Tunisia booked their place in subsequent yr’s World Cup finals after securing some extent from a goalless draw at house towards neighbours Libya on Saturday.
Tunisia completed on 14 factors in Group A of the African preliminaries, one forward of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who fell brief regardless of a three-1 win over Guinea in Kinshasa on the similar time.
Unbeaten Tunisia, who’ve been to 4 earlier World Cup finals and have been the primary African nation to win a recreation on the finals in 1978, have been denied a fifth win in six group matches as Libya’s goalkeeper Mohamed Nashnush made quite a lot of key saves.
Diving saves stored Youssef Msakni, Anice Badri and Ghilane Chaalani from scoring as Nashnush proved a one-man roadblock.
Tunisia threw every part into attacking within the closing levels to attempt to pressure a win in entrance of their residence followers.
Libya prevented final place within the group with the draw as they superior to 4 factors with Guinea staying on three.
Libya had been pressured to play all of their residence video games at impartial venues, together with Tunisia, due to a FIFA ban on internationals within the nation, the place the safety state of affairs is judged unsafe for visiting groups.
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