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.

Tunisia
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)
Colours
Home
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 (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
1974 Tunisia
1976 Algeria
1979 Congo
1994 Tunisia
1998 South Africa
2002 Morocco
2006 Tunisia
2010 Egypt
2012 Morocco
2018 Gabon
1985 Angola
1992 Ivory Coast
1996 Benin
2004 Egypt
2008 Angola
2014 Algeria
2016 Egypt
2020 Tunisia
1981 Tunisia
1983 Egypt
1987 Morocco
1989 Algeria
1991 Egypt
2000 Algeria
African Games
1978 AlgiersTeam
1965 BrazzavilleTeam
2007 AlgiersTeam
Mediterranean Games
2001 TunisTeam
2018 TarragonaTeam
1967 TunisTeam
1979 SplitTeam
2005 AlmeríaTeam
2009 PescaraTeam
Pan Arab Games
1985 RabatTeam
1992 DamascusTeam
2011 DohaTeam

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 record


  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

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

Olympic Games

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 Championship

Tunisia in the World Championships
Year Round Position Pld W D L
Germany 1938Did not enter
Sweden 1954Did not enter
Germany 1958Did not enter
Germany 1961Did not enter
Czechoslovakia 1964Did not enter
Sweden 1967Group stage15th place3003
France 1970Did not enter
East Germany 1974Did not qualify
Denmark 1978Did not qualify
Germany 1982Did not qualify
East Germany 1986Did not qualify
Czechoslovakia 1990Did not qualify
Sweden 1993Did not qualify
Iceland 1995Quarter-finals15th place7205
Japan 1997Quarter-finals16th place6204
Egypt 1999Quarter-finals12th place6213
France 2001Quarter-finals10th place6303
Portugal 2003Quarter-finals14th place7205
Tunisia 2005Semi-final4th place10532
Germany 2007Quarter-finals11th place8305
Croatia 2009Group stage17th place9504
Sweden 2011Group stage20th place7106
Spain 2013Quarter-finals11th place6303
Qatar 2015Quarter-finals15th place6213
France 2017Group stage19th place7223
/ Denmark/Germany 2019Main round12th place8305
Egypt 2021Presidents Cup25th place7412
/ Poland/Sweden 2023To be determined
// Croatia/Denmark/Norway 2025
Germany 2027
Total15/279737753
  • Tunisia did not compete From 1938 to 1964 and 1970 to 1993.
  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home :soil.

African Championship

Tunisia in the African Championship
Year Round Position Pld W D L
Tunisia 1974FinalChampions3300
Algeria 1976FinalChampions4400
Congo 1979FinalChampions5500
Tunisia 1981Semi-finalThird place
Egypt 1983Semi-finalThird place
Angola 1985FinalRunners-up
Morocco 1987Semi-finalThird place
Algeria 1989Semi-finalThird place
Egypt 1991Semi-finalThird place
Ivory Coast 1992FinalRunners-up
Tunisia 1994FinalChampions
Benin 1996FinalRunners-up
South Africa 1998FinalChampions6501
Algeria 2000Semi-finalThird place6312
Morocco 2002FinalChampions5500
Egypt 2004FinalRunners-up7601
Tunisia 2006FinalChampions7700
Angola 2008FinalRunners-up5401
Egypt 2010FinalChampions8800
Morocco 2012FinalChampions8800
Algeria 2014FinalRunners-up8701
Egypt 2016FinalRunners-up8701
Gabon 2018FinalChampions7610
Tunisia 2020FinalRunners-up7601
Total24/2410 Titles

African Games

Tunisia in the African Games
Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
1965 Brazzaville Semi-final3rd of 8
1973 Lagos Did not participate
1978 Algiers Final2nd 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-final3rd of 7
2011 Maputo Did not participate
2015 Brazzaville Did not participate
2019 Casablanca Did not participate
Total3/120 Titles

Mediterranean Games

Tunisia in the Mediterranean Games
Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
1967 Tunis Third place3rd of 3
1971 İzmir Tournament canceled
1975 Algiers 4th place4th of 5
1979 Split Third place3rd of 7
1983 Casablanca 4th place4th of 8
1987 Latakia Did not participate
1991 Athens Did not participate
1993 Languedoc-Roussillon Did not participate
1997 Bari Eighth place8th of 13
2001 Tunis Runners-up2nd of 8
2005 Almería Third place3rd of 10
2009 Pescara Third place3rd of 9
2013 Mersin Seven Place7th of 10
2018 Tarragona Runners-up2nd of 13
2021 Oran Not yet qualified
Total9/120 Title

Pan Arab Games

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 FinalChampions
1992 Damascus Semi-finalThird place
1997 Beirut Tournament canceled
1999 Amman Did not participate
2004 Algiers Tournament canceled
2007 Cairo Did not participate
2011 Doha Semi-finalThird place
Total3/101 Titles
Others
  • 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

Team


Current squad

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 37) 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 24) 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 32) 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 24) 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 coaches


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 players


See also


Other handball codes

References


  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.