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International Friendly Preview: Denmark V Tunisia
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Denmark preparations going without a hitch so far (Allsport)
05/25/2002. BACKGROUND

Denmark face Tunisia on Sunday in their final friendly match before the World Cup kicks-off in under a weeks time. The Danes appear to be one of only a handful of nations that have not been bordering on a crisis in the build up to sports most eagerly awaited showpiece. While other countries are experiencing walkouts, failed drug test, injury crises, fighting team-mates, poor form and unorganised travel arrangements, Denmark have been happily preparing for their forthcoming matches against Uruguay, Senegal and France.

Tunisia have not had that luxury as they struggle to deal with both poor form and a number of injuries as well as a loss of confidence. A disastrous African Nations Cup campaign earlier this year formed part of a seven game run that saw Tunisia fail to score a goal. However, they managed to beat French sides Metz (4-3) and Sedan (3-0) before jetting off to the Far East. The poor form has returned though as Japanese club sides Oita Trinita (2-1) and Gamba Osaka (3-0) humiliatingly defeated them.

Denmark produced a good performance to beat Cameroon in their World Cup send-off in Copenhagen earlier this month, but are yet to play a competitive fixture since setting up in the Far East.

TEAM NEWS

One of Tunisia's star players Oussama Sallami picked up a knee injury against Oita Trinita and the midfielder will be sorely missed by the African Nation. They are also preparing for life without goalkeeper Chokri El Ouaer, who retired from International football just before the World Cup after playing more than 100 matches. Ajax defender Hatem Trabelsi is also struggling to overcome a knee injury and may be ruled out of the World Cup.

Denmark's only injury doubt is over Martin Jorgensen after the Udinese midfielder pulled up with a thigh injury on Friday and is unlikely to feature on Sunday in order to focus his attentions on making the opening group game against Uruguay.

WORLD CUP SQUADS

Denmark:

Goalkeepers: Kjaer (Aberdeen), Sorensen (Sunderland) Christiansen (Vejle)

Defenders: Jensen (Manchester City), Helveg (AC Milan), Bogelund (PSV Eindhoven), Laursen (AC Milan), Lustu (Lyn Oslo), Henriksen (Panathinaikos), Heintze (PSV Eindhoven)

Midfielders: Gravesen (Everton), Tofting (Bolton), Jensen (Charlton), Steen Nielsen (Malmo), Poulsen (FC Copenhagen), Rommedahl (PSV), Michaelsen (Panathinaikos), Gronkjaer (Chelsea)

Strikers: Sand (Schalke 04), Lovenkrands (Rangers), Tomasson (Feyenoord), Jorgensen (Udinese), Madsen (Brondby)

Tunisia:

Goalkeepers: Boumnijel (Bastia), Bejaoui (C.A.Bizertin), Jaouachi (U.S.Monastir),

Defenders: Thabet, Jaidi, Badra, Clayton (all Esperance), Mkademi, Mkacher (both E.S.Sahel), Marzouki (Club Africain), Bouzaiene (Genoa), Hatem Trabelsi (Ajax)

Midfielders : Ghodhbane (E.S.Sahel), Melki (Esperance), Baya (Besiktas), Gabsi, Mhedhebi (both Genoa) Ben Achour (Martigues), Bouazizi (Bursaspor)

Forwards : Zitouni (Esperance), Jaziri (ES Sahel), Jelassi (Club Africain), Sellimi (Freiburg).

SA PREDICTION
Denmark - 60%
Draw - 30%
Tunisia - 10%

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Tunesia - Denmark 1-2 (0-1)
0-1 Jesper Grønkjær (16)
1-1 Ziad Jaziri (60)
1-2 Ebbe Sand (65)

Match was played in a slow tempo and Tunesia had the ball most of the time. Denmark missed 2-3 big chances in the last 5 minutes.
 

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Yakubu said:
Carson do you work for Soccerage:D?
actually, i own soccerage... :tongue:;)
 

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OK result, not that good a game. it was clear this game was a friendly, for one 'Graver' didnt do his expected hardworking job(if it had been a WC-match ) but the danes had the most posession, and control over the game __IMO
 
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