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Tunisia Qualify for 2022 World Cup Finals

Tunisia Qualify for 2022 World Cup Finals

Wednesday, 30 March, 2022 - 06:30
Tunisia players celebrate after qualifying to World Cup 2022 after their match against Mali, at the Olympic stadium in Rades, Tunisia, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)

Tunisia secured a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar despite being held 0-0 at home by Mali on Tuesday in the second leg of an African play-off.

A pre-match warning by Tunisia coach Jalel Kadri to his team that the return match would be even tougher than the first leg in Bamako last Friday proved spot on.

Having built a 1-0 lead in Mali through a Moussa Sissako own-goal, Tunisia were unable to build on their aggregate advantage and scraped through for a sixth appearance at the finals.

Cameroon, Ghana and Morocco also booked their places in the finals on a frantic night of play-off action.

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