Tunisia avoids prime surprises and beat Mauritania by five in the first match of the 2021 Arabian Cup in Qatar

Doha: The Tunisian team avoided the prime surprises and successfully started the Arab Football Cup disputed in Qatar (FIFA Qatar 2021), beating Mauritania 5-1 today, Tuesday, at the “Ahmed Bin Ali” stadium in prime matches of the tournament, within the second round. The Tunisian team, coached by Munther Al-Kabir, opened the scoring with a goal from Saif Al-Din Al-Jaziri in the 39th minute, then Mohamed Firas Belarabi scored the second goal in the 42nd minute Recovery time for the first half saw two goals, where Saif Al-Din Al-Jaziri added the second goal for him and the third for the Tunisian national team and then Mauritania responded with a goal scored by Sheikh Al-Khalil Moulay Ahmed from a penalty kick. Four minutes into the second half, Mohamed Firas Belarabi scored his second and fourth goals for the Tunisian side, then Youssef Msakni scored the fifth goal for Tunisia in the 90th minute. The second group is also witnessing today The UAE national team match with its Syrian counterpart and the first group will witness the Qatar host team match with its Bahraini counterpart and the Iraqi team with its Syrian counterpart. ‘Oman. In the history of their official or friendly matches, the Tunisian team met its Mauritanian counterpart in 15 previous games, which have seen 11 wins for Tunisia and four draws, including a negative draw between the two teams on 10 October in the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, which came after a three-day win for 3- 0 of Tunisia against Mauritania in the same qualifiers The Tunisian team, second in the Arab world in the FIFA ranking of teams, started today at the great Arab Cup, culminating in the title of its first edition which was held in Lebanon in 1963. (DPA)

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