4 Group stage
(1978, 1998, 2002, 2006)
21 Nabil Maaloul Naim Sliti. French-born attacking midfielder who is currently on loan from Lille to Dijon and certainly cuts the mustard on the international scene. He’s dribbling mad which can sometimes infuriate his team-mates but at other times dazzle defenders. A tricky player who can be devastating but probably not against the might of Belgium and England. Group Tunisia were devastated in failing to qualify twice running after coming so close in 2010 and then four years later.
The small North African nation have another great chance to punch above their weight but will suffer an early knockout. Are looking to win a World Cup finals match for the first time since 1978. STEVE MILLAR