Tunisia confirm pre-World Cup friendly with Turkey

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The Carthage Eagles will continue their preparation for the global showpiece with a tuneup fixture against Mircea Lucescu's side in June

Tunisia have confirmed a friendly encounter with Turkey ahead of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.

Nabil Maloul’s men will face the Europeans on June 1 as they prepare for their return to the global stage after a 12-year absence.

The Tunisian Football Federation announced that both countries will meet in Switzerland, but a venue is yet to be determined.

“The Tunisian Federation has finalised all procedures needed to organise the international friendly match against Turkey on June 1, in Switzerland but will later determine the host city of the meeting,” read a statement on the federation’s website.

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The north African nation secured back-to-back wins over Iran and Costa Rica during the last international break in March. And they will be looking to maintain the positive run when they lock horns against Portugal on May 28.

The Carthage Eagles will finish preparation for their fifth appearance at the World Cup finals with a fixture against Spain in Russia on June 8.

Tunisia, drawn in Group G, will begin their World Cup campaign with an encounter against England on June 18 before taking on Belgium and Panama on June 23 and 28 respectively.

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