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Tunisia prepare to meet Sierra Leone in WC qualifier

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Tunisia trained on Monday under new coach Nabil Maaloul as they prepared for Saturday’s World Cup Qualifier against Sierra Leone.

Maaloul has taken over from Sami Trabelsi, who resigned following the side’s early exit from the African Nations Cup in January.

The game against Sierra Leone gives Tunisia the chance to consolidate their lead at the top of Group B, which they top with six points from two matches.

Their opponents have four points from two matches

Tunisia, who have reached ther World Cup finals on four occasions, became the first African nation to win a games at the finals in Argentina in 1978 when they beat Mexico 3-1 in their opening match.

The current Tunisia team reached the African Cup of Nations finals in January thanks to the away-goals rule against their forthcoming opponents.

A 2-2 victory away to Sierra Leone meant Tunisia qualified for the finals with a subsequent 0-0 draw at home.