Tunisia’s national handball team play Argentina
on Friday hoping to boost their chances of progressing to the last 16 of the World Championship. The Tunisian are currently third in Group
A with four points, equal with Brazil but the African team boast a better goal average. Much will depend on the result of the other
group A game between Brazil and the Germans – a team Tunisia beat earlier in the competition. But Head coach Alain Portes expects a better
performance against Argentina. “We didn’t do so well against Brazil. Partly
because of fatigue after the opening three games and partly because of the injury to
Amine Banour. The Brazilians did play very well. I think we played very well in our opening
games. Spectacular, in fact. We now have four points, which isn’t enough to qualify. So
we will summon up the strength we have left and we will try to qualify by playing the
way we played in our first three games. It will be difficult.” Tunisia are hoping to surpass their best-ever
finish of fourth place, when they hosted the Championship in 2005. Argentina are in desperate need of a victory
in order to maintain their hopes to advancing further in the competition.