video goals: Tunisia – France – Played on 11/30/ 2022
The Tunisian national team left the World Cup competitions with a historic and honorable victory against France, the defending champion, this evening, Wednesday, in the fourth group competition.
Wahbi Khazri scored the match’s only goal in the 58th minute
The Carthage Eagles raised their tally to 4 points in third place, and this valuable victory was not enough to qualify them for the second round, as Australia beat Denmark with a goal without a response.
The French national team stuck at 6 points to qualify in the lead, ahead of Australia, by goal difference, while the Denmark national team bottomed the standings with one point.
Didier Deschamps pushed France’s coach into the second row, making several changes to the starting line-up, and changing the positions of some players, such as Camavinga, who participated as a left-back.
Tunisia coach Jalal Kadri followed the same approach with some modifications to the basic formation, seeking to take an offensive risk to achieve a victory that would compete with him to qualify for the second round.
The Tunisian national team was the best and most active on the French goal, as Nader Al-Ghandari scored a goal against Mandanda after 8 minutes, but the referee canceled it for offside.
The Carthage Eagles pressed hard, as the two fullbacks, Ali Maaloul and Wajdi Kashraida, were active, but the spearhead, Anis bin Suleiman, was not vigilant in exploiting them.
As for the closest attempt, it was a powerful shot from Wahbi Khazri, which was blocked by French goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.
On the other hand, the attacking trio of Duke Kingsley Coman, Kolo Mwani, and Verito did not appear, as Tunisian goalkeeper Ayman Dahman was not subjected to any tests throughout the first half.
The Tunisian national team continued to press hard at the start of the second half, as Issa Al-Aidouni fired a ball over the crossbar.
The Carthage Eagles translated the advantage and control with a wonderful goal scored by Wahbi Al-Khazri, after which he went out to replace Issam Al-Jabali.
Didier Deschamps, the rooster’s coach, moved to dust off his team with three substitutions at once, as Kylian Mbappe, Rabiot and Saliba participated in the place of Koeman, Verito, and Varane, then Griezmann, and Osman Dembele in the place of Youssef Fofana and Guendouzi.
With the pride of the world champion, the French team pressed with all force to equalize, as goalkeeper Ayman Dahman saved three dangerous attempts from Osman Dembele and Kylian Mbappe, and Rabiot and Kolo Mwani hit the post.
Ghilan Al-Shaalali and Ali Al-Abdi participated in the place of Muhammad Ali Bin Ramadan and Anis Bin Suleiman, in an attempt by the Tunisian coach to revitalize the ranks.
The referee counted 8 minutes of stoppage time, as Dahman saved a new attempt from Mbappe, then Griezmann hit the net with a fatal goal in the last second, but the video technology canceled the goal, giving the Tunisians a historic and honorable victory.