Published: Thu, July 18, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Rohr: Eagles will beat Tunisia

Rohr: Eagles will beat Tunisia

Rohr told the media at the Al Salam Stadium, venue of the third place match, that Mikel would have to earn his place in the team despite little at stake.

Ten minutes later, Tunisia finally had their first shot on target when Anice Badri tested Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho with a sweetly struck long-range effort.

The Super Eagles have tried to play more enterprising football throughout the whole tournament, though, so the feeling is that they will still be up for this challenge.

"It's a shame we will be without Kalidou, he's vital in this team, a player who gives us a lot".

"They are the second highest ranked team in Africa and we are behind them".

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It proved a costly blunder for Tunisia, who lost Sunday's semifinal in extra time to Senegal in similar circumstances.

"That is life for you and I have no regrets in the selection and we have to move on", he explained before the media at the pre match conference yesterday afternoon.

"It was a wonderful match, but we lost it so we are not happy".

Tunisia laboured through the group stage but did come on strong in the knockout rounds, edging out Ghana on penalties and then beating surprise quarter-finalists Madagascar 3-0. "I have complete confidence in him", Pinnick said, as per All Nigeria Soccer.

Alain Giresse has a well-drilled squad, but we just fear a lack of star quality may cost them in a more open contest for the bronze medal. Nigeria have won 4 games in this tournament and they will look to finish their campaign by securing third place. - Tunisia's midfielder Youssef Msakni is the only player involved in at least one goal in each of the last six AFCON editions. The striker has been involved in 63 per cent of Nigeria's goals in this edition (five of eight).

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