Doha. A high-confident Tunisian side after holding Denmark to a goalless draw will face Australia in their second FIFA World Cup Group D match here on Saturday, with home support from the crowd. Tunisia, one of four Arab teams to qualify for the World Cup, won the fans over after holding Denmark to a draw to reach the semi-finals of the European Championship. His supporters are not only from Tunisia, but also fans carrying the Palestinian flag are hoping for his victory.
Supporters of Egypt and Algeria team are also praying for his victory. Coach Jalel Qadri said that the support of Tunisian and other fans in Doha will boost our morale. Australia suffered a 1-4 defeat to defending champions France in their opening match in Group D. Australian midfielder Jackson Irvine said that we learned a lesson from the match against France, in which we conceded three away goals.
France top the group with three points while Tunisia and Denmark have one each. Australia’s account is not open. Tunisia are eyeing their sixth World Cup to progress beyond the group stage for the first time. On the other hand, the Australian team has played in the World Cup five times and reached the last 16 only once in 2006.