Australia defeated Tunisia 1-0 in Group D of the FIFA 2022 World Cup on Saturday thanks to a single outstanding header from Mitchell Duke.
The Socceroos intensified their attacks with three forwards at the outset of the game after returning to Al Janoub Stadium following their 4-1 loss to the defending champion France. In the 23rd minute, Duke scored the lone goal into the far corner with a close-range header.
Craig Goodwin’s deflected cross enabled the goal, which also marked the 50th of the 2022 World Cup.
Tunisia staked its chances of moving on to the knockout round on the game after a scoreless draw with Denmark earlier this week. Mohamed Drager unleashed a shot from the box in the 41st minute but was blocked by opposing defender Thomas Deng.
Tunisia, in the second half, build up their confidence by switching their formation and was close to an equalizer through attempts from Ferjani Sassi and captain Youssef Msakni in the 61st and 71st minutes.
In the last group match on Wednesday, Tunisia will play France at the Education City Stadium, while Australia stays at Al Janoub Stadium to meet Denmark.