Four years after winning their first World Cup match since 1978, Tunisia will try to beat the odds to qualify for the group stage.
After qualifying for three consecutive World Cups between 1998 and 2006, the Tunisians marked their comeback four years ago with a 2-1 win over Panama in Russia, where they lost to England and Belgium. However, this experience on the World Cup stage has not translated into regional success: since winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 2004, Tunisia have reached the quarter-finals just once in nine appearances (4th in 2019). . The Carthage Eagles sealed their place in Qatar by beating Mali 1-0 on aggregate in the final round of African World Cup qualifiers.