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Tunisians Save Face With Tie Against Romania
Despite losing to England and Colombia, Tunisia did finish the tournament with a 1-1 tie with Group G winner Romania to avoid finishing last in the World Cup — a dubious distinction earned by the United States.

From AP

 England Beats Tunisia, 2-0
 Colombia Stays in Contention, Beats Tunisia 1-0
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World Cup Highlights

 Second participation in World Cup finals (1978, 1998)
 Two-time finalists in African Nations Cup (1965, 1996)
 Played in three Olympics (1960, 1988, 1996)
 Twice won the Arab Nations Cup

First-Round Results

Date Result Site
Monday, June 15 England 2, Tunisia 0 Marseille
Monday, June 22 Colombia 1, Tunisia 0 Montpellier
Friday, June 26 Romania 1, Tunisia 1 Saint-Denis

Complete First-Round Results


Pos. Name Age Club
GKChokri Ouaer31Esperance ST
GKAli Boumnijel 32Basti
GKRadhouane Salhi30E.S. Sahel
DKhaled Badra25Esperance ST
DTarek Thabet26Esperance ST
DMounir Boukadida30E.S. Sahel
DFerid Chouchane25E.S. Sahel
DSabri Jaballah24C. Africain
DSami Trabelsi30C. Sfaxien
DJose Clayton24Etoile du Sahel
DHatem Trabelsi21CSS Faxien
MKaies Ghodhbane22E.S.Sahel
MRiadh Bouazizi25E.S. Sahel
MFaycal Ben Ahmed25Esperance
MSirajeddine Chihi28Esperance ST
MZoubier Beya26Freibourg
MSkander Souayeh25C. Sfaxien
FAdel Sellimi26Nantes
FSlimane Ben24Freibourg
FRiadh Jelassi26E.S.Sahel
FImed Ben Younes23E.S. Sahel
FMourad Melki23O. Beja

Road to France

Won Lost Tied GF GA
How Qualified: First place in CAF Group 2
Aug. 17, 1997Tunisia 4, Namibia 0
June 8, 1997Egypt 0, Tunisia 0
April 27, 1997Tunisia 2, Liberia 0
April 5, 1997Namibia 1, Tunisia 2
Jan. 11, 1997Tunisia 1, Egypt 0
Nov. 10, 1996Liberia 0, Tunisia 1
June 16, 1996Tunisia 2, Rwanda 0
June 2, 1996Rwanda 1, Tunisia 3

Facts and Figures

Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Libya
Population: 9,245,284 (July 1997 estimate)
Independence: March 30 1956 (from France)
Capital: Tunis
Comparative area: Slightly larger than Georgia
Religions: Muslim 98 percent, Christian 1 percent, Jewish 1 percent
Climate: Temperate in north with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers; desert in south
Landscape: Mountains in north; hot, dry central plain; semiarid south merges into the Sahara border

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