On Wednesday, a resurgent Tunisia defeated a French team consisting mainly of reserves 1-0. Still, the result was insufficient to advance the North African side to the World Cup’s knockout stages. Tunisia’s win was inadequate for them to progress to the knockout stages.
Tunisia stormed onto the field to attack a French squad that had undergone nine changes. since their victory over Denmark and looked disjointed and disorganized after their previous match. However, Australia’s 1-0 win over Denmark ensured second place in Group D. The victors of the 2018 World Cup still didn’t advance. In six World Cup attempts, Tunisia failed to move past the group stage.
Tunisia’s win was not enough for them to progress to the knockout stages
In the 58th minute, French-born Wahbi Khazri gave Tunisia their third win in 18 matches at the championships. by gliding into the box and sliding the ball past backup goalkeeper Steve Mandanda. France’s six-game winning streak at the World Cup ended with Tunisia’s victory.
It wasn’t long before Tunisia posed a threat of its own; Nader Ghandri had a free kick goal disallowed for offside. Some Tunisian fans at Education City even whistled the French national song before the game had started. I was demonstrating an open and apparent lack of respect for the visiting team. In 2008, during an emotional friendly in Paris between France and its former colonies, the same thing occurred.
French manager Didier Deschamps rotated in some of his bench men to save his top players for the knockout stage. However, France’s substitutes didn’t seem to be working together. The Tunisian attack constantly found holes in France’s defense. After the Tunisian captain’s score, the French woke up and got to work. Deschamps was bringing in players like Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann to energize an otherwise lackluster offense.
The play of Mbappe and Griezmann energized the French. They were helped because Tunisia sat back to preserve their victory. In the last minutes of their encounter, the Tunisian bench was focused on the other pivotal match in their group. A late strike by Griezmann was disallowed for offside. Despite France’s best efforts to avoid defeat at any cost.