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The Eagles of Carthage will lock horns with the Pharaohs on Tuesday in the Gulf state ahead of the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign

Fresh from their weekend’s victory on aggregate against Sierra Leone in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, Tunisia will on Tuesday play Egypt in a friendly match in Abu Dhabi, which the FAs of both sides say is part of preparations for the forthcoming 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

Tunisia coach Sami Trabelsi says his team will endeavour to roll out a better performance than their game against the Leone Stars on Saturday in Monastir judged by many pundits as listless.

However, the half a dozen Esperance Tunis players in the team will not take part in the friendly due to preparations for the return leg Caf Champions League semifinal against TP Mazembe.

Atletico Madrid’s Abdelkader Oueslati, who was not fielded against Sierra Leone, will be used against the Pharoahs as well as Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Khaled Souissi, Chamseddine Dhaouadi and Aymen Belaid, according to the coach.

Egypt, who did not qualify for the 2013 Afcon, will be playing their second friendly match in less than a week after crushing Congo 3-0 on Friday in Sharjah in the UAE.