Tournament Review: Tunisia
Tunisia did not do a lot wrong in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. They had a bad second game against Cote d’Ivoire, but otherwise looked a good side that could perhaps have gone far in the competition.
Coach Sami Trabelsi will be lifted by the showing of his players, who were resolute for the most part in the 1-0 opening game win over Algeria.
That match looked as though it was heading for a draw before Youssef Msakni popped up late to score a cracking winner.
The came up against a determined Ivorian side in the second match and were second-best all the way, humbled by Africa’s top team.
It still meant they had a chance to progress with a win over Togo in their decider, but suffered heart-ache after Khaled Mouelhi missed a late penalty for the team that would have sent them into the quarterfinals.
But Trabelsi will feel there is plenty to build on for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the next Nations Cup tournament and will not be too disheartened with his side.
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