Persistent Maâloul plots English downfall

Persistent Maâloul plots English downfall

Tunisia were drawing 1-1 with Serbia when Mohamed Jedidi stepped up to take a penalty. The striker scored and began celebrating. But the referee, Tahiti’s Charles Ariiotima, spotted an encroachment and ordered a retake.

Pogba so influential for France

Pogba so influential for France

With all the talk about the front three, it was the influential Paul Pogba who came to the rescue as France claimed a hard-fought 2-1 win against Australia in their World Cup opener on Saturday.

Another chance beckons for Belgian golden generation

Another chance beckons for Belgian golden generation

Belgium see far beyond Monday’s World Cup opener against debutants Panama but need a solid win to settle nerves and rack up goal difference as a “golden generation” of club greats seek finally to deliver as a team.

Croatia and Nigeria in fight to death

Croatia and Nigeria in fight to death

Dark horse Croatia take on spirited Nigeria in a World Cup opener on Saturday that could leave one side fighting for their tournament lives in the Group of Death.

Morocco remind Dutch of fall from grace

Morocco remind Dutch of fall from grace

When the Dutch sit down to watch the World Cup kick off in Russia on Thursday, the absence of their orange-clad team from the 32 participating nations will be the bitterest of reminders of just how far they have fallen down the global pecking order.

Morocco can't do without Ziyech

Morocco can't do without Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech reacted with a fit of pique when he was left out of Morocco’s squad for last year’s African Nations Cup finals and vowed he would never play international football again.

Khazri carrying Tunisian hopes

Khazri carrying Tunisian hopes

In his last game for Sunderland, a 3-0 defeat by Barnsley, Wahbi Khazri was booed by his own team’s fans. He left on loan to Rennes, where supporters quickly took him to their hearts, and this summer travels to Russia as a player on whom his country depends heavily.

Tunisia need to overcome injury woes

Tunisia need to overcome injury woes

When Nabil Maâloul took over from Henryk Kasperczak in April last year, after the FA’s president, Wadee Jaree, sacked the Pole, he kept to the same 4-2-3-1 formation against Egypt to win a qualifying match for the next Africa Cup of Nations.

Login Form

ITPSocialButtons

Share this post

Submit to DeliciousSubmit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google BookmarksSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TechnoratiSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn