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Feb 5 12 10:11 PM

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"Italy Semipro" (commonly called "Italia C"), a Selection from "Italy Semiprofessional League", played some Matches vs Tunisia.

06.06.1959 Tunis: Tunisia "A" - Italy Semipro 0-5
08.06.1959 Tunis: Tunisia "A" - Italy Semipro 1-2
22.05.1960 Reggio Calabria: Italy Semipro - Tunisia "A" 4-0
14.03.1982 Tunis: Tunisia - Italy Semipro U.21 1-5 (*)
01.05.1986 Sousse: Tunisia - Italy Semipro U.21 1-2 (*)
01.04.1987 Caserta: Italy Semipro U.21 - Tunisia 2-0 (*)
18.04.1990 Tunis: Tunisia Olympic - Italy Semipro U.21 0-1
18.04.1991 Giarre: Italy Semipro U.21 - Tunisia Olympic 0-1
(*) : Tunisia is improperly (in my opinion) labelled as "Tunisia Olympic".
I say "improperly", because CAF Nations had no restrictions (age or
other) in participation to 1984/88 Olympia Games.
Therefore this Match should be considered as played by Tunisia "A".

At the beginning, Italy Semipro was a full Selection.
Then, starting from June 10th 1964 (date of Match vs Netherlands U.23)
age restriction was self-imposed (U.23 and subsequently U.21).

Sources: "Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio" and personal Notes.
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Feb 7 12 10:51 AM

Re: Tunisia Unofficial Matches

Giampaolo wrote:

01.04.1987 Caserta: Italy Semipro U.21 - Tunisia 2-0 (*)

(*) : Tunisia is improperly (in my opinion) labelled as "Tunisia Olympic".
I say "improperly", because CAF Nations had no restrictions (age or
other) in participation to 1984/88 Olympia Games.
Therefore this Match should be considered as played by Tunisia "A".




Tunisia was actually labelled as Tunisia Olympic for this match, but I think (even if I'm not sure) that they didn't field their best team. It seems a very restrictive line-up:

??? Yazidi, ??? Ghrairi (46' ??? Belarbi), ??? Romdhana, Lotfi Ounis, Mourad Okbi, Hichem Griuoi, ??? Ellouze, ??? Trabelsi (46' Adel Smirani), Sami Touati, Lotfi Rouissi, Jamaledine Limam (73' Nabil Tasco). Coach: ??? Bousba

Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio 1988, page 565.

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Feb 7 12 12:34 PM

This match was played in between two qualifiers, Tunisia vs Algeria, where Tunisia fielded its best team. But in Caserta was a completely different team. The DOB of the named players are around 1965-1968, so probably U21 team.
Here is the Tunisia squad for the U20 World Cup 1985: http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/tournament=104/edition=191144/matches/match=30767/report.html

I think Tunisia used a junior team for some of their Olympic qualifiers, and then became more serious when it appeared they could qualify. In the final tournament they used their full strength team.

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Feb 7 12 10:32 PM

After your remarks, my opinion is :
a.14.03.1982 Match.
!984 OG qual. hadn't yet started and FIFA/IOC bulletin hadn't yet issued.
Therefore Tunisia fielded an "Official Amateur Team" (meaning: see
"Algeria in past sporting Games"), in the assumption to use it in the next
OG qual.
b.01.05.1986 and 01.04.1987 Matches.
Because Italy Semipro was an U.21 Team, also Tunisia fielded an U.21
Team, calling it (improperly) "Olympic".

I have the three Tunisia line-ups, but unfortunately I can't compare them with the squads Tunisia fielded in their Olympic qualifiers (1984 and 198.

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May 18 14 9:46 PM

On 16 may 1978 Tunisia and Hungary played a 50-minutes match in Landersheim (France), preparing for the 1978 World Cup.

HT 1-0 for Tunisia, FT 2-2. Temime Hazami and Lahzami scored for Tunisia, Bela Varadi twice for Hungary.
The referee had an experimental watch with a little tranmitter that stopped time after a lengthy stoppage...

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Last Edited By: Sensini May 18 14 9:59 PM. Edited 1 time.

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