Valerie Mmanthe Mampshika,[Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English].
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France had a goal ruled out by VAR for offside in the final minute when Tunisia held on to register a appalling victory.Despite victory Tunisia failed to qualify for the last 16 teams of the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar due to elimination.
Substitute Antoine Griezmann kicked the ball before it touched the ground in a dramatic equaliser at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, but the VAR decision meant Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazi’s brilliant first-half goal was not enough.
Additionally with Australia recording a 1-0 win against Denmark in the other match in Group D, Tunisia’s hopes of progressing had been destroyed before Griezmann’s goal was ruled out.
Tunisia manager Jalel Kadri voiced his opinion by declaring that Tunisia has mixed feelings,because they are happy to beat a team like France (winners of the 2018 Fifa World Cup).
Tunisia does not move onto the next round with their goal.It would have been beautiful to beat France and reach the last 16 at the same time,and it is their fault for not doing their best.
Despite their failure to progress, Tunisia captain Khazi produced the moment fans had been waiting for which is a goal against France.
There was an outburst of emotions from many Tunisian fans at the stadium, while Tunisian substitutes sprinted onto the pitch in a moment of pure exhilaration today.
But celebrations were shortlived when fans realised through the stadium that Australia was in the lead,and supporters were seen checking their phones for updates from the other match in Group D(Australia vs Denmark).
Tunisia’s wait to reach the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time continues as they exit the competition,and they will try even harder in the next four years.
The other group with strong teams is Group B which consisted of England,Iran USA and Wales,and due to proper preparation from all the teams making speculations about the winner for this year’s world cup will be a bit difficult.