We’re talking about the World Cup in Tunisia and the tournament will kick off in a big way on Sunday, June 23, when Tunisia take on Tunisia at the Parc des Princes.
But first, we’ve got some other football-related stories to talk about.
Here’s a recap of what you need to know.
The World Cup: Tunisia and France are both in their second-round World Cup qualifying group, which means they’re on track to qualify for the 2019 World Cup.
In the group, Tunisia and Morocco are tied at 2-2, and if the tiebreakers hold, they’ll play one of the other two.
France and South Korea are tied with the winner of a tiebreaker, which would determine which side advances to the semifinals.
Tunisia’s qualifying group is: Tunisia (6-1) vs. Algeria (3-4), Tunisia (5-1), Algeria (5) Tunisia’s match vs. Morocco (4-2) is scheduled for June 25 at 1 p.m.
Algeria has a tiebreaking game on June 25 against Morocco.
Morocco and Algeria play on June 24 at 1:30 p. and 3:30 pm ET, respectively.
Both of those games are scheduled for 4 p.
“It will be the second time the two teams have met since the second round,” Tunisia’s head coach Doudou Mokhtar told ESPN.
“This time, the match will be a great opportunity to showcase the two great sides, Tunisia is an impressive team.
This is going to be a tough game for both sides to win.”
Tunisia has won six of its last seven games and is looking to extend its World Cup win streak to 15 games.
The last time Tunisia was ranked in the top five in FIFA’s rankings was in the 2017-18 World Cup cycle, when it finished fourth in the Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 World Cup with a win over Nigeria.
This season, Tunisia has the most wins (13) of any team in the group.
The two teams will meet in a friendly on June 17 in Tunis.