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Wednesday, 10 July, 2002, 15:15 GMT 16:15 UK


Africa's disgrace
Tunisia's poor showing in the World Cup has been roundly condemned by bitter fans and experts throughout North Africa.

Tunisia look to the future
After a 2-0 defeat to Japan confirms Tunisia's exit, coach Ammar Souayah says the side will build for the 2004 African Nations Cup.

Jubilant Japan go through
Japan reach the second round for the first time in their history with a deserved 2-0 win over Tunisia.

Clockwatch: Tunisia 0-2 Japan
All the action as Japan qualify for the second stage of the World Cup for the first time - and eliminate Tunisia.

Troussier thinks big
Japan coach Philippe Troussier believes his side can go on to even better things after qualifying for the second stage.

Tunisia hold Belgium
A Raouf Bouzaiene free-kick gives Tunisia an unexpected 1-1 draw and leaves Belgium struggling to qualify for the second round.

Tunisia blame bad luck
Tunisia coach Ammar Souayah says his team could have beaten Belgium - but is pleased with his side's performance.

Waseige blames complacency
Belgium coach Robert Waseige says his players' lack of respect led to the 1-1 draw with Tunisia.

Clockwatch: Tunisia 1-1 Belgium
Tunisia and Belgium share the points after Marc Wilmots puts Belgium in front, only for Raouf Bouzaiane to equalise for Tunisia.

De Boeck back in training
Centre-half Glen de Boeck should be ready to boost the Belgium defence in the vital Group D match against Tunisia on Monday.

Sychev wins media plaudits
The introduction of substitute Dmitry Sychov saved the day for Russia against Tunisia according to the national press.

No excuses from Souayah
Tunisia coach Ammar Souayah concedes his team were struggling from the moment they went behind to Russia in their 2-0 defeat.

Russia labour to win over Tunisia
Group H favourites Russia are made to work hard for their win over Tunisia.

Romantsev unconvinced
Russia coach Oleg Romantsev is unhappy with his side's performance despite a 2-0 win over Tunisia in Kobe.

Clockwatch: Russia 2-0 Tunisia
All the action as it happened as unfancied Tunisia took on Russia in Kobe.

Souayah's surprise pledge
Tunisia will not be the pushovers of Group H, says their coach Ammar Souayah.

Russia v Tunisia photos
Pictures from Kobe as Russia move to the top of Group H with a hard-fought win over Tunisia.

Tunisia lose defender for key tie
Emir M'kademi misses Tunisia's game with Russia through injury.

Tunisia go back to basics
Tunisia assistant coach Khemais Laabidi says the Carthage Eagles will be much better at the World Cup than people are expecting.

Victory boost for Tunisia
A victory over a Japanese second division side ends the North Africans' run of bad luck and poor results.

Souayah defends his team
Tunisia coach Ammar Souayah blames poor pre-tournament form on problems adjusting, and says there is optimism in his camp.

Denmark deepen Tunisia crisis
Tunisia go down 2-1 to Denmark in their warm-up in Wakayama.

Michel warns of disaster
Former coach Henri Michel warns injury-hit Tunisia could be heading for disaster at the World Cup

Tunisia suffer Osaka nightmare
Tunisia suffer yet another dent in morale as they are humiliated 3-0 by J-League side Gamba Osaka.

Tunisia sweat on Trabelsi
Tunisia defender Hatem Trabelsi suffers a knee injury, ruling him out their warm-up game on Thursday.

Former star gives Tunisia no chance
Tunisia legend Tarek Dhiab says the current side will not make it out of the group stages.

Ouertani and Selliti miss out
Tunisia trim their 26-man provisional World Cup squad ahead of the Fifa deadline.

Tunisia cancel Argentina friendly
Tunisia boss Ammar Souayah decides Thursday's proposed warm-up is a challenge too far for his players.

Sellami out of finals
Tunisia coach Ammar Souayah loses another midfielder as Oussama Sellami joins Skander Souayah in missing the World Cup.

The World Cup stats
Statistical analysis of Tunisia's performance in the finals.

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