Four days before the match defender Karim Hagui and midfielder Oussama Darragi spoke Tuesday March 19th about Saturday’s World Cup Qualifier against Sierra Leone.
The game against Sierra Leone will give Tunisia the chance to consolidate their lead at the top of Group B, which they top with six points from two matches. Their opponents are second, with four points from two matches
Tunisia, who have reached the World Cup finals on four occasions, became the first African nation to win a game at the finals, in Argentina in 1978, when they beat Mexico 3-1 in their opening match.
The current Tunisia team reached the Africa Cup of Nations finals in January, after they overcame Saturday’s opponents on the away-goals rule – a 2-2 victory away to Sierra Leone meant Tunisia qualified for the finals with a subsequent 0-0 draw at home.
Qatar will take on Bahrain in their Asian Cup 2015 qualifying match on March 22 followed by another away game against South Korea on March 26.
While Qatar are expected to sail through qualifying for the Asian Cup, a defeat to South Korea will spell doom for them as far as their Brazil 2014 hopes are concerned.
The Qataris, coached by Fahad Thani, have recently beaten Egypt 3-1 & Thailand 1-0 in friendly games in Doha.
Sudan will travel to Ghana on the 24th of March to face Ghana in group D in round two of the African qualifications to Brazil 2014.
Sudan currently sits in third place with one point from two matches, while Ghana are in second with three.
Group leaders Zambia have six points thanks to three points awarded to them despite losing to Sudan 3-0 back in June after the Sudanese fielded an ineligible player.
The punishment could well have jeopardised Sudan’s chances, but a win away to mighty Ghana would mean they can still dream.
Sudan are currently ranked 127th while Ghana are in the top 20 in the FIFA world rankings.