Harvest 2022: World Cup with the pleasure of victory over the Roosters and the bitterness of defeat against the Kangaroos

We continue in the second part of the Tunisian sports harvest for 2022 and return to the most prominent event, which is the World Cup in Qatar 2022 and the participation of the Carthage Eagles, and we stop at the harvest of teams and clubs in all team sports in a year where more than one star retired in individual sports

The Tunisian national football team managed to defeat the world champions France in their third match at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, a historic achievement for Tunisia, but the Carthage Eagles failed to reach the second round for the first time in their history despite collecting the most points in the history of Tunisia’s participation, which amounts to four points. From the victory over France and the draw with Denmark, the national team failed to reach the goal due to a sudden defeat in the second round against Australia, 1-0.

The World Cup was marked by the announcement of the second captain of the Eagles, Wahbi Khazri, who announced his retirement from international football, then the resignation of coach Jalal Al-Qadri, which was rejected by the university office and confirmed as coach of the national team.

Burkina Faso ends Tunisia’s dreams in Alkan

The Tunisian national football team’s participation in Cameroon’s Africa Cup of Nations was rated below expectations, especially compared to their previous participation in 2019, in which the Eagles finished fourth after losing their qualifying match against Nigeria.

In 2022, the national team could take revenge on the Nigerian national team in the final price round, but the Tunisian dreams collided with the realism of the Burkina Faso national team, which won the quarterfinals with a goal to zero.

It is also mentioned that if Tunisia had passed to the second round, “Cameroon” would have been among the best third-placed, after two defeats against Mali and Gambia, and a victory at the expense of Mauritania.

A complete failure of the handball team

The year 2022 may be the worst year in the modern history of the Tunisian handball team. After a silver medal at the 2018 Mediterranean Games, Tunisia finished the 2022 Games in fifth place, followed by a disastrous participation at the African Nations Championship. in Egypt, where Tunisia missed out on the top three places for the first time in its history to finish the competition in fourth place.

National basketball team: the end of the golden generation

The Tunisian basketball team failed to qualify for the 2023 World Cup, and after that the experience of the golden generation of the team was cut off, such as the experience of five years older Saleh Mejri, Mourad El Mabrouk, Mokhtar Ghiaz, Mohamed Hadidan and Radwan Ben Slimane finished with the national team Tunisia, according to a source from the Tunisian Basketball Federation.

It is significant that these five were in the group of players who have been successful in Tunisian basketball since 2010.

Volleyball players in the second round of the World Championship

The Tunisian volleyball players managed to reach the second round of the World Championship hosted by Bologna and Slovenia, where Tunisia left the competition after losing to Bologna with 3:0.

Tunisia managed to make it to the second round after finishing the group stage in third place.

As for the team, 2022 was no different from its predecessors for Tunisia’s Athletic Taraji, who continued to control the local titles in most disciplines, as was the year of brilliance for the Monastiri Sports Federation, especially in basketball.

Football: Esperance and Sfaxien share the cup and championship

Esperance Sportive de Tunis won the Tunisian football championship for the 2021/2022 season, the sixth time in a row and the 32nd in the history of the team, while the Sports Club Sfaxien won the second in a row and the seventh in its history, after a victory in the last round against a surprise future sports club in La Marsa.

The Premier Cup match for last season, which will bring together Esperance Sportive de Tunis at the Sfaxien club, has not yet been held.

Handball: The African crowned the champion, and Taraji achieved the treble

Club Africain have been crowned Tunisian handball champions for the 2021/2022 season, following a thrilling derby victory over Esperance in the final seconds of a match that brought the two teams together at the Cherif Balamine Hall in Guerjani.

Despite losing the championship title, the Tunisian sports club Esperance avenged itself by winning a hat-trick presented in the Tunisian Cup at the expense of the African Club, then the Arab Championship for Club Champions and the African Championship for Club Champions.global.

In the women’s competition, the Women’s Association in Tablaba won the title of local champions, and the African Club won the cup title.

Basketball: Monastir Union’s Year of African Excellence

In 2022, the Monastir Sports Association achieved the local double for the third time in a row, after winning the Tunisian basketball championship and the cup. He also managed to win his most prominent title, the African Basketball League, which is overseen by the NBA, after defeating Petro Angola Athletic Club in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali.

In the women’s competition, Al-Amal Al-Athlete in Al-Qibli managed to crown the local duo, the Championship and the Cup, and won the third place in the Arab Championship.

Volleyball: Esperance continue to dominate at local level

Esperance Sportive de Tunis managed to continue their domestic dominance for the fifth consecutive year, after winning the Tunisian Championship, Cup and Super Cup.

At continental level, Esperance failed to win the African Champions Club Championship, after losing in the last round of the competition to Egypt’s Al-Ahly.

In the women’s competition, the Carthage Women’s Club continued its dominance by winning the triple championship, cup and excellent cup for the third season in a row.

World record for Walid Boudiaf

In the non-Olympic specialty, diving, Tunisian Walid Boudiaf won the title of world champion at the World Championship organized by the International Association for the Development of Diving (AIDA), which was held in Honduras.

Boudiaf’s crown came after he cleared a distance of 116 meters in free diving in a time of 3 minutes 54 seconds, giving Tunisia the gold medal and the world crown of the competition.

In the World Cup competition held in the same country on the island of Roatan, Walid Boudiaf finished second after reaching a distance of 101 meters.

Sarah Hamdi carries the hopes of Tunisian wrestling

In 2022, young Sarah Hamdi managed to win the bronze of the World Championship in wrestling under 23 years, with a weight of less than 50 kg.

Enas Boubakry throws down the handkerchief

On September 23, 2022, Tunisian fencing champion Enas Boubakary announced her final retirement and end of her sports career, ahead of qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

In a video posted on her official Facebook page, Boubakary explained that she made her decision because of “the treatment of the Tunisian authorities in a way that she could not have imagined, especially since she had previously awarded Tunisia a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games .”

And Enas Boubakary is a Tunisian fencer who specializes in individual fencing and fencing, born on December 28, 1988.

She won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, 11 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals at the African Fencing Championships, as well as 7 golds at the Tunisian Fencing Championships.

Aya Kazkaz, the missing Tunisian sport

Olympic sailing champion Aya Kazkaz died at the age of 17 after a drowning accident during training in Tunisian waters last April.

Kazkaz was the youngest Tunisian to compete at the Tokyo Olympics last year, competing in the women’s FX49 category with her twin sister Sarah.

Nihal Sheikh Roho said goodbye to judo

Tunisian and African champion Nihal Sheikh Roho has announced her retirement from judo at the age of 35, after a grueling career that lasted 17 years.

Sheikh Roho announced her retirement at the beginning of November last year. It is worth noting that Sheikh Roho has won 22 African championships along with many medals in major awards, and her greatest success remains the bronze medal at the 2017 World Championship.

Edited by Makki Al-Awni

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