Tunisia national handball team

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Nickname The Eagles of Carthage
( نسور قرطاج )
Association Tunisian Handball Federation
Coach Spain Toni Gerona
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances 4 (First in 1972)
Best result 8th (2012)
World Championship
Appearances 13 (First in 1967)
Best result 4th (2005)
African Championship
Appearances 22 (First in 1974)
Best result Champions Gold (9): 1974, 1976, 1979, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2012
Last updated on Unknown.

The Tunisian national handball team (Arabic: منتخب تونس لكرة اليد‎‎), nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage (The Eagles of Carthage or The Carthage Eagles), is the national handball team of Tunisia. It is governed by the Tunisian Handball Federation and takes part in international handball competitions.

The Tunisian handball League was founded in 1953. In 1957, the Tunisians founded the Tunisian handball Federation, which was later admitted into the International Handball Federation in 1962.

The Tunisian national handball team has participated in several handball world championships. In 2005 Tunisia finished in 4th place; becoming the second non-European team to reach the World Championship semi-finals after Egypt who was able to reach the semi-final match in 2001. The Tunisian national handball team won the African Cup 9 times. The Tunisians won the 2012 African Cup in Morocco by defeating Algeria in the final match. Egypt and Algeria are Tunisia's only rivals in the African continent.

The national league consists of about 12 teams, with ES. Sahel and Club Africain dominating. There are other teams like Club African and AS Hammamet. These teams have many players who play in the Tunisian national team which also includes players who play in European teams. The former national team player, Walid Ben Amor played in Barcelone F.C. Most of these players play in the French championship.

Competitive record

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

Olympic Games

Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Germany 1936 Berlin Did not enter
Not held from 1948 to 1968
West Germany 1972 Munich Match for 15th place 16th of 16 5 0 0 5 72 118 −46
Canada 1976 Montreal Did not participate
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Did not qualify
United States 1984 Los Angeles
South Korea 1988 Seoul
Spain 1992 Barcelona
United States 1996 Atlanta
Australia 2000 Sydney Match for 9th place 10th of 12 6 1 0 5 130 141 −11
Greece 2004 Athens Did not qualify
China 2008 Beijing
United Kingdom 2012 London Quarter-finals 8th of 12 6 2 0 4 144 150 −6
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Group stage 12th of 12 5 0 1 4 118 145 −27
Total 4/13 0 Titles 22 3 1 18 464 554 −90

World Championship

Year Position Pld W D L
Germany Germany 1938 Did Not Enter
Sweden Sweden 1954 Did Not Enter
West Germany Germany 1958 Did Not Enter
West Germany Germany 1961 Did Not Enter
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1964 Did Not Enter
Sweden Sweden 1967 15th Place 3 0 0 3
France France 1970 Did Not Enter
East Germany East Germany 1974 Did Not Qualify
Denmark Denmark 1978 Did Not Qualify
West Germany Germany 1982 Did Not Qualify
East Germany East Germany 1986 Did Not Qualify
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1990 Did Not Qualify
SwedenSweden 1993 Did Not Qualify
Iceland Iceland 1995 15th Place 7 2 0 5
Japan Japan 1997 16th Place 6 2 0 4
EgyptEgypt 1999 12th Place 6 2 1 3
FranceFrance 2001 10th Place 6 3 0 3
PortugalPortugal 2003 14th Place 7 2 0 5
TunisiaTunisia 2005 4th Place 10 5 3 2
Germany Germany 2007 11th Place 8 3 0 5
Croatia Croatia 2009 17th Place 9 5 0 4
Sweden Sweden 2011 20th Place 7 1 0 6
Spain Spain 2013 11th Place 6 3 0 3
Qatar Qatar 2015 15th Place 6 2 1 3
France France 2017 19th Place 7 2 2 3
Total 13/25 82 30 6 46
  • Tunisia did not compete From 1938 to 1964 and 1970 to 1993.
  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home :soil.

African Championship

Year Position Pld W D L
Tunisia 1974 Champions
Algeria 1976 Champions
Republic of the Congo 1979 Champions
Tunisia 1981 Third place
Egypt 1983 Third place
Angola 1985 Runners Up
Morocco 1987 Third place
Algeria 1989 Third place
Egypt 1991 Third place
Côte d'Ivoire 1992 Runners Up
Tunisia1994 Champions
Benin 1996 Runners Up
Year Position Pld W D L
South Africa 1998 Champions
Algeria 2000 Third place
Morocco 2002 Champions
Egypt 2004 Runners Up
Tunisia 2006 Champions
Angola 2008 Runners Up
Egypt 2010 Champions
Morocco 2012 Champions
Algeria 2014 Runners Up
Egypt 2016 Runners Up
Total 22/22

Team

Current squad

Squad for the 2017 World Men's Handball Championship.[1]

Head coach: Hafedh Zouabi

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Makram Missaoui (1981-02-14) 14 February 1981 (age 36) 1.88 m 156 0 Tunisia Club Africain
4 RW Aymen Toumi (1990-07-11) 11 July 1990 (age 27) p3n1s m 95 163 France Montpellier
6 P Issam Tej (1979-07-29) 29 July 1979 (age 38) 1.87 m 316 824 Qatar El Jaish
7 LB Skander Zaïdi (1997-04-23) 23 April 1997 (age 20) 1.97 m 0 0 Tunisia Béni Khiar
9 RB Amine Bannour (1990-02-21) 21 February 1990 (age 27) 1.96 m 112 340 Tunisia Club Africain
10 RW Anouar Ben Abdallah (1996-06-20) 20 June 1996 (age 21) 1.86 m 0 0 Tunisia Étoile Sportive du Sahel
15 LB Khaled Haj Youssef (1989-01-12) 12 January 1989 (age 28) 1.89 m 45 30 Tunisia Club Africain
16 GK Marouane Soussi (1988-06-21) 21 June 1988 (age 29) 1.94 m 0 0 Tunisia Sakiet Ezzit
19 LB Mosbah Sanaï (1991-03-26) 26 March 1991 (age 26) 1.91 m 88 228 Qatar Al-Quyada
21 LW Oussama Boughanmi (1990-02-05) 5 February 1990 (age 27) 1.85 m 113 496 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
22 CB Sobhi Saïed (1982-09-26) 26 September 1982 (age 35) 1.86 m 156 331 Qatar Al-Gharafa
23 RW Oussama Hosni (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 25) 1.92 m 59 74 Tunisia Club Africain
29 RW Tarak Jallouz (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993 (age 23) 1.83 m 1 0 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
31 P Marouan Chouiref (1990-05-27) 27 May 1990 (age 27) 1.95 m 104 135 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
39 CB Mohamed Soussi (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 24) 1.94 m 56 71 Tunisia Club Africain
42 LB Wael Jallouz (1991-05-03) 3 May 1991 (age 26) 1.97 m 113 305 Spain FC Barcelona
69 P Jihed Jaballah (1989-07-29) 29 July 1989 (age 28) 2.04 m 16 26 Tunisia Étoile Sportive du Sahel

2016 Olympics squad

The following is the Tunisian roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2] view · talk

Head coach: Hafedh Zouabi

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Makram Missaoui (1981-02-14)14 February 1981 (aged 35) 1.88 m 145 0 Tunisia Club Africain
4 LW Aymen Toumi (1990-07-11)11 July 1990 (aged 26) 1.84 m 71 123 France HBC Nantes
6 P Issam Tej (1979-07-29)29 July 1979 (aged 37) 1.87 m 304 797 Qatar El Jaish
8 LB Mohamed Jilani Maaref (1991-10-27)27 October 1991 (aged 24) 1.92 m 33 39 Tunisia Club Africain
9 RB Amine Bannour (1990-02-21)21 February 1990 (aged 26) 1.97 m 100 299 Tunisia Club Africain
12 GK Marouen Maggaiz (1983-07-28)28 July 1983 (aged 33) 1.91 m 173 3 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
13 RW Mohamed Ali Bhar (1989-09-17)17 September 1989 (aged 26) 1.80 m Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
15 LB Khaled Haj Youssef (1989-01-12)12 January 1989 (aged 27) 1.89 m 31 28 Tunisia Club Africain
21 LW Oussama Boughanmi (1990-02-05)5 February 1990 (aged 26) 1.86 m 100 424 France Tremblay-en-France
22 CB Sobhi Saïed (1982-09-26)26 September 1982 (aged 33) 1.86 m 143 311 Tunisia Étoile Sportive du Sahel
23 LW Oussama Hosni (1992-09-17)17 September 1992 (aged 23) 1.92 m 46 51 Tunisia Club Africain
27 RB Aymen Hammed (1983-07-26)26 July 1983 (aged 33) 1.96 m 111 375 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
31 P Marouan Chouiref (1990-05-27)27 May 1990 (aged 26) 1.97 m 91 100 France Tremblay-en-France
39 CB Mohamed Soussi (1993-01-17)17 January 1993 (aged 23) 1.94 m 43 49 Tunisia Club Africain
42 LB Wael Jallouz (1991-05-03)3 May 1991 (aged 25) 1.98 m 102 257 Spain Barcelona

Notable players

Former coaches

See also

Other football codes

References

  1. ^ 2017 World Championship roster
  2. ^ "La Tunisie connaît ses 14 joueurs" [Tunisia names its 14 players] (in French). HandNews.fr. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 

External links

  • Official website
  • IHF profile
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