Tunisia beat Zambia by three in an exciting game
Tunisia beat Zambia by three in an exciting game and Ali Maaloul scored.
Tunisia finished the first half of its match against Zambia, advancing 3-0, in the match between the two teams currently at the Olympic Hamadi Al-Aqrab stadium in Rades, in the last round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
The goals of the Tunisian team were scored by Issa Al-Aidouni in the 18th minute and Mohamed Dragher in the 31st minute, before Al-Ahly club star Ali Maaloul scored the third goal in the 43rd minute.
Tunisia and Equatorial Guinea are competing for the qualification ticket, with the two equal with 10 points, and the Carthage Eagles meet with Zambia in Rades, while Guinea faces Mauritania, and the latter advanced 1-0.
The formation witnessed the presence of Al-Ahly club star Ali Maaloul, while the Zamalek duo Hamza Mathlouthi and Seif Al-Jaziri were on the bench, while Ferjani Sassi, the former Zamalek player, was in the starting lineup.
The formation was as follows: Farouk bin Mustafa – Montaser Al-Talbi – Dylan Brown – Yassin Meriah – Muhammad Dragher – Ali Maaloul – Ferjani Sassi – Issa Al-Aidoni – Seif Al-Din Al-Khawi – Naim Al-Sulaiti – Wahbi Al-Khazri.
Tunisia is at the top of Group B and first place with 10 points, after the sudden defeat of Equatorial Guinea 0-1, in the last round, with a goal difference from Equatorial Guinea in the runners-up, while Zambia occupies third place with seven points, and Mauritania is at the bottom of the standings with one point.
The Tunisian team outperforms its Guinean counterpart in direct confrontations and goal difference, as the Arab team won 3-0 at home, and lost outside it with a goal without a reply. As for the goal difference, Tunisia has +7, while Guinea has +1, and the Carthage Eagles suffice to win any result to qualify or draw with a tie. Guinea at the same time.
The Tunisian team has two chances to draw or win any result over Zambia, to ensure qualification with the fall of Equatorial Guinea or a draw against Mauritania in the last round, whether by loss or a tie, to resolve the direct qualification ticket to the final stage.
In the event that the two teams win, the goal difference will be decisive in this case for the team qualified for the final stage of the qualifiers, and it is in the interest of Tunisia.
Tunisia’s qualification means that the Pharaohs will continue to be ranked second, and set a fiery date with one of the teams in the first classification.
The Egyptian team has the opportunity to be in the first classification in the draw for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, if one of the teams of Tunisia, Algeria or Nigeria fails to qualify for the final stage before the draw is made.