Australia 1-0 Tunisia – The Carthage Eagles Face Early Elimination From World Cup
Saturday – Tunisia suffered their first defeat at the 2022 Qatar World Cup after a 1-0 loss to Australia at Al Janoub Stadium stadium, Al Wakrah city, Qatar.
Mitchell Duke’s first-half header helped Australia record a 1-0 victory over Tunisia to join France on three points in Group D.
Australia found the opener in the 23rd minute, though, when Duke expertly flicked a header into the far corner of the net after a Craig Goodwin cross had defected towards the centre-forward.
Australia have now given themselves a real chance of reaching the last-16 stage of the competition for just the second time ahead of their final game in the section against Denmark on November 30.
Tunisia, meanwhile, are currently bottom of the section, having picked up just one point from their first two matches, and their final game in the group stage is against world champions France.
Australia’s Harry Souter produced a stunning block to prevent Drager from levelling the scores in the 40th minute, with the centre-back throwing himself at the ball to deflect it behind for a corner kick.
Australia had a chance to double their advantage in the 71st minute when Jamie Maclaren flashed a low cross towards Mathew Leckie, but the attacker just could not stretch far enough to make the contact, before Ryan made two smart saves down the other end to keep out Msakni.
Msakni remained Tunisia’s biggest threat, and he headed over the crossbar in the 75th minute, before substitute Wahbi Khazri placed one wide of the post in the 89th minute, but Australia held on to pick up a huge three points in their battle to progress to the next stage.