The likes of Khaled Badra, Kaies Ghodhbane, Sirajeddine Chihi and Tarek Thabet have all been to the World Cup before and will again provide the
backbone of their hopes in Japan and South Korea next year.
Krautzen's arrival at the team also resurrected the international careers of Adel Sellimi, who had had a fall-out with the previous coach, and the ageing
defender Mounir Boukadida.
Sellimi got sent off against Cote d'Ivoire in May, meaning a suspension for the end of the qualifying campaign.
Boukadida told the Tunisians to leave him out of the team while Waldhof Mannheim were still battling to win promotion to the Bundesliga.
Tunisia's preparations have always been well organised in stark contrast to most of their fellow African countries, with the side often going to Rome
for training camps to take the players away from the domestic spotlight and all the media attention.
But their World Cup outings to date have been disappointing.