Football in Tunisia

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Football in Tunisia
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Governing bodyTunisian Football Federation
National team(s)men's national team
women's national team
National competitions
International competitions

Football is the most popular sport in Tunisia.[1][2][3][4] It was first introduced by Italian migrants.[5][6][7] The governing body is the Tunisian Football Federation.

Domestic Leagues[edit]

The game is played nationwide with three professional leagues: LP-1, LP-2 & LP-3 and at an amateur level in the 4 regions and 24 governorates that make up the country.[8]

National team[edit]

Tunisia have reached 5 FIFA World Cup final competitions (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2018), and have also appeared at the African Cup of Nations on 13 occasions, winning once (2004).[9]


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