Australia beat Denmark to win tickets to the round of 16 of the World Cup; France stunned by Tunisia

France-born Wahbi Khazri scored the only goal of the game as Tunisia clinched a famous 1-0 win over defending champions France at the World Cup on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough for them to reach the round of 16. team. the team reached the knockout stages, making 9 substitutions but they were only a shadow of themselves and Khazri punished them in the 58th minute at the Education City Stadium. Tunisia then had to hold on to victory when Antoine Griezmann’s goal in injury time was disallowed after a VAR review.

Khazri, who grew up in Corsica and played in Ligue 1 for Montpellier, is one of six Tunisian players born in France and has played for France Under-21s.

There is a large community of Tunisians in France that will enjoy the result, the country’s first win over European rivals at the World Cup and only the third of 18 matches at the tournament.

However, they need Australia to drop points in another Group D game of the day to have a chance to reach the round of 16 for the first time.

The Socceroos’ 1-0 win over Denmark means they will go through with France.

World champions and Australia finished on six points, but France top on goal difference and will await the runners-up of Group C in the round of 16 on Sunday.

Les Bleus were the first team to qualify for the next round after winning their opening two matches in Qatar so it’s not surprising that Deschamps chose to make the changes.

Kylian Mbappe was among those to drop out, while Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani made his first international match.

There is also a starting place at right-back for Axel Disasi, the first player to feature for France in a World Cup match since 1966, while Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, Starting at left-back.

– Griezmann refuses to equalize –
France is unrecognizable when Deschamps repeats what he did four years ago, when he made sweeping changes in the final group stage match against Denmark.

The result was a dull 0-0 draw that ultimately didn’t stop France from winning the championship.

This time, France’s second string performed as if they had never played together before, and Tunisia — with a partisan crowd behind them — sensed its chance as they first managed to break through. through the group stage at a World Cup.

The crowd exploded when Tunisia put the ball in the net after just eight minutes.

Nader Ghandri redirects Khazri’s free kick past Steve Mandanda, but he is offside.

For the first time in this World Cup, captain Khazri also hurt Mandanda’s palm with a volley in the 35th minute, while Kingsley Coman’s shot went wide of the post and France almost scored. table.

They played sporadically, and it was not surprising that Tunisia took the lead.

France appealed in vain for a foul when Youssouf Fofana was saved by Ellyes Skhiri, and Khazri crossed before firing a shot past Mandanda.

Deschamps then brought on Mbappe as well as Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele in an attempt to avoid France’s first defeat in the World Cup group stage since their disastrous 2010 campaign.

Griezmann thought he equalized in injury time when he volleyed inside the box, but the referee disallowed the goal for offside after a lengthy VAR review.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and was automatically generated from the aggregate feed.)

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