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With the Qlamqtar 2022 world cup only about 11 periods away (depending on your own set of menstrual circumstances), I’m going to be answering all the burning questions leading up to the tournament. Today, I take a look at northern African powerhouse Tunisia, who have qualified for the World Cup five times in their history.
Maybe a robot’s what we need to get past the group stage?
Nickname: The Eagles of Carthage
FIFA Ranking: 29 (Nov 2021)
During its first COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, Tunisian police deployed a remotely controlled robot to patrol the streets of Tunis and enforce stay-at-home orders. The robocop stopped any citizens found on the street and ordered them to present valid documentation justifying why they left their homes. The robot performed its duties so competently that its left Tunisians wondering whether the robot could be assigned to other tasks, such as goalkeeping and doing a decent enough job to help Tunisia finally advance out of the group stage at a World Cup Finals. The Eagles of Carthage haven’t kept a clean sheet at a World Cup Finals since 1978 and although Tunisia’s COVID robot is criticised for its lack of quickness and slow reaction time, maybe playing a differential wheeled robot in goal is exactly what’s needed. Tunisia are past the point of judging what works and doesn’t. It’s Hail Mary time
One to watch: The 2026 World Cup
To be seen as a righteous soccer team by the soccer god, Footbolk, every national soccer team must make a pilgrimage to the most holiest of territories, the second round of the World Cup. However, Tunisian tradition states that seven trips to the World Cup Finals without advancing to the second round are sufficient and equivalent to one regular trip to the second round. Though not quite the same as making a trip all the way to the final, stay tuned, because after the Eagles of Carthage qualify and fail at the group stages of the 2022 and 2026 World Cups, they’ll then have officially completed the fifth pillar of Soccer and in turn have eternally pleased The Bestower of 3 Points.
Learn the lingo & speak like a local!
AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS CAMEROON 2021
Jan 12, 2022
TUNISIA 🇹🇳 x 🇲🇱 MALI
Jan 16, 2022
TUNISIA 🇹🇳 x 🇲🇷 MAURITANIA
Jan 20, 2022
GAMBIA 🇬🇲 x 🇹🇳 TUNISIA