European semi finalists Denmark and Tunisia played out a 0-0 draw during their opening 2022 World Cup 2022 group D stage match at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 afternoon Qatar.
Both sides created chance but favourites Denmark were surprised by a well-organised Tunisia side who defended well and posed a threat on the coutner at times.
There was late VAR drama, in stoppage time at the end of the second half, there was late VAR drama as Tunisia centre-back Yassine Meriah was found to have handled the ball in the area. However, the referee decided not to award Denmark a penalty despite going to the monitor to review the footage.
The Eagles of Carthage, who sit 20 places behind Denmark in the world rankings, then held on for the final few minutes to secure a valuable point.
- Tunisia pick up an important point in what was their first ever competitive meeting against Denmark in an international tournament.
- Despite Tunisia registering 39% possession compared to 61% for Denmark, the Carthage Eagles had two more efforts on goal (13) than their opponents (11).