Hannibal's Tunisia reach Arab Cup final

Wednesday 15 December 2021 17:10

Hannibal can look forward to representing Tunisia in the Arab Cup final, following late drama at the last-four stage in a 1-0 victory over Egypt.

The game was deadlocked with Egypt, who are coached by former United man Carlos Quieroz, until deep into stoppage time. 

Hannibal performed well in midfield, wearing the no.10 shirt, before being substituted in the 81st minute, with the game still goalless and extra-time seemingly looming in Doha.

Hannibal gestures during the semi-final clash.

Tunisia were awarded a penalty in the 57th minute, when Ali Ben Romdhane was brought down inside the penalty area. However, after a VAR review, the decision was overturned.

Just when it appeared unlikely that a goal would be scored in normal time, the final action of the game provided the most dramatic of twists. Amr Al-Sulaya headed a Naim Sliti free-kick from the left past his own keeper to settle matters.

The Carthage Eagles have won the competition once, in its first edition in 1963.

Hosts Qatar and Algeria are meeting in the other semi-final with the final due to be played on Saturday 18 December.