World Cup 2022: Tunisia Break 44 Year Curse Following Draw Against Denmark

World Cup 2022: Tunisia Break 44 Year Curse Following Draw Against Denmark

  • Tunisia on Tuesday afternoon, 22 November, forced Denmark to a goalless draw in their opening game at the 2022 World Cup
  • The draw means that the African side have broken 44-year curse of them not keeping a clean sheet at the World Cup
  • Tunisia's last clean sheet at the World Cup was in 1978 when they held West Germany to a 0-0 draw

African giants Tunisia have broken a 44-year FIFA World Cup curse following their goalless draw with Denmark on Tuesday afternoon, 22 November at the ongoing competition in Qatar.

Going into this competition in Qatar, Tunisia were tipped as one of the strongest African side despite them not being the reigning champions of Africa.

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World Cup: Tunisia break 44-year curse following big draw against Denmark. Photo by Youssef Loulidi
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Senegal are the current champions of Africa, but they started their campaign in Qatar unimpressive losing 2-0 against the Netherlands.

What happened to Tunisia?

Both sides created chance but favourites Denmark were surprised by a well-organised Tunisia side who defended well and posed a threat on the coutner at times.

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There was late VAR drama but eventually no penalty was awarded when the referee went to the monitor.

Tunisia, who sit 20 places behind Denmark in the rankings will even have themselves to blame not to have scored in the first half despite having many chances.

According to the report on Kickoff, Tunisia's draw against Denmark now means that the Africans have secured their first clean sheet in the World Cup since 1978 when they held West Germany to 0-0.

Their last 14 games in the World Cup have seen them concede 25 goals before they finally have a clean sheet in Qatar.

Tunisia hold Eriksen's Denmark

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Tunisia held Denmark to a goalless draw in their World Cup opener on Tuesday, kicking off their Group D campaign with a strong performance against one of the pre-tournament dark horses.

Tunisia have never reached the World Cup knockouts in five previous attempts but Jalel Kadri's side will be encouraged both with a point at Education City Stadium and with how they performed against the fancied Danes.

Since Kadri took charge of the team in January Tunisia have only lost to Brazil and they frustrated Denmark in front of thousands of noisy North Africans.

Christian Eriksen was largely anonymous on his return to major tournament football after nearly dying on the pitch at the European Championship last year, wilting in the face of ferocious defending.

Source: Sports Brief News