Tu­nisia

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Star player: Ay­men Ab­den­nour Coach: Hen­ryk Kasper­czak

The Tu­nisian cen­tre­back has at­tracted in­ter­est from Eng­land be­cause of the job he has done for Spain’s Va­len­cia. The strong de­fender will be a cru­cial fig­ure for Tu­nisia who are grouped against three of the fastest and dead­li­est at­tacks in this tour­na­ment. He has plenty of ex­pe­ri­ence, this be­ing his fourth tour­na­ment. The 70-year-old is one of the most ex­pe­ri­enced coaches in this show­piece not only be­cause he has been a coach for close to four decades but be­cause he will be in­volved in his sixth fi­nals. Only the leg­endary Claude le Roy, who will be mak­ing his ninth ap­pear­ance with Togo, has been to more Af­cons. Kasper­czak took Tu­nisia to the fi­nal of the 1996 edi­tion where they lost to Bafana Bafana.

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