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Tunisia v Egypt live stream: Hosts to win all-North African affair

  • Tunisia vs Egypt predictions for their 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday
  • Both countries are starting their bids to qualify for the tournament in Cameroon
Tunisia's Ahmed Akaichi (left) celebrates a goal alongside team-mate Aymen Abdennour (credit:livesport.co.uk)

Tunisia and Egypt go head-to-head in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying match in Rades on Sunday as they begin their quests to reach the finals in Cameroon. 

Watch and bet on live streaming of Tunisia vs Egypt from 23:00 BST on Sunday June 11 at bet365 > Live Streaming


Tunisia vs Egypt

Tunisia and Egypt both reached the quarter-finals of this year’s African Cup of Nations and set out in their bid to at least repeat that achievement in the 2019 tournament when they meet in their opening qualifier.

Egypt went all the way to the final before losing 2-1 to Cameroon, while Tunisia bowed out in the last eight with a 2-0 defeat to the eventual third-placed team Burkina Faso.

By a quirk of the qualification system, both of these North African rivals are in the same one of the 12 pools this time around. This is because Tunisia are seeded but Egypt not, the reason being that the Pharoahs failed to qualify for the three previous African Cup of Nations tournaments in 2012, 2013 and 2015 and consequently are still only 19th in the confederation’s own rankings.

But this duo are expected to be the front-runners in a pool that also contains Niger and Swaziland as they try to win the group and gain a direct place in Cameroon, or alternatively finish among the three best of the 12 runners-up that will also go through.

Tunisia's Ahmed Akaichi celebrates after scoring a goal (Getty Images)
As well as beginning this qualifying campaign, both of these countries are also trying to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and are in strong positions to do so. Tunisia look to be in a straight fight with DR Congo for a place in Russia, while Egypt are on course to qualify at the expense of Ghana as they seek a first World Cup appearance since 1990 and only a third ever.

In late April, Tunisia appointed Nabil Maaloul as their coach for a second spell and he could call upon the likes of Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour, Lille midfielder Naim Sliti and Dijon left-back Oussama Haddadi for this game.

Egypt coach Hector Cuper has named a 25-man squad including Roma’s former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, who has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool this summer, and English-based quartet Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City) and Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Tunisia vs Egypt stats


  • These countries have met 33 times since 1968, Tunisia winning 13 and Egypt 12 with eight draws 
  • In African Cup of Nations or World Cup fixtures, the tally is Tunisia six wins and Egypt four with five draws
  • Tunisia have won four of the last five, whether competitive games or not


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Tunisia v Egypt live stream: Hosts to win all-North African affair

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