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…

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