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Many World Cups have passed and they just seem to fly by ever so quickly. There is so much football played, that though we have watched a lot of it, whether it has been seeing the game live or watching highlights, it can really scramble the brain to pinpoint everything that has happened. I therefore had an idea to keep a diary/log from day to day, something that can be just as useful in many years as it is now, in regard to jogging the memory. So here I present …


Andre Ayew’s winner sent Ghana to the semi-final at Tunisia’s expense.

Aymen Mathlouthi’s extra-time blunder cost ten-man Tunisia a place in the African Cup of Nations semi-finals as Ghana defeated them 2-1.
The Étoile du Sahel goalkeeper dropped a harmless cross, gifting Marseille’s Andre Ayew with the ball and he tapped home in the 97th minute to send Ghana through to the last four.  Captain John Mensah headed home from a corner early in the first half for Ghana before Saber Khelifa’s header gave Tunisia the equaliser shortly …

Coach Sami Trabelsi

The group stages have been concluded and the eight teams left are preparing for the quarter finals of the African Cup of Nations.  For Tunisia, their second-place finish in Group C sees them up against Group D winners Ghana.
The Black Stars have won the cup on four occasions with the last one coming way back in 1982, but are one of the tournament favourites alongside Ivory Coast and the Tunisians will have a huge task to qualify for the semi-finals.
African giants Morocco and Senegal didn’t even make out …


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his third goal of the African Cup of Nations as Gabon sealed their place as Group C winners at the expense of a much-changed Tunisia starting XI. 

Aubameyang’s 60th minute strike, which took a damning deflection off keeper Rami Jeridi, was enough to see off Tunisia in Libreville.  After a cool through ball from captain Daniel Cousin, the three-goal striker sent the Gabonese home support into raptures as Tunisia coach Trabelsi was made to rue making eight changes to his team.

Gabon, as Group C winners, …


Isaam Jemaa came off the bench to fire lacklustre Tunisia to an 89th-minute winner and send them to the top of Group C with six points, with Gabon up against Morocco later tonight.
Youssef Msakni scored another superb solo effort in the fourth minute when he dribbled and ran past the Niger defence with ease to slot home the opener.  But a goalkeeping error from Aymen Mathlouthi was pounced upon by William Tonji Ngounou who headed home to give Niger their first African Cup of Nations goal …

TUNISIA       2 – 1       MOROCCO             

TUNISIA took a massive step towards qualifying for the last eight of the African Cup of Nations as they seen off North African rivals Morocco 2-1 in Libreville tonight.
In a game dominated by the losers Morocco, the Carthage Eagles got their tactics spot-on to counter attack when they could and scored through a free-kick from Khaled Korbi in the first half, later relying on a fantastic piece of skill from Youssef Msakni to give …

Having won the 2004 edition of African Cup of Nations, Tunisia are looking to repeat their famous and only victory at the tournament this year, and start off against rivals Morocco in the opening game of Group C on Monday.
The 2004 games were held in Tunisia and that played a major part in The Eagles of Carthage going all the way to lift the trophy in the 65,000-seater Stade 7 Novembre, the home of the Tunisian national team.  Of the starting 11 in the final against Morocco, in which they …

The 2012 African Cup of Nations will kick off on Saturday as co-hosts Equatorial Guinea face up to Libya in the opening game.  But for Tunisia, the fireworks are not set off until they play North African rivals Morocco in their opening group game on Monday.
Of the last five countries to have won the tournament, only Tunisia has qualified for this year’s edition of the cup.  Three-in-a-row winners Egypt failed to qualify along with African heavyweights Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa and Algeria.
Looking to gain confidence
Tunisia was the last team to win …

Tunisia’s young squad have battled their way to two draws so far in this years African Nations Cup but they will have to go one better and beat pre-tournament favourites Cameroon in Lubango on 21st January.
Faouzi Benzarti’s inexperienced side have performed well so far but have struggled to create too many chances to win games. The Carthage Eagles will be heartened by the fact that Cameroon also have to win the match to ensure qualification which could mean an open game and more chances.
Tunisia captain Karim Haggui has come to …

Tunisia struggled to make their dominance pay against Gabon in Lubango. The Eagles picked up their second draw of the tournament, which leaves them third in group D on two points.
Faouzi Benzarti made two changes to the side that drew with Zambia; Souheil Ben Radhia replaced fellow defender Khaled Souissi and striker Issam Jemaa came in for injured midfielder Oussam Darragi as the Tunisians lined up with a new attacking formation.
The Carthage Eagles saw more of the ball in the first 10 minutes as the Gabon side sat back waiting …