Tunisia’s national team won a precious victory over its Mali counterpart, with a goal free of charge, in the confrontation that took place between them this evening, Friday, at the “26 March” stadium in Mali, in the first leg of the playoff round of the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
Moussa Sissako, the Mali defender, scored the goal for Tunisia by owning an own goal in the 37th minute of the match.
Sissako, a Mali player, got a red card in the 41st minute of the match after his violent intervention against Seif El-Din El Jaziri.
The formation of the Tunisian team was as follows: Goalkeepers: Bashir Ben Said / Defense Line: Ali Maaloul – Muntasir Talbi – Nader Al-Ghandari – Mohamed Drager / Midfield: Mohamed Ali Bin Ramadan – Issa Al-Aidoni – Ghaylan Chaalali / Attack Line: Youssef Msakni – Seif El-Din Al-Jaziri – Naeem Al-Sulaiti.
The Mali team will play the match with the following formation: Goalkeepers: Monkoro / Defense line: Traore – Hydara – Kouyate – Moussa Sisako / Midfield: Bisoma – Amadou Haidara – Abdullah Doukuri / Forward line: Ibrahima Kone – Abdullah Diaby – Dorgillis.
The Tunisian national team succeeded in achieving a positive result that facilitated its mission in the return meeting, scheduled in Tunisia next Tuesday, as it came close to seizing the World Cup nomination ticket for the sixth time in its history and the second in a row.
Tunisia topped the group standings during its campaign in the African qualifiers for the World Cup, with 13 points, and won 4 matches out of 6 rounds, while it was defeated in one meeting and tied in another.