Qatar 2022: Tunisia exit with a famous win over France; Australia outclass Denmark to enter last 16
France brought on the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Antonie Griezmann off the bench to save the day but they could not change a disjointed performance. The latter did score but after a lengthy VAR check in the last minute the goal did not stand
Tunisia secured a famous 1-0 victory over France but it was not enough to put them into the last-16.
Didier Deschamps made nine changes with Les Blues already through to the knockout rounds as Group D winners and the team lacked cohesion and rhythm.
Tunisia were the better team and had a goal disallowed in the first half when Nader Ghandri flicked in from a free-kick but they did get one that counted in the second half.
Wahbi Khazri was allowed to charge into the box unchallenged and he finished calmly to spark mass celebrations among the Tunisian fans present in the stadium and at home.
France brought on the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Antonie Griezmann off the bench to save the day but they could not change a disjointed performance. The latter did score but after a lengthy VAR check in the last minute the goal did not stand.
Tunisia, despite victory, do not go through as Australia beat Denmark with The Aussies progressing as runner ups with France, both on six points.
The Danes, needing victory to progress, dominated possession but were caught out on the break when Australia scored the winner on the hour mark.
Denmark lost the ball in the Australian box and Mathew Leckie finished a brilliant counter-attack with a low shot past Kasper Schmeichel.
Denmark exit Qatar 2022 in disappointing fashion, with just one point from three games, sitting bottom of the group.
Australia will now play Group C winners Argentina on Saturday with France taking on Poland in the other pairing on Sunday.