Doha: The Tunisian national football team, preparing for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, reached Doha on Tuesday for a training camp at Aspire Zone Foundation from January 3 to 17.
The team’s first training session is on Wednesday at 6.30 pm at Aspire Zone Foundation’s outdoor pitch 8 and it is open to fans.
Coach Nabil Maaloul has picked a 26-member team for the camp.
Ibrahim Al Hilal, the Head of Federations and Clubs Events at AZF welcomed the team. He said: “We welcome the Tunisian national football team to their second home, Doha. We’re proud that Aspire Zone Foundation was a key stop for the team in their preparations for the 2018 World Cup. Aspire Zone Foundation will open its state-of-the-art facilities and utilise the expertise of its world-class trainers to help the team achieve success, bringing Aspire Zone Foundation closer to achieving its goal of becoming the reference in sports excellence worldwide by 2020.”
Besides Tunisian national team, Aspire Zone’s facilities regularly attract elite football clubs and national teams. French leaders Paris Saint-Germain were in Doha at the end of December while Tianjin Quanjian FC, and Bayern Munich are also in the city. Aspire Academy is preparing to welcome KAS Eupen and Guangzhou Evergrande next week.