Preview: Ukraine vs. Tunisia
THE BIG PICTURE
Another inconsequential match? Not at all. Ukraine needs a win to advance or a draw so long as Saudi Arabia does not beat Spain. This is also their last chance to tune up before the knockout round where Ukraine will probably meet Switzerland or South Korea. Ukraine has one of the more inviting first round match-ups, we’ll have to see if a team that didn’t look very dangerous after a 4-0 loss to Spain can overacheive and get to the round of eight.
Teams: Likely formation; shirt numbers; name, caps, goals, coach
Ukraine (3-5-2): 1-Oleksander Shovkovsky (70-0); 6-Andriy Rusol (25-2), 17-Vladislav Vashchyuk (59-1), 2-Andriy Nesmachny (51-0); 9-Oleg Gusev (27-1), 4-Anatoly Tymoshchyuk (57-1), 8-Oleg Shelayev (21-0), 19-Maxim Kalinichenko (22-4), 11-Serhiy Rebrov (72-15); 7-Andriy Shevchenko (66-30), 10-Andriy Voronin (34-4) Coach: Oleg Blokhin
Tunisia (4-5-1): 1-Ali Boumnijel (50-0); 6-Hatem Trabelsi (58-1), 15-Radhi Jaidi (91-6), 3-Karim Hagui (29-4), 19-Anis Ayari (26-1); 20-Hamed Namouchi (16-1), 12-Joahar Mnari (41-2), 14-Adel Chedli (42-4), 8-Medhi Nafti (31-1), 13-Riadh Bouazizi (91-4); 5-Ziad Jaziri (63-14) Coach: Roger Lemerre
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IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS
Current Ukraine law prohibits the sale of land to foreigners.
Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin said that his players could have “quality time” with their wives and girlfriends if Ukraine reaches the semifinals.
83 people died in an air show crash in Ukraine in 2002.
Several months ago in Tunisia, a cat gave birth to a kitten that looked like a mouse.
Tunisia notched Africa’s first win in a World Cup match in 1978 when they beat Mexico 3-1.