Tunisia men's national handball team

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.

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Information
NicknameThe eagles of Carthage
( نسور قرطاج)
AssociationTunisian Handball Federation
CoachSami Saïdi
Assistant coachAmor Khedira
Mohamed Riadh Sanaa
CaptainMarouen Maggaiz
Most capsIssam Tej (316)
Most goalsIssam Tej (824)
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances4 (First in 1972)
Best result8th (2012)
World Championship
Appearances15 (First in 1967)
Best result4th (2005)
African Championship
Appearances24 (First in 1974)
Best resultChampions Gold (1974, 1976, 1979, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2018)
Last updated on Unknown.
Tunisia men's national handball team
Medal record
Representing  Tunisia
Handball
African Championship
Gold medal – first place 1974 Tunisia
Gold medal – first place 1976 Algeria
Gold medal – first place 1979 Congo
Gold medal – first place 1994 Tunisia
Gold medal – first place 1998 South Africa
Gold medal – first place 2002 Morocco
Gold medal – first place 2006 Tunisia
Gold medal – first place 2010 Egypt
Gold medal – first place 2012 Morocco
Gold medal – first place 2018 Gabon
Silver medal – second place 1985 Angola
Silver medal – second place 1992 Ivory Coast
Silver medal – second place 1996 Benin
Silver medal – second place 2004 Egypt
Silver medal – second place 2008 Angola
Silver medal – second place 2014 Algeria
Silver medal – second place 2016 Egypt
Silver medal – second place 2020 Tunisia
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Tunisia
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Egypt
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Morocco
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Algeria
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Egypt
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Algeria
African Games
Silver medal – second place 1978 Algiers Team
Bronze medal – third place 1965 Brazzaville Team
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Algiers Team
Mediterranean Games
Silver medal – second place 2001 Tunis Team
Silver medal – second place 2018 Tarragona Team
Bronze medal – third place 1967 Tunis Team
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Split Team
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Almería Team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Pescara Team
Pan Arab Games
Gold medal – first place 1985 Rabat Team
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Damascus Team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Doha Team

The Tunisian handball League was established in 1953. In 1957, the Tunisian handball Federation was founded, and 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 for a record 10 times. The Tunisians won the 2018 African Cup in Gabon by defeating Egypt in the final match. Egypt and Algeria are Tunisia's main rivals in the African continent.

The national squad is primarily and usually composed of players from Espérance Tunis, Club Africain and Étoile du Sahel; these teams being the traditional powerhouses of the Tunisian handball scene, as well players competing in Europe mainly in France.

Competitive recordEdit

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Olympic GamesEdit

Tunisia in the Olympic Games
Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1936 Berlin Did not enter
Not held from 1948 to 1968
  1972 Munich Match for 15th place 16th of 16 5 0 0 5 72 118 −46
  1976 Montreal Withdrawn after two games
  1980 Moscow Did not qualify
  1984 Los Angeles
  1988 Seoul
  1992 Barcelona
  1996 Atlanta
  2000 Sydney Match for 9th place 10th of 12 6 1 0 5 130 141 −11
  2004 Athens Did not qualify
  2008 Beijing
  2012 London Quarter-finals 8th of 12 6 2 0 4 144 150 −6
  2016 Rio de Janeiro Group stage 12th of 12 5 0 1 4 118 145 −27
  2020 Tokyo Did not qualify
Total 4/14 0 Titles 22 3 1 18 464 554 −90

World ChampionshipEdit

Tunisia in the World Championships
Year Round Position Pld W D L
  Germany 1938 Did not enter
  Sweden 1954 Did not enter
  Germany 1958 Did not enter
  Germany 1961 Did not enter
  Czechoslovakia 1964 Did not enter
  Sweden 1967 Group stage 15th place 3 0 0 3
  France 1970 Did not enter
  East Germany 1974 Did not qualify
  Denmark 1978 Did not qualify
  Germany 1982 Did not qualify
  East Germany 1986 Did not qualify
  Czechoslovakia 1990 Did not qualify
  Sweden 1993 Did not qualify
  Iceland 1995 Quarter-finals 15th place 7 2 0 5
  Japan 1997 Quarter-finals 16th place 6 2 0 4
  Egypt 1999 Quarter-finals 12th place 6 2 1 3
  France 2001 Quarter-finals 10th place 6 3 0 3
  Portugal 2003 Quarter-finals 14th place 7 2 0 5
  Tunisia 2005 Semi-final 4th place 10 5 3 2
  Germany 2007 Quarter-finals 11th place 8 3 0 5
  Croatia 2009 Group stage 17th place 9 5 0 4
  Sweden 2011 Group stage 20th place 7 1 0 6
  Spain 2013 Quarter-finals 11th place 6 3 0 3
  Qatar 2015 Quarter-finals 15th place 6 2 1 3
  France 2017 Group stage 19th place 7 2 2 3
 /  Denmark/Germany 2019 Main round 12th place 8 3 0 5
  Egypt 2021 Presidents Cup 25th place 7 4 1 2
 /  Poland/Sweden 2023 To be determined
 / /  Croatia/Denmark/Norway 2025
  Germany 2027
Total 15/27 97 37 7 53
  • Tunisia did not compete From 1938 to 1964 and 1970 to 1993.
  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home :soil.

African ChampionshipEdit

Tunisia in the African Championship
Year Round Position Pld W D L
  Tunisia 1974 Final Champions 3 3 0 0
  Algeria 1976 Final Champions 4 4 0 0
  Congo 1979 Final Champions 5 5 0 0
  Tunisia 1981 Semi-final Third place
  Egypt 1983 Semi-final Third place
  Angola 1985 Final Runners-up
  Morocco 1987 Semi-final Third place
  Algeria 1989 Semi-final Third place
  Egypt 1991 Semi-final Third place
  Ivory Coast 1992 Final Runners-up
  Tunisia 1994 Final Champions
  Benin 1996 Final Runners-up
  South Africa 1998 Final Champions 6 5 0 1
  Algeria 2000 Semi-final Third place 6 3 1 2
  Morocco 2002 Final Champions 5 5 0 0
  Egypt 2004 Final Runners-up 7 6 0 1
  Tunisia 2006 Final Champions 7 7 0 0
  Angola 2008 Final Runners-up 5 4 0 1
  Egypt 2010 Final Champions 8 8 0 0
  Morocco 2012 Final Champions 8 8 0 0
  Algeria 2014 Final Runners-up 8 7 0 1
  Egypt 2016 Final Runners-up 8 7 0 1
  Gabon 2018 Final Champions 7 6 1 0
  Tunisia 2020 Final Runners-up 7 6 0 1
Total 24/24 10 Titles

African GamesEdit

Tunisia in the African Games
Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1965 Brazzaville Semi-final 3rd of 8
  1973 Lagos Did not participate
  1978 Algiers Final 2nd of 6
  1987 Nairobi Did not participate
  1991 Cairo Did not participate
  1995 Harare withdrew
  1999 Johannesburg Did not participate
  2003 Abuja Did not participate
  2007 Algiers Semi-final 3rd of 7
  2011 Maputo Did not participate
  2015 Brazzaville Did not participate
  2019 Casablanca Did not participate
Total 3/12 0 Titles

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Tunisia in the Mediterranean Games
Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1967 Tunis Third place 3rd of 3
  1971 İzmir Tournament canceled
  1975 Algiers 4th place 4th of 5
  1979 Split Third place 3rd of 7
  1983 Casablanca 4th place 4th of 8
  1987 Latakia Did not participate
  1991 Athens Did not participate
  1993 Languedoc-Roussillon Did not participate
  1997 Bari Eighth place 8th of 13
  2001 Tunis Runners-up 2nd of 8
  2005 Almería Third place 3rd of 10
  2009 Pescara Third place 3rd of 9
  2013 Mersin Seven Place 7th of 10
  2018 Tarragona Runners-up 2nd of 13
  2021 Oran Not yet qualified
Total 9/12 0 Title

Pan Arab GamesEdit

Tunisia in the Pan Arab Games
Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1961 Casablanca Did not participate
  1965 Cairo Did not participate
  1976 Damascus Did not participate
  1985 Rabat Final Champions
  1992 Damascus Semi-final Third place
  1997 Beirut Tournament canceled
  1999 Amman Did not participate
  2004 Algiers Tournament canceled
  2007 Cairo Did not participate
  2011 Doha Semi-final Third place
Total 3/10 1 Titles

OthersEdit

  • World cup:
    • Runners-up (1):   2006
  • Championnat maghrébin des nations:
    • Champions (3):   1969 1971 1973
  • Yellow Cup:
    • Champions (4):   2007 2015 2016 2019
    • Runners-up (4):   2002 2003 2004 2020
    • Third Place (2):   2008 2010
  • Challenge Marrane:
    • Champions (1):   2008
  • Paris Ile-de-France tournament:
    • Champions (1):   2005
    • Third Place (4):   1998 2002 2007 2013
  • Spain international tournament
    • Third Place (3):   1999 2002 2012
  • Four Nations Tournament
    • Runners-up (1):   2015
  • Air Caraïbes Cup
    • Runners-up (1):   2019

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship.[1][2]

Head coach: Sami Saïdi

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
6 P Ghazi Ben Ghali (1999-03-28) 28 March 1999 (age 22) 1.98 m 2 0   Étoile du Sahel
7 RW Ramzi Majdoub (1993-05-09) 9 May 1993 (age 28) 1.88 m 34 73   Espérance de Tunis
8 LB Rami Fekih (2000-05-31) 31 May 2000 (age 21) 2.02 m 0 0   AS Téboulba
12 GK Marouen Maggaiz (1983-07-28) 28 July 1983 (age 38) 1.92 m 203 2   Club Africain
15 CB Khaled Haj Youssef (1989-01-12) 12 January 1989 (age 32) 1.89 m 107 62   Al Sadd SC
19 LB Mosbah Sanaï (1991-03-26) 26 March 1991 (age 30) 1.91 m 128 365   Club Africain
22 LB Youssef Maaref (1996-07-21) 21 July 1996 (age 25) 1.95 m 26 18   Espérance de Tunis
27 RW Issam Rzig (1989-09-14) 14 September 1989 (age 31) 1.82 m 17 45   Étoile du Sahel
28 LB Hazem Bacha (2001-12-08) 8 December 2001 (age 19) 2.05 m 0 0   Espérance de Tunis
39 CB Mohamed Soussi (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 28) 1.94 m 113 189   Tremblay-en-France
55 LW Ghassen Toumi (1997-06-14)14 June 1997 (aged 23) 1.80 m 0 0   Club Sportif de Sakiet Ezzit
66 P Islem Jbeli (1998-12-13) 13 December 1998 (age 22) 1.93 m 0 0   AS Hammamet
69 P Jihed Jaballah (1989-07-29) 29 July 1989 (age 31) 2.04 m 74 147   HT Tatran Prešov
71 CB Mohamed Darmoul (1998-02-04) 4 February 1998 (age 23) 1.83 m 12 16   Étoile du Sahel
77 LB Skander Zaïdi (1997-04-23) 23 April 1997 (age 24) 1.97 m 42 66   Espérance de Tunis
88 GK Marwen Soussi (1988-06-21) 21 June 1988 (age 33) 1.94 m 13 0   Club Sportif de Sakiet Ezzit
92 LB Oussama Jaziri (1992-11-06) 6 November 1992 (age 28) 1.91 m 42 74   Al Ahly
94 GK Mehdi Harbaoui (1996-09-11) 11 September 1996 (age 24) 1.96 m 0 0   Sélestat Alsace Handball
96 RB Anouar Ben Abdallah (1996-06-20) 20 June 1996 (age 25) 1.86 m 31 39   HT Tatran Prešov
97 RB Achraf Margheli (1997-05-22) 22 May 1997 (age 24) 1.93 m 0 0   Al-Khaleej

Head coachesEdit

Period Head Coach
1957–1962   Yves Boulogne
1962   Michel Djulizibaric
1962–1966   Mohamed Louahchy
1966–1968   Constantin Popa &
  Haralambie Firan
1968–1972   Haralambie Firan
1973–1975   Ion Popescu
1976–1979   Saïd Amara
1979–1982   Hachemi Razgallah
1982–1983   Guennadi Antchenko
1983–1985   Reiner Ganschow
Period Head Coach
1985–1987   Sayed Ayari
1987–1989   Moncef Hajjar
1989–1990   Saïd Amara
1990–1991   Lamjed Amroussi
1991–1994   Hachemi Razgallah
1994–1996   Sayed Ayari &
  Saïd Amara
1996–1997   Saïd Amara
1997   Brahim Agrebi
1997–1998   Noureddine Ben Ameur
1998–2003   Sayed Ayari &
  Saïd Amara
Period Head Coach
2003   Sayed Ayari
2004   Zoran Živković
2004–2008   Sead Hasanefendić
2008–2009   Zoran Živković
2009   Sayed Ayari
2009–2014   Alain Portes
2014–2015   Sead Hasanefendić
2015–2016   Sylvain Nouet
2016–2017   Hafedh Zouabi
2017–2020   Toni Gerona
2020–   Sami Saïdi

Notable playersEdit

See alsoEdit

Other handball codes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Préparation mondial Egypte 2021 : Hosni et Chouiref écartés" (in French). handball.tn. 3 January 2021. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Team Roster Tunisia" (PDF). ihf.info. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 15 January 2021.

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