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Tunisia coach resigns after surprise Cup of Nations exit

Tunisia coach resigns after surprise Cup of Nations exit

JALEL Kadri has left his role as coach of Tunisia following the side’s surprise early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations having finished bottom of their pool in the Ivory Coast on Wednesday and not met his pre-tournament goal of a semi-final place. Kadri, who led the side at the World Cup in Qatar where they beat France, announced in a post-match television interview following the 0-0 draw with South Africa that confirmed their elimination. Speaking to beIN Sports, Kadri said his contract would automatically expire since Tunisia failed to reach the semi-finals, which was the minimum requirement. When…
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No major surprises in Tunisia’s World Cup squad

No major surprises in Tunisia’s World Cup squad

TUNISIA has dropped the French-based winger Saif-Eddine Khaoui for the World Cup but coach Jalel Kadri made no other major changes in naming his 26-man selection. Khaoui was chosen in the squad that competed at the World Cup in Russia four years ago and, although infrequently played for Tunisia since, had been expected to be included given his form in Ligue 1 for his club Clermont. A total of 10 players survive from the squad that competed at the last World Cup, where Tunisia were beaten by both Belgium and England but did win their last group game against Panama. Veteran goalkeeper…
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