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Tunisia Achieve Historic Win over France but Fail to Qualify

Wed 30 Nov 2022 | 07:29 PM

Tunisia claimed a historic 1-0 win over reigning world champions France but the victory was not enough to prevent a group-stage exit at the World Cup in Qatar on Wednesday.

Wahbi Khazri scored in the 58th minute to give the Tunisians the victory, but it wasn't enough to get them into the round of 16. Australia beat Denmark 1-0 in the other Group D game and finished second on goal difference.

There was an outpouring of emotion from a large following of Tunisia fans in the Education City Stadium, while substitutes sprinted onto the pitch in a moment of pure elation.

Khazri ran at the heart of the French defense and beat two players before poking the ball into the bottom corner. It was Tunisia's third victory at a World Cup.

France forward Antoine Griezmann thought he had evened the score in the eighth minute of stoppage time but he was ruled offside following a video review.

Didier Deschamps' side are set to face the runner-up of Group C - currently Argentina - in the last 16 on Sunday, 4 December.

Tunisia's wait to reach the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time continues as they exit the competition.