The Australian team keeps alive the illusion of qualifying for the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar 2022 after beating Tunisia 1-0 on the second day of group D. Mitchell Duke scored the winning goal after 23 minutes and, in the second half, the ‘Kanguros’ defended the advantage with all their weapons.
At minute 87, a mistake by an Australian player caused Taha Yassine Khenissi to take the ball and start a run towards the goal defended by Mathew David Ryan. Nevertheless, Harry Souttar donned the hero’s cape to save his colors.
The defender ran, reached the Tunisian footballer and swept to snatch the ball from him before he entered the area. The African players claimed an infraction by the representative of the ‘Kangaroos’, however, the images made it clear that he was a clean remove.
After that play, the African athletes advanced their lines in search of a tie, however, the Australians put more concentration on defense. In this way, the marker did not move and the ‘Socceroos’ added their first three points.
It is important to mention, in the next day, Australia will seek its classification against Denmark (1 point) that will face France in a few hours (3 points) to complete the second date of group D.