Our prediction for this World Cup 2018 match:
Tunisia and England take on each other at Volgograd Arena at the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The Three Lions are seen as favourites to make it to the last 16 from Group G, but it is well known that they often struggle at the major tournaments. Gareth Southgate has a couple of top-class players to choose from, but, no doubt, all eyes will be on Tottenham Hotspur ace Harry Kane when the two teams face each other in Volgograd on Monday. Raheem Sterling will be yet another man to watch in Gareth Southgate’s team, but the Tunisians should not be written off just yet. The Eagles of Carthage have been producing fine displays in 2018 and there is every chance they will adopt a defence-minded approach in Monday’s football match. Tunisia are likely to rely on their solid defence against England, but we predict that the Three Lions are going break the deadlock.
Highlighted Player (Oussama Haddadi):
Oussama Haddadi is a 188-cm-tall defender who plays for both Dijon in the Ligue 1. Haddadi began his career at Club Africain, but after making 102 appearances in the league for the Tunisian side he moved to France in 2017. Oussama Haddadi, who main position is left-back, scored only one goal for Dijon in the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign, but it has to be noted that he made 33 appearances for the club.
The left-footed footballer was born in Tunis on January 28, 1992 and he made his debut for the Tunisia national team 23 years later against Japan. As previously mentioned, his main position is left-back, but he is used as a centre-back as well.
His contract with Dijon should expire on June 30, 2019. Haddadi has yet to find the net for Tunisia, but he could break the deadlock at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals as he was named in Tunisia 23-man squad for the showpiece tournament in Russia.
Highlighted Team (England):
One of two oldest national football teams besides Scotland, England have been playing international matches since 1872, but the World Cup title won on home soil in 1966 remain their only major trophy up to date. The Three Lions narrowly missed out on the 1990 World Cup final, losing to Germany on penalties, while they were stopped in quarter-finals on no fewer than five occasions.
England twice reached the European Championship semi-finals, in 1968 and 1996, but they have been pretty disappointing at the start of the 21st century, despite boasting arguably the strongest league competition in the world. Sir Bobby Charlton, Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Moore were among players who secured the first major international title, whereas Gary Lineker, David Beckham, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney all played an important role during the modern age.
Peter Shilton is the record holder with 125 caps for the national team, while Wayne Rooney surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton as the leading goalscorer in the England national team.