and that could be to their advantage at the World Cup. The brains behind their campaign is manager Nabil Maâloul. A former Tunisian international who made 77 appearances for his country.
In their Qualifiers, they won six, drew two and remained undefeated. It's difficult to judge Tunisia from these results as the teams in the African qualifies at times lack quality. Nonetheless, the team managed to score eleven times in the build-up to Russia an only conceded four, so we can expect to see Tunisia's defence keeping things tight at the back.
They have been seeded into a group with Belgium, Panama and England. The strength of the oppositions suggests that Nabil Maâloul's men might be coming home early. Tunisia's best chance of progressing in the World Cup is to try and hold either England or Belgium to a draw in one of the first two games. Then Tunisia could go all out against Panama in the final group game on the 28th of June. Depending on the group standings it could be a fierce game. Paddy Power currently has Tunisia to qualify from Group G at 4/1. It looks unlikely for the African's nonetheless, they'll need to gain at least a point from England or Belgium to stand a chance.