African representatives at 2018 World Cup in Russia Tunisia suffered their heaviest defeat in 40 years when they were humiliated 5-2 by Belgium in their second match today.
The North Africans had never conceded more than two goals in the history of the global cup since making their maiden participation in 1978 in Argentina.
Their heaviest defeat was in 1998 World Cup in France when they were beaten 2-0 by England and a similar loss to Russia in 2002 world cup co-hosted by Japan and South Korea.
It was sweet revenge for Belgium who were held to a 1-1 draw by Tunisia in 2002 World Cup. The loss means the Africans will make an early return home after losing to England in the first match.
Tunisia’s last match against Panama will be a mere formality. Tunisia join Egypt and Morocco who have also failed to secure round of 16 slots.