Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda scored second-half goals as Japan beat Tunisia 2-0 on Friday in their first game under new coach Vahid Halilhodzic.
Halilhodzic brought Honda and Okazaki into the game early in the second half, and the moves paid off.
Okazaki scored on a header off a Honda cross in the 78th minute, and Honda doubled the advantage five minutes later when he picked up a loose ball and fired past goalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifia from close range.
Halilhodzic, who guided Algeria to the last...
The Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) has gone to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to appeal against a potential African Nations Cup (ANC) ban.
Tunisia were knocked out of this year's tournament by hosts Equatorial Guinea at the quarterfinal stage, a game that ended in ugly scenes as Mauritian referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn was angrily confronted by Tunisia players.
Seechurn had awarded a controversial penalty against Tunisia in stoppage-time, allowing Equatorial Guinea to equalise and...
The Tunisian FA (TFA) have stated they will not apologise to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for criticising the referee they blame for ending their African Nations Cup challenge.
Referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn, 44, of Mauritius was given a six-month ban and removed from the CAF list of elite officials following his controversial handling of the quarterfinal between Tunisia and hosts Equatorial Guinea on Saturday.
The tournament hosts eventually came through 2-1 after extra-time,...
BATA, Equatorial Guinea -- Tunisia's football federation was fined $50,000 on Tuesday and threatened with a ban, while a referee was sent home and suspended for six months in the fallout from the chaotic African Cup of Nations quarterfinal against host Equatorial Guinea.
Tunisia was also ordered to pay for damages to a door and a refrigerator in the team's dressing room at Bata Stadium.
However, Africa's top football body did not announce any sanctions against players despite members of the Tunisian...