World Cup 2022: Tunisia secure crucial point in tight draw with Denmark
Pushed by the passionate cheering of the thousands of Tunisian fans at Doha’s Education City Stadium, the Carthage Eagles held the Danes to a 0-0 draw.
Tunisia started the match strong with Issam Jebali scoring a goal in the 23rd minute which was ruled for offside.
The Danes did most of the attacking in the second half, hitting the woodwork once and forcing Tunisia’s goalkeeper Aymen Dahmen to make crucial saves.
Tunisia defended resolutely and threatened on the counter as the Danes struggled to break them down, and in the end, their fans were delighted with a point that set them up for their next game against Australia, while Denmark face France.
Before the tournament started, the odds of Denmark winning outright were 33-1 while Tunisia’s odds were 1000-1.
The draw for Tunisia, placed 30 in Fifa’s ranking against Denmark, which is 10th, is the second good result for Arab teams in the tournament which is held for the first time in the Middle East.