The Tunisia national football team (Arabic: ู ูุชุฎุจ ุชููุณ ููุฑุฉ ุงููุฏู โ), nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage (The Eagles of Carthage), is the national team of Tunisia and is controlled by the Fรฉdรฉration Tunisienne de Football. They have qualified for four FIFA World Cups, the first one in 1978, but have yet to make it out of the first round. Nevertheless, they created history in that 1978 tournament in Argentina by becoming the first African side to win a World Cup match, beating Mexico 3โ1. They also held defending champions West Germany to a goalless draw before bowing out. It took them 20 years to return to the finals but they have since qualified for the three tournaments in succession, in 1998, 2002 and 2006. They were the only African team to appear at the 2002 and 2006 tournaments โ 2002 qualifiers Senegal, Cameroon, Nigeria and South Africa were replaced by Ivory Coast, Angola, Ghana and Togo, who were all first-time qualifiers. Tunisia also won the African Nations Cup in 2004, for the first time in their history, when they hosted the tournament.
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