The second FIFA World Cup 2022 encounter between Australia and Tunisia will take place on November 26. These teams have quite different initial games, and they will be playing in Group D. While Tunisia’s first match saw them hold Denmark, a squad that was far stronger than Australia on paper, to a scoreless draw. Australia lost their opening match 1-4 to France.
Tunisia: Following a scoreless draw in their opening encounter against semifinalist Denmark from the most recent European Championships, Tunisia has now kept two clean sheets in a row (out of a possible 16) throughout this World Cup. Given that there are no fresh injury worries, Tunisia’s head coach JalelKadri is expected to keep the most of his starting lineup against Denmark.
WahbiKhazri’s absence from Tunisia in the match was unexpected. However, the seasoned attacker should start against Australia again as the team’s top goal scorer. The 31-year-old will probably take Anis Ben Slimane’s position and join Youssef Msakni and IssamJebali in a more overtly attacking display.
Along with his striking partners, captain Msakni made an impact against Denmark and is anticipated to play a key role in the final third against Australia. In addition, midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, 19, of Manchester United, who came on against Denmark as a late replacement, will be hoping to get additional playing time.
Australia: The Socceroos were defeated 4-1 by Les Blues in their initial match, and if they lose again on Saturday, they would have exited the World Cup at the group stage for a record third time, joining the years 1974 and 2014.
The greatest losing skid in the competition belongs to Australia, who have lost 11 of their 17 World Cup games and have gone winless in their previous seven games on this level. Graham Arnold, the team’s coach, won’t likely make any significant adjustments, though. This time, it is anticipated that captain and goalie Mathew Ryan would have a greater understanding of his area and stronger defense from his defenders.
EllyesSkhiri, the midfielder for Tunisia, will be heavily relied upon, but they have a wealth of untapped talent as well. For Australia, Mathew Leckie, a winger by trade, will be a crucial component.
- Australia had lost seven straight World Cup games, its greatest losing run in 17 World Cup appearances;
- Tunisia’s passing accuracy against Denmark was merely 55.4 percent;
- This is the third encounter between the teams overall; in their first two meetings, both teams won by a clean sheet.
- Teams: Tunisia vs Australia, Group D
- When: Saturday, November 26, at 10 am (07:00 GMT)
- Where: Al Janoub Stadium, Qatar
- Ranking: Tunisia (30), Australia (38)
Head to Head:
Australia and Tunisia will play each other for the third time on Saturday, with each team winning the first two meetings. In 1997 friendly, Australia defeated the Carthage Eagles 3-0, but things turned around for the latter team at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup when they defeated Australia 2-0.
Both the Jio Cinema app and website will provide free live streaming of Tunisia vs. Australia match. The match will be carried life on the Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels in India.
Tunisia’s encounter against Australia will be crucial in determining whether or not they move on to the knockout round because France will be their toughest and last-group opponent. The North African team will probably move on to the next round with a 1-0 victory.