Tunisia players celebrate
Tuesday Jan 23, 2018. 09:30
The Tunisian Football Federation has confirmed they will play Costa Rica in an international friendly as they prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Carthage Eagles will play Costa Rica in France on March 27 as both nations prepare for the 2018 global showpiece in Russia.
Coach Nabil Maaloul will use the clash as an opportunity to get his squad into shape before their opening World Cup match against England on June 18.
The two nations are set to meet for the first time at international level and the North Africans will prepare for their final Group G, World Cup clash against Panama.
Tunisia are returning to the World Cup finals after a 12-year absence, and will hope to conclude talks over another warm-up match against 2010 world champions Spain in June.
The FTF officials were reportedly keen to finalise a highly publicised friendly with World Cup-bound Portugal in March, but that game has been discarded due to stalled talks.
Having played at the three World Cups between 1998 and 2006, the 2004 African Champions failed to qualify for the 2010 edition in South Africa and four years later in Brazil.