It will be a chance for defending champions France to ascend to the top of Group D at FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar when they face Tunisia in Al Rayyan on Wednesday (November 30). Australia and Denmark have already defeated Les Bleus earlier this month and they intend to continue their winning streak in Qatar. Although Didier Deschamps’ side is already on track for the knockout phase, their opponents will surely have their work cut out for them tonight. It is still possible for Tunisia to qualify, but it will need to win this match and some other results to do so.
Meanwhile, Australia and Denmark will meet in another Group D game for fans. Currently, both teams find themselves in the same situation and tonight’s game gives both sides a chance to qualify. The Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney will miss this match and the entire tournament due to injury. Here is a live feed of France versus Tunisia and Australia versus Denmark in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
It was Tunisia that defeated France 1-0 at the 2022 World Cup, but the team is now eliminated from the tournament. World champions Qatar were stunned by Wahbi Khazri’s goal. The Australian team, however, finished as runners-up in Group D after beating Denmark.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Tunisia Vs. France Full Match
At 37, Wahbi Khazri is the oldest French player ever to play in a World Cup match, but his 58th-minute dribble into the box and slipped the ball past backup goalkeeper Steve Mandanda gave Tunisia their third win in 18 matches. Moreover, Tunisia’s victory at the World Cup also ended France’s six-match winning streak during the tournament. Nader Ghandri flicked a free kick into the net, but it was ruled offside. Tunisia threatened early on, but the play was ruled offside.
Several key players were rested by Didier Deschamps, including Mbappe, Griezmann, Rabiot, and Dembele (all of whom had a big impact off the bench late in the match), while Giroud, Lloris, and Upamecano failed to play in any capacity. After 14 seconds of stoppage time, the French thought Griezmann had equalized through the goal he made with 14 seconds left to play, but the goal was ruled offside by VAR and Tunisia won the game.
Didier Deschamps gave players who see very little pitch time a taste of action in a tactic designed to rest his stars for the Round of 16. The Tunisian back line consistently forced France’s bench back and spread wide open as their back line struggled to stay together. Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe were brought in to jumpstart a futile French attack that had lacked firepower due to the Tunisian captain’s goal. As Tunisia sat back in hope of preserving their victory, Mbappe and Griezmann energized the French. There were several substitutes and staff members on the Tunisian bench who kept their eyes on what was going on in the other decisive group stage game in the dying minutes of their game.
Head-to-Head Records Between Tunisia and France
On Wednesday, France faces Tunisia at the Education City Stadium for a chance to finish the group stages undefeated. Jalel Kadri’s side must win all three points to stand a chance of making it beyond the group stages for the first time in five finals. It has already been confirmed that the reigning champions will participate in the knockout stages. In Qatar, France became the first nation to advance past the group stages after winning both of their opening two matches. This is their third appearance in the last 16 since 2014.
Tunisia vs France Final Score
|Team||1 Half||2 Half||Final Result|
Tunisia — Wahbi Khazri (58 mins)
List of Confirmed Line-ups:
Starting Line-up for Tunisia (3-4-2-1, right to left): 16. Dahmen (GK) — 4. Meriah, 5. Ghandri, 3. Talbi — 21. Kechrida, 17. Skhiri, 14. Laidouni, 12. Maaloul — 25. Ben Slimane (24. Abdi 83′), 15. Ben Romdhane (18. Chaalali 74′) — 10. Khazri (9. Jebali 60′)
Starting Line-up for France (4-3-3, right to left): 16. Mandanda (GK) — 3. Disasi, 4. Varane (17. Saliba 63′), 24. Konate, 25. Camavinga — 13. Fofana (7. Griezmann 73′), 8. Tchouameni, 15. Veretout (14. Rabiot 63′)— 6. Guendouzi (11. Dembele 79), 12. Kolo Muani, 20. Coman (10. Mbappe 63′)
FINAL Result Of Group D Standings, Scores
TUNISIA VS. FRANCE HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
Tunisia wins: 01
France wins: 02
Tunisia goals: 05
France goals: 08
TUNISIA VS. FRANCE MATCH HISTORY
October 7, 1971: Tunisia 2-1 France (Mediterranean Games)
May 19, 1978: Tunisia 0-2 France (International Friendly)
August 21, 2002: Tunisia 1-1 France (International Friendly)
October 14, 2008: Tunisia 1-3 France (International Friendly)
May 30, 2010: Tunisia 1-1 France (International Friendly)
France vs Tunisia World Cup 2022 live Score
On Wednesday, Australia advanced to the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 by beating Denmark 1-0 at the Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar. A stunning solo goal from Mathew Leckie in the 60th minute handed Australia a crucial victory after the score was level at 0-0 at halftime. Wahbi Khazri’s goal in the 58th minute appeared to send Tunisia into the Round of 16, but Leckie’s goal brought the Aussies back to their senses. The game ended 1-0 in Tunisia’s favor.
Muani backheels a Griezmann corner into the center of the Tunisia box. Dembele receives it on the edge of the box, and he shoots straight into the glove of the goalkeeper! The victory was secured by Tunisia despite a VAR review disallowing Griezmann’s goal in stoppage time after Tunisia had held on for the victory. Despite being a native of Corsica and currently playing for Montpellier in the French Ligue 1, Khazri is one of six players in the Tunisian line-up born in France, and he was also capped by France at the Under-21 level while growing up in Corsica.
It is widely believed that the Tunisian community in France will be savoring the win, which is the country’s first win against European opposition at a World Cup and only their third ever in 18 games. However, for the first time in the history of the competition, they would need Australia to lose points in the other game in Group D that day in order to reach the last 16. It is Australia who advances to the World Cup after winning 1-0 over Denmark.