Tunisia stun France but fail to qualify
France had a goal ruled out by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for offside in the final minute of stoppage-time as Tunisia held on to register a shock victory but failed to qualify for the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup at the Education City Stadium in Doha, Qatar yesterday.
Substitute Antoine Griezmann volleyed in a dramatic equaliser, but the VAR decision meant Tunisia Captain Wahbi Khazi’s brilliant first half goal proved to be the winner.
However, with Australia recording a 1-0 victory over Denmark in the other match in Group ‘D’, Tunisia’s hopes of progressing had been dashed before Griezmann’s goal was ruled out.
As a result, France are through to the last 16 as group winners having already secured qualification with victory over Denmark in the last game. (C.D)