DEN 0-0 TUN, FIFA World Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Denmark, Tunisia play out goalless draw in opener

DEN v TUN: Get the updates, scores and highlights of the FIFA World Cup Group D clash between Denmark and Tunisia.

Jebali’s goal was ruled offside, early in the first half.

Jebali’s goal was ruled offside, early in the first half. | Photo Credit: AFP

DEN v TUN: Get the updates, scores and highlights of the FIFA World Cup Group D clash between Denmark and Tunisia.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the FIFA World Cup Group D match between Denmark and Tunisia, happening at the Education City stadium.

FULL-TIME!!

Tunisian manager Jalel Kadri will be proud of his side for putting in such a performance. Denmark was the favourite to win, coming into the tie but an all-round performance from Tunisa ensured a well-deserved draw. Denmark has a lot to think about after the kind of performance it has displayed and is in a tricky situation going into the tournament. It next plays reigning champion France on November 26 at the Stadium 974. Tunisia meanwhile takes on Australia on the same day at the Al Janoub stadium.

90+5’

Corners galore.. Yet another corner for Denmark and it is Eriksen again who takes the shot. He puts in a high ball but the Tunisian defense clears it without trouble. This was their last chance in the game and they have squandered it.

90+3’

A corner yet again for Denmark and it is the stand-in captain Eriksen yet again. Nothing comes off it this time too.. Wait a minute!! Referee takes a look at the monitor for a possible penalty. The ball hits Yassine Meriah’s thighs and is deflected to his hands. No penalty is awarded as it was unintentional, play continues

90+1’

Corner for Denmark, Eriksen takes it. Can they get a last gasp winner? No they cannot.. The ball is cleared out of danger rather easily. Tunisia continues to frustrate Denmark

5 additional minutes added

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88’ Substitutions for Tunisia

Drager OUT, Kechrida IN; Laidouni OUT, Sassi IN

86’ YELLOW CARD

Khennisi gets booked within minutes after coming in after colliding with Jensen

Did you know?

The only time that Denmark failed to win its opening World Cup game was way back in 2010. It did not get past group stage that year

82’

Counter attack from Denmark as Lindstrom initiates it. He puts in a long ball on the left to find Cornilius but he couldn’t capitalise it as he loses possession.

80’ Substitution for Tunisia

Youssef Mskani OUT, Hannibal Mejbri IN; Issam Jebali OUT, Yassine Khennisi IN

78’

Manchester United’s Hannibal Mejbri is warming up on the sidelines. The 19-year old is currently on loan at Birmingham City.

Did you know?

Tunisia has failed to register a win in its last 10 games against an European opponent

75’

Jansen in the center puts in a pass to find Maehle on the left. The latter crosses the ball goes wide

70’

Abdi makes a run on the left flank, tries a cross but it is deflected by Lindstrom. Tunisian players surround the referee, demanding a penalty for a handball but are denied. It is revealed from the replay that Lindstrom did have a hand but it was unintentional

68’

CLOSE!! Brilliant save from Dahmen as he stops a bullet from Eriksen. The latter, tried a long range shot only to see it deflected for a corner. Eriksen himself takes it, delivers it perfectly to find Kristensen but it rattles the bar!!! Denmark on a roll now

67’ Substitution for Tunisia

Slimane OUT, Sliti IN

65’ Substitutions for Denmark

Simon Kjaer OUT, Mathias Jansen IN; Kasper Dolberg OUT, Andreas Cornelius IN; Skov Olsen OUT, Jesper Lindstrom IN

Did you know?

Tunisia has lost 60% of its World Cup games (nine out of 15), the third-highest percentage by a team to have played at least 15 games in the competition, behind only Saudi Arabia (69% – 11 of 16) and Australia (63%- 10 of 16).

60’

Damsgaard comes in with a curling long ball from the center to the right, changing the line of play and finds Olsen. Olsen and Damsgaard play one on ones and eventually move into the box but the ball is cleared out of danger

56’

CLOSE!! Dolberg gets a well placed cross from Maehle but the former’s header is not upto the mark as the ball goes wide

55’

OFFSIDE! This time it is for Denmark. Maehli receive the ball deep inside the box, shoots but it is deflected by Dahmen. Olsen finishes on the rebound but it is ruled offside

52’

Jebali continues to exploit the Denmark defense. He charges on the left flank but is unable to complete the shot as he trips and falls just outside the box. The ball takes a deflection and goes out for a corner but nothing happens.

50’

Damsgaard runs through the middle and finds Maehli on the left. He passes t back to Damsgaard who finds Eriksen. The latter tries a through ball but is stopped in his tracks

Second half underway

Jebali threatens straightaway. Puts in a brilliant run towards Schmeichel and shoots but it is delfected for a corner. Nothing comes off it. Schmeichel has been brilliant in World Cups, in the four games he has started, he has kept two cleansheets.

End of first half

With that comes the end of first half. Tunisia controlled the majority of the first 45 minutes but Denmark came back into the game right at the end. Kjaer’s men go back into the tunnel with possession on their side but they have failed to test the Tunisian defense. Tunisia will try to maintain its momentum while Denmark which lost Delaney, who was in discomfort after a sliding tackle from Mskani, will look to work on its finishing.

Did you know?

Tunisia has failed to keep a clean sheet in 14 of its 15 games at the Fifa World Cup (25 goals conceded), the only exception coming against West Germany in 1978 (0-0).

45’

Hojbjerg is fouled by Jebali and freekick is awarded. Eriksen takes it, delivers it dangerously but Yassine heads it wide. Corner for Denmark but nothing comes from it

45’

Four minutes added and it is four extra minutes that Denmark has to hold on against Jebali and co

45’ SUSTITUTION for Denmark

Delaney OUT, Damsgaard IN. Delaney looked uncomfortable and is taken off eventually. Hope its nothing serious

43’

Andersen is pushed down by Jebali and Mskani comes in to have a chat with the referee. Nothing in the end though, as the play resumes.

42’

Schmeichel makes a wonderful save!! Jebali gets the ball inside the box and puts in a chip but Schmeichel gets a finger on it. Just brilliant

40’

Eriksen produces a long ball, from the left, changing the line of play. Kristensen makes a run for it but it proves too fast for the Number 13

38’

Corner for Tunisia. Slimane takes it and finds Laidouni. The latter tries an audacious shot from a tight angle on the right but it goes wide

37’

Eriksen-Christensen link-up leads to a dangerous play. Eriksen receives the ball deep into the Tunisian half but he is countered by Drager

35’

Slimane tries to put in a through ball to Jebali on the right but Andersen clears the ball

33’

Appeal for a penalty from Tunisian players as Drager is brought down inside the box but the refree thinks otherwise.

31’

Great first touch from Olsen off a long ball coming from the other half but Talbi cuts him off to clear the ball

29’

Delaney makes a decent run into the Tunisian half, tries to set up Christensen who is at the edge of the box but the defenders intervene yet again

Did you know?

Denmark won nine of its 10 games in World Cup qualifying, losing only against Scotland. It kept more clean sheets in the group stage of European qualifying than any other side (8).

27’

Corner for Denmark. Eriksen take it but the Tunisian defense is ther to clear it out of danger

24’ YELLOW CARD

Rasmus Kristensen is booked for a challenge on Laidouni

22’

OFF SIDE! Jebali makes a beautiful run, past three defenders but he is caught offside. Sloppy football from Denmark

21’

Christensen is fouled and Denmark gets a freekick at a doable position. Olsen takes it, puts in a high ball but it is nudged out for a corner.

20’

Superb celarance from Abdi. Maehla’s dribble on the left was as dangerous as it could get, he topped it off with a decent cross but Abdi clears it with a well timed header

17’

Laidouni starts Tunisia’s counter on the left flank, puts in a through ball to find Delaney in the center, he shoots but Schmeichel is there to grab it

16’

Talbi puts in a brilliant sliding tackle to deny Hojbjerg on the right flank. The Tottenham player attempted a cross from a dangerous position

14’

Abdi gets a throw in and finds Mskani, the latter makes a run into the other half but is stopped immediately. A Tunisia breakthrough is just around the corner by the looks of it

11’

Drager attempts a long range roccket, it takes a deflection off Christensen and goes brushing past the top left corner. Schmeichel could’ve done nothing if that was on target. Denmark has been on the back foot for a while now

9’

Tunisia gets a freekick courtesy of a a foul by Andersen but nothing comes off it

7’

Denmark taking things slow unlike Tunisia. The ball has been in Denmark’s half for quite a while now.

4’

The crowd support has got Tunisia players all pumped up. They are constantly in Denmark’s half, this time it is Jebali with the initiative but he is stopped in his tracks just at the edge of the box

2’

Dahmen, the Tunisian goalkeeper, starts a counterattack with a long ball. Tabli takes it through to the other half and Mskani attempts a long ranged shot but it is deflected

Kick-off!

Dolberg takes the first kick of the game as the match is underway. A corner for Denmark straightaway and Eriksen takes it. He slots one high but it is cleared by Yassine without much trouble

T-5

The players have lined up in the tunnel and are ready to take the field. Simon Kjaer will lead Denmark while Mskani Youssef will captain Tunisia.

Tunisian dominance in the stands!

The Education City stadium has turned red but to Denmark’s dissappointment, all of them are Tunisian supporters

The Education City stadium has turned red but to Denmark’s dissappointment, all of them are Tunisian supporters | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Almost there!

Just under 15 minutes left for the kick-off. With defending champion France being the favourite to top group D, Denmark has all the firepower to finish second. For all we know, it can even produce an upset against Didier Deschamps’ men and top the group, Argentina’s loss against Saudi Arabia has planted these thoughts!

From where does Education City stadium get its name?

Inspired by the geometric shapes which resemble traditional Islamic architecture, the venue is surrounded by several leading universities and hence the name - Education City Stadium. 

Once the World Cup concludes, the venue’s capacity will be reduced to 25,000 and the remaining seats will be donated to developing countries. Click here to know more about Qatar stadiums

Stat attack
Denmark is unbeaten against African opposition at the Fifa World Cup (W2 D2) while Tunisia has never prevailed against European opposition in the tournament (D3 L7).

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi-led Argentina, which came into the tournament as Group C favourite, has suffered a shock loss in its opener against 51st ranked Saudi Arabia!! Follow the game LIVE here

Line-ups!
Denmark XI: Schmeichel, Kristensen, Andersen, Christensen, Kjaer, Maehle, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Eriksen, Skov Olsen, Dolberg Tunisia XI: Dahmen, Drager, Bronn, Talbi, Meriah, Abdi, Laidouni, Skhiri, Msakni, Slimane, Jebali

Head-to-head

Denmark and Tunisia have met only once before in 2002 and Denmark came out victorious.

Form guide
Denmark: W-L-W-L-W
Tunisia: L-W-W-W-D
Predicted 11
Denmark: Schmeichel; Andersen, Kjaer, Christensen; Wass, Delaney, Hojbjerg, Maehle; Eriksen; Braithwaite, Dolberg.
Tunisia: Ben Said; Drager, Ifa, Talbi, Maaloul; Skhiri, Laidouni, Slimane; Khazri, Jaziri, Msakni.

PREVIEW

Denmark goes into its opening World Cup game against a tricky Tunisia side on Tuesday in the unusual position of being among Europe’s dark horses, in with an outside chance of winning the tournament if they can get everything right in Qatar.

To ensure the best possible start, the Danes will turn to playmaker Christian Eriksen, who suffered a heart attack in their Euro 2020 opener against Finland in Copenhagen but has since made a full recovery.

A 5-1 drubbing by Brazil in Paris aside, Tunisia’s recent performances have been steady without being spectacular, but it is still capable of punishing any mistakes the Danes might make.

At the 2018 World Cup, Tunisia held England scoreless until Harry Kane scored in the 91st minute to give the English a narrow win.

Appearing at its sixth finals, Tunisia has never made the knockout stage. Being drawn into a group with Denmark, France and Australia has left it with a mountain to climb.

When will Denmark vs Tunisia match take place?

Denmark vs Tunisia FIFA World Cup will take place at 6:30 PM IST at the Education City stadium.

Where can I watch Denmark vs Tunisia World Cup match LIVE on TV?

The Denmark vs Tunisia FIFA World Cup match will be telecasted live on the Sports18 Networks.

Where can I live stream Denmark vs Tunisia World Cup match?

Denmark vs Tunisia FIFA World Cup match can be live streamed on JioCinema.

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