World Cup 2022: Tunisia Player Silences Eduardo Camvinga With Effortless Nutmeg

World Cup 2022: Tunisia Player Silences Eduardo Camvinga With Effortless Nutmeg

  • Tunisia's Aissa Laidouni displayed his skill with a nutmeg on France's Eduardo Camavinga
  • The midfielder put the ball through Camavinga's legs before being brought down with a foul
  • The African side sprung a surprise win on France in their final group match on Wednesday

Eduardo Camavinga made his debut at the World Cup for France, in their final Group D clash against Tunisia on Wednesday afternoon.

Les Bleus have already qualified for the knockout stage after registering two victories from their first two group games.

This allowed coach Didier Deschamps to rotate his side against the Africans at the Education City Stadium in Doha.

Eduardo Camavinga, Aissa Laidouni, France, Tunisia, Qatar, World Cup 2022
Aissa Laidouni turns and puts the ball right through Eduardo Camavinga's legs for a ridiculous nutmeg before being brought down with a foul. Photos by Reino Berengui/Stu Forster.
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Kylian Mbappe, alongside his attacking partners Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele, were all not included in the starting XI.

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AC Milan lateral defender Theo Hernandez was also rested, and that led Camavinga to start as a left-back for the first time in his career.

In just 15 minutes of his first match at the World Cup, the Real Madrid midfielder was left trailing in the wake after the most filthy of nutmegs by Tunisia midfielder, Aissa Laidouni.

Camavinga tried to close down Laidouni and prevent him from driving forward, but left a clear gap between his legs, which the Ferencváros star exploited to devastating effect.

Tunisia stun France 1-0

Wahbi Khazri's second-half goal was enough, as Tunisia earned a famous win over defending champions France on Wednesday.

The Carthage Eagles took the lead after Khazri ran through Les Bleus' defence, before slotting a shot past Steve Mandanda.

Didier Deschamps then introduced his potent trio of Mbappe, Griezmann and Dembele, in an attempt to avoid France's first World Cup group-stage defeat since the 2014 campaign.

Mbappe benched against Tunisia

Sports Brief earlier reported that France coach Deschamps made wholesale changes to his squad to face Tunisia - a decision that has left section of fans baffled.

France’s main man Mbappe, who has three goals for Les Bleus, was among the players that were rested by Deschamps on Wednesday, November 30.

France made a superb start to their group as they broke the champions curse, beating Denmark and Australia to secure a ticket to the knockout stages.

Source: Sports Brief News