Tunisia vs Australia – World Cup LIVE: Stream FREE, TV channel, team news as Aussies fight for Group D survival – latest | The Sun

Tunisia vs Australia – World Cup LIVE: Stream FREE, TV channel, team news as Aussies fight for Group D survival – latest | The Sun

November 26, 2022

AUSTRALIA will be determined to bounce back from their opening day embarrassment by France against Tunisia – but it won't be easy.

The Aussie's conceded FOUR against the reigning world champions despite taking the lead.

And they cannot afford to let that happen this morning if they are to stand any chance of survival.

  • Kick-off time: 10am GMT
  • Live stream: BBC iPlayer
  • TV channel: BBC One
  • Tunisia XI: To follow
  • Australia XI: To follow

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  • Kieran Davies

    Tunisia starting XI:

    One change from the side that drew with Denmark, Ben Slimane is replaced in the starting line-up by Naim Sliti.

    16. Dahmen, 6. Bronn, 4. Meriah, 3. Talbi, 20. Drager, 17. Skhiri, 14. Laidouni, 24. Abdi, 23. Sliti, 9. Jebali, 7. Msakni

    Credit: Getty
  • Kieran Davies

    From the land of down under

    Australia have now been present in each of the last five World Cups, being eliminated in the group stage in their last three participations, winning just once in the process.

    The national side did manage to reach the round of 16 back in 2006, though, finishing second in Group F behind Brazil before losing 1-0 to Italy in the first knockout round.

    Victory today is a must if they wish to repeat this feat.

  • Kieran Davies

    Six of the best

    Tunisia are competing in the finals of the World Cup for the sixth time in their history, and they are looking to reach the knockout round of the competition for the first time.

    The African nation failed to win a group game during the 1998, 2002 and 2006 competitions but managed to put a victory on the board last time out in Russia, and they have made a positive start to this tournament, holding a talented Denmark outfit to a goalless draw in their section opener.

    Tunisia's last and indeed toughest game in the group will be against France next Wednesday, so their chances of qualifying for the knockout round could largely hinge on their result against Australia.

    Credit: Getty
  • Kieran Davies

    Aussies know what is needed

    Australia will need to get at least two results from their remaining two games against Tunisia and Denmark to have any chance of progressing from Group D.

    It is taken as a given that France will qualify from the group, leaving one spot to be contested for.

    Defeat against Tunisia today would see Australia all but eliminated from the tournament in Qatar.

  • Kieran Davies

    Arnold looking to break trend

    The Aussies have won just two of their 17 World Cup matches (D4, L11).

    Arnold’s side took the lead against France before conceding four goals.

    Matthew Leckie is the leading goalscorer in the squad with 13, and the 31-year-old will again play off the right, with Goodwin, who scored against France, also set to retain his spot.

  • Kieran Davies

    Tunisia looking to build on Denmark draw

    Tunisia's only win in their last 13 group-stage games since 1998 came against Panama four years ago.

    The Tunisians are aiming to record two unbeaten matches within a single World Cup campaign for only the second time after 1978 (W1, D1, L1).

    Against Denmark in their last game, they caused their opponents issues on the break while looking solid in defence.

  • Kieran Davies

    Welcome to Tunisia vs Australia

    Australia take on Tunisia today, looking to put their heavy defeat against France behind them and get back to winning ways to see if the Socceroos can make it to the knockout rounds of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

    Tunisia have not reported any injury concerns from their competition opener with Denmark, so the bulk of the XI that started that match should again take to the field.

    Wahbi Kazri, who is the leading goalscorer in the squad with 24, was not involved in the team's first game of the tournament, but he is expected to come into the side here.

    The 31-year-old could replace Anis Ben Slimane, with Youssef Msakni and Issam Jebali almost certain to retain their spots in the final third of the field.

    Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri was a late substitute against Denmark, meanwhile, and the teenager will be hoping to earn more World Cup minutes here.

    As for Australia, head coach Arnold is expected to resist the temptation to shuffle his pack following the defeat to France, as there were positives from the clash with the Blues.

    The same XI that took to the field for the first whistle on Tuesday should again feature here, with Mitchell Duke leading the line for the Socceroos.

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