team Tunisia

For the eighth time straight since 1995, Tunisia qualified for a Men’s World Championship – but their biggest success dates back to 2005, when they made it to the semi-final on home ground. Since then, Tunisia were best African nation at World Championships many times, but did not make it among the Top 8 anymore. After becoming African Champions twice in 2010 and 2012, they didn't make it two times in the continental finals, once against Egypt, once against Algeria. But in the 2018 African Championships at Gabon they stroke back: The only point, Tunisia gave from their hands, was from a 25:25 in the preliminary round against Algeria, then they first beat DR Congo 38:21 in the quarter-finals, then left Angola behind by a comprehensive 34:14 in the semi and finally beat their arch rivals Egypt 26:24 – though Tunisia had to replace their top star Wael Jallouz due to an injury.

Competition records:

World Championship match results: 1967: 15, 1995: 15, 1997: 16, 1999: 12, 2001: 10, 2003: 14, 2005: 4, 2007: 11, 2009: 17, 2011: 20, 2013: 11, 2015: 15, 2017: 19

Olympic Games match results: 1972: 10, 2000: 10, 2012: 8, 2016: 12

African Championship match results: 1974: GOLD, 1976: GOLD, 1979: GOLD, 1981: BRONZE, 1983: BRONZE, 1985: BRONZE, 1987: BRONZE, 1989: BRONZE, 1991: BRONZE, 1992: SILVER, 1994: GOLD, 1996: BRONZE, 1998: GOLD, 2000: BRONZE, 2002: GOLD, 2004: SILVER, 2006: GOLD, 2008: SILVER, 2010: GOLD, 2012: GOLD, 2014: SILVER, 2016: SILVER, 2018: GOLD

Qualification for Denmark/Germany 2019: African Champions

Coach: Toni Gerona