|| Tunisia won many admirers for
African football in their first appearance
at the FIFA World Cup™ finals in 1978,
beating Mexico and holding world champions
Germany to a draw, before exiting the tournament
after the first round.
||Two decades passed before Tunisia returned
to the finals where they landed in a tough
group with England, Colombia and Romania and
not unexpectedly failed to survive the first
|| They qualified again for the 2002 tournament
but again put up a disappointing showing,
earning a single point from a dour meeting
with Belgium before packing their bags for
an early flight home.