Led by Kylian Mbappe, they survived an early scare against Australia before beating Denmark last time out. They’re already into the last-16 but will be desperate to finish top of Group D to ensure they get the most favourable draw. Mbappe is starring at the World Cup once again (Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images)Players carrying yellow cardsTunisia: Taha Yassine Khenissi, Aissa Laidouni, Ali Abdi, Ferjani Sassi. France: Jules Kounde. What’s at stake? For France, they are purely playing to finish top of Group D. A win or draw will be enough for them to win the group and they would only drop into second place if they lose and if Australia are able to overturn a six-goal deficit. It’s not quite as simple for Tunisia as even a win might not see them into the last 16. If they beat France, and the Australia-Denmark game ends in a draw then they will go through.
Tunisia vs France preview: Analysis, team news and moreFrance will look to extend their 100 per cent record at the 2022 World Cup when they face Tunisia in Group D. The game will be played at the Education City Stadium in Doha. Mustapha Ghorbal is the referee for the match. It will be his second game of the tournament as he was in charge of the 1-1 draw between Ecuador and the Netherlands. What time is Tunisia vs France? The match kicks off at 18:00 local time which means it will start at 15:00 in the UK. The coverage will be shown on the BBC. In the US, FOX and Universo will be showing the match and kick off is at 10:00 EST and 07:00 PT.
Predicted line-upsTunisia (3-4-3): Dahmen, Bronn, Meriah, Talbi; Drager, Skhiri, Laidouni, Abdi; Sliti, Jebali, Msakni. France (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Kounde, Varane, Konate, Camavinga; Fofana, Guendouzi; Coman, Griezmann, Mbappe; Thuram. The story so farTunisia caused one of the mini-upsets of the first round of fixtures by holding Denmark to a goalless draw. They could, and possibly should, have even beat the Danes had it not been for a great save from Kasper Schmeichel when Issam Jebali went through on goal.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Tunisia vs France prediction, time, live
Both France and Tunisia operate on Central European Time (CET) so kick-off in both countries will be at 16:00. Team newsTunisia have come out of their first two Group D matches unscathed. While they haven’t picked up a win in either of those matches, Jalel Kadri seems unlikely to make any drastic changes given there was only one alteration between the draw with Denmark and the defeat to Australia. As for France, Didier Deschamps might be keen to make wholesale changes given the fact France have already guaranteed their place in the last-16. Alphonse Areola is unlikely to come in for Hugo Lloris as he has an issue with his back. The main man Kylian Mbappe is keen to maintain his blistering World Cup form so he could avoid being one of those that is replaced.
They went into the clash with Australia hopeful of adding a win to their draw but they were beaten 1-0 after Mitchell Duke’s brilliant first-half header, leaving them on the verge of elimination. France, on the other hand, have looked really strong and will take some beating if they are to surrender their World Cup crown.
The top spot is theoretically still up for grabs as Australia might take first place in Group D depending on outcomes even though France are enjoying a healthy goal differential (+4). France will go into the match so that they don’t discontinue the practice of winning. Head-to-HeadTunisia and France have not squared off against each other in the last 12 years. The last match these two played was an international friendly in May 2010 that resulted in a score of 1-1. Except that, Tunisia and France have played three times, with Tunisia winning one and France winning twice. Key PlayersWith Tunisia having nothing left to lose, attacking midfielder Wahbi Khazri will start the attack along with Youssef Msakni and Naïm Sliti. For France, Kylian Mbappe will make an impression as usual but it’ll be captain Hugo Lloris, who will be busy in this match.
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TeamsTunisiaThe biggest problem for the north African team, no. 26 in FIFA ranking, is that they have failed to score yet in this tournament. While they managed to hold Denmark, no. 10 in FIFA ranking, back and settle for a goalless draw, they lost to Australia in the last match. A win in this match will take Tunisia to the next round even though they are sitting at the bottom of the group at this moment. A lot will depend on the Australia vs Denmark match as it will be Tunisia's advantage if Australia fail to win. FranceThe defending champions will be desperate for his team to make it three wins from three to keep momentum flowing for another world cup challenge.
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