Tunisia had a decent AFCON tournament last time, reaching the quarterfinals, but they look like the weaker of the teams in this group. Our sportsbook is offering a great range of betting markets and props for the 2022 world cup.
Hannibal Mejbri: Man United
Manchester United 19-year-old midfielder Hannibal Mejbri is set to leave the Red Devils in the near future with Birmingham reportedly winning the race to sign the youngster on loan for the season. United had made the decision in the past few weeks that a loan move for Hannibal would be the best option for his development this season. Birmingham has loaned a number of United youngsters in the past few years and that is said to have played a part in this move too.
The Tunisia international featured in three pre-season matches for United this summer, but didn’t start a single one of those games amid plenty of competition in his favored attacking-midfield role. Hannibal is also keen on a move as he appreciates the need to be playing regular football ahead of the World Cup.
The teenager has only made three senior appearances for United in his career so far but has been a regular for his national team with 16 appearances to his name since making his debut in June of last year. Hannibal is well-placed to receive a call-up to their World Cup squad.
Aissa Laidouni: Ferencvaros
Arrived in Angers when he was 19, Laidouni played only one Ligue 1 match, in April 2016 against Troyes, before a falling out with his coach and his leaders put an end to his dreams of being a regular French top-flight league player.
He was loaned in the second tier, to Chambly, and to Herbaria then exiled in Romania at the end of his lease. At FC Voluntari, where he evolved for two years, found pleasure and caught the eye of several formations, in particular Swansea. In the end, he signed with Hungarian champions Ferencvaros in 2020.
In Hungary, he played several matches on the European stage in the Europa League and the Champions League notably against FC Barcelona and Juventus. With Tunisia, recently, he was one of the major players in the qualification for the World cup soccer 2022. He earned 55 international caps since 2020 and scored six goals under his country’s flag. If you’re betting online, Ferencvaros is a team to watch and bet on, at least in their domestic league.
Omar Rekik: Sparta Rotterdam
The 20-year-old defender who joined Arsenal from Hertha Berlin in January 2021, was a regular with the under-23 team last season, making 19 appearances, including 14 in the Premier League 2 campaign. The central defender was born in the Netherlands, for whom he featured at under-18 level, but is now a senior international with Tunisia, making his debut in a 1-0 win over Mali in June 2021. Omar’s strong performances were rewarded with a place in the Tunisia squad for the Africa Cup of Nations 2022 held in Cameroon in January, where he made two appearances helping Tunisia reach the quarter-finals.
During his youth career, Omar also spent time at Feyenoord, Manchester City, PSV Eindhoven, and Marseille. He has joined Dutch Eredivisie side Sparta Rotterdam on loan for the 2022/23 season but he must fight for a place in the starting lineup amid plenty of competition inside the squad. If he becomes a regular, he will definitely travel to Qatar and play at the World Cup.
Tunisia World Cup Expectations
Tunisia booked a place at the FIFA World Cup for the second time in a row. Tunisia may not have a star-studded lineup or a star individual on whom it can rely, but it could prove to be a dangerous opponent to run into while playing with a nothing-to-lose attitude.
They were drawn into Group D together with World Cup reigning champs France, Denmark, and Australia. It will be tough for them to qualify from this group as they are given the last chance, priced at +330 according to the latest soccer odds.
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