Dino Maamria: where Tunisia can cause England problems

18 June 2018 09:00
Stevenage’s Tunisian manager says confidence is high in his football-obsessed homeland and that a positive World Cup result would be felt far beyond the pitchIn 1978 I became who I am today because Tunisia did so well in that World Cup. I was a six-year-old boy then and it inspired me to become a footballer. I became obsessed after watching Tunisia do so well in Argentina, beating Mexico 3-1, drawing with West Germany and losing narrowly against Poland.That inspired not just a whole nation but also the whole Arab world. If Tunisia can go through to the knockout stages in Russia it would be huge not just for Tunisia but also the Arab world. In a way, football is their getaway from all of the political nonsense and almost takes them out of their misery a little. Related: Darren Anderton: England-Tunisia in 1998 had a horrible buildup but happy ending Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian