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Tunisia coach calls for changes following poor World Cup campaign

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during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at Spartak Stadium on June 23, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.
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Tunisia boss Nabil Maaloul has called for changes in North Africa following their early exit from the World Cup in disappointing fashion

The Carthage Eagles have lost their first two games of Group G against England and Belgium with the latter of them being a 5-2 thrashing.

Therefore, Tunisia’s campaign at Russia is already over ahead of their final group game against fellow eliminated side Panama.

Fellow North African sides Egypt and Morocco also suffered early exits at the group stages and Maaloul feels that it will take them about “two more generations” of players in order to reach the required level to compete with the biggest nations.

“We have common problems,” said Maaloul, according to Goal.

“I don’t think we have high-quality performance, we need to change our lifestyle because it is not in line with high-level football, we need to change the way we train. We need two more generations to reach (the top) level of performance in terms of fitness and physical strength. We are far from the required level.”

Tunisia will meet Panama in their Group G game at the Mordovia Arena at 20:00 (GMT +2).