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Following independence from France in 1956, President Habib BOURGUIBA established a strict one-party state. He dominated the country for 31 years, repressing Islamic fundamentalism and establishing rights for women unmatched by any other Arab nation. In recent years, Tunisia has taken a moderate, non-aligned stance in its foreign relations. Domestically, it has sought to defuse rising pressure for a more open political society.
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More about Tunisia:
|Nickname||Les Aigles de Carthage
(The Eagles of Carthage)
|Association||Fédération Tunisienne de Football|
Tunisia 2 - 1 Algeria
(Tunisia; 25 June 1957)
Tunisia 7 - 0 Togo
(Tunis, Tunisia; 7 January 2000)
Tunisia 7 - 0 Malawi
(Tunis, Tunisia; 26 March 2005)
Hungary 10 - 1 Tunisia
(Hungary; 24 July 1960)
|Appearances||4 (First in 1978)|
|Best result||Round 1, 1978, 1998, 2002|
|African Nations Cup|
|Appearances||12 (First in 1962)|
|Best result||Winners, 2004|
The Tunisia national football team (Arabic: منتخب تونس لكرة القدم), nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage (The Eagles of Carthage), is the national team of Tunisia and is controlled by the Fédération Tunisienne de Football. They have qualified for four World Cups, the first one in 1978, but have yet to make it out of the first round. Nevertheless, they created history in that 1978 tournament in Argentina by becoming the first African side to win a World Cup match, beating Mexico 3-1. They also held champions West Germany to a goalless draw before bowing out. It took them 20 years to return to the finals but they have since qualified for the past three tournaments in succession, in 1998, 2002 and 2006.
Tunisia also won the African Nations Cup in 2004, when they hosted the tournament.