The results of the Tunisia vs Australia national team at the 2022 World Cup can be known on Saturday (26/11/2022) evening WIB. After winning 1-0 in the first half via Mitchell Duke (23'), Australia was quite under pressure from Tunisia in the second half.
However, they were able to maintain their advantage until they closed the victory with a score of 1-0 over Tunisia. Thanks to that victory, the team nicknamed the Socceroos kept their chances of qualifying for the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup.
Course of the Match
Both teams played open since the start of the match. The Tunisian and Australian national teams are intensely buying and selling attacks. However, none of the attacks they launched resulted in a golden opportunity.
Until finally in the 23rd minute, the Australian national team opened its goal tap through Mitchell Duke's header. The 31-year-old player brought the team nicknamed the Socceroos to a 1-0 lead over Tunisia after taking advantage of a bait provided by Craig Goodwin.
The Eagles of Carthage – the nickname of the Tunisian National Team – still find it difficult to penetrate the Australian defense. But they got a golden opportunity in the 40th minute through Mohamed Drager's hard kick. Unfortunately the kick was blocked very well by Harry Souttar.
Entering the final five minutes, the Socceroos made threats several times, even though they didn't bear fruit. The Tunisian national team almost equalized in the 45+1 minute, but Youssef Msakni's shot was slightly off the mark. As a result, Australia won while in the first round with a score of 1-0.
Both teams did not lower their tempo and the match was still quite fierce. The Australian national team almost doubled their advantage in the 70th minute. But unfortunately, Mathew Leckie was unable to tap into the breakthrough bait provided by Goodwin.
After three minutes, the Tunisian national team got a chance through a quick counterattack. However, Msakni's shot was saved very well by the Australian goalkeeper and captain, Matthew Ryan.
The Eagles of Carthage continued to pound the Australian defense to score an equalizer. They created another opportunity in the 83rd minute through a Montassar Talbi kick which was caught by Ryan.
In the final five minutes of normal time, the Tunisian national team really made it difficult for the Socceroos defense. But alas, all their efforts had to vanish. Because of the final result, Australia narrowly won with a score of 1-0.
The composition of the Tunisian vs Australia national team players at the 2022 World Cup:
Tunisian national team (3-4-3): Aymen Dahmen; Dylan Bronn, Yassine Meriah, Montassar Talbi; Mohamed Dräger, Ellyes Skhiri, Aïssa Laïdouni, Ali Abdi; Youssef Msakni, Issam Jebali, Naïm Sliti.
Subs: Aymen Mathlouthi, Bilel Ifa, Nader Ghandri, Hannibal Mejbri, Wahbi Khazri, Taha Yassine Khenissi, Ali Maaloul, Ferjani Sassi, Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane, Ghailene, Chaalali, Seifeddine Jaziri, Wajdi Kechrida, Bechir Ben Said, Anis Ben Slimane, Mouz Hassen.
Trainer: Jalal Qaderi.
Australian National Team (4-3-3): Matthew Ryan; Fran Karačić, Harry Souttar, Kye Rowles, Aziz Behich; Riley McGree, Aaron Mooy, Jackson Irvine; Mathew Leckie, Mitchell Duke, Craig Goodwin.
Subs: Milos Degenek, Marco Tilio, Bailey Wright, Jamie Maclaren, Ajdin Hrustic, Awer Mabil, Andrew Redmayne, Cameron Devlin, Danny Vukovic, Thomas Deng, Garang Kuol, Joel King, Jason Cummings, Keanu Baccus.
Coach: Graham Arnold.