Tunisia vs Australia – World Cup: Staff information, lineups & prediction

Tunisia vs Australia - World Cup: Team news, lineups & prediction

Tunisia and Australia kick off the primary Saturday morning of World Cup soccer on the Al Janoub Stadium.

Each nations got here into the competitors as rank outsiders in a gaggle which additionally boasts world champions France and Euro 2020 semi-finalists Denmark. Nonetheless, Tunisia held the Danes to a riotously spirited 0-0 draw.

Australia took the lead towards France however may solely cling to that benefit for 18 minutes. “That’s why they’re world champions,” Graham Arnold wearily conceded after his aspect’s 4-1 loss.

This is the whole lot it’s good to learn about this group D conflict.

Tunisia vs Australia H2H Outcomes (Final 5 Video games)

Present Type (Final 5 Video games)

Tunisia group information

Tunisia’s backup goalkeeper Bechir Ben Mentioned overcame a muscular pressure which threatened to hamper his involvement on the eve of the match. Though, the US Monastir shot-stopper solely warmed the bench towards Denmark.

Jalel Kadri ought to have all 26 members of the Carthage Eagles squad to pick out from this weekend.

Tunisia Beginning 11 (3-4-2-1): Dahmen; Bronn, Meriah, Talbi; Drager, Skhiri, Laidouni, Abdi; Slimane, Msakni; Jebali.
Bench: Ben Mentioned, Hassen, Balbouli, Ghandri, Ifa, Maaloul, Kechrida, Sassi, Ben Romdhane, Chaaleli, Hannibal, Sliti, Jaziri, Khazri, Khenissi.

Australia group information

Australia needed to handle varied accidents on the eve of the match, confirming the departure of Martin Boyle on the opening day of the World Cup. Marco Tilio changed the Hibernian winger however did not get off the bench towards France.

Arnold admitted that he has “the choice of clearly altering gamers, and ensuring we get some recent ones on the market”. Whether or not he opts for a raft of alterations forward of a key group stage fixture stays to be seen.

Australia Beginning 11 (4-2-3-1): Ryan; Atkinson, Souttar, Rowles, Behich; Mooy, Irvine; Leckie, Hrustic, Goodwin; Duke.
Bench: Redmayne, Vukovic, Degenek, Karacic, Wright, Deng, King, McGree, Devlin, Baccus, Maclaren, Kuol, Mabil, Cummings, Tilio.

Greater than 30,000 vociferous Tunisian voices roared on their nation towards Denmark. Kadri lauded the psychological raise the followers offered but additionally harassed: “Tactically and bodily we did effectively too.”

Australia’s Arnold lamented that France “have been simply a lot larger and sooner and stronger than us”. Tunisia’s rugged show, enhanced by their travelling assist, suggests they might additionally show to be a bodily mismatch for the Socceroos.

In a fixture each would have focused as a first-rate alternative for all three factors, Tunisia could have sufficient to knock Arnold’s “boxing kangaroos” out of the match.

Prediction: Tunisia 2-1 Australia

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