November 22, (THEWILL) – At the World Cup on Tuesday, Tunisia earned a point after a valiant 0-0 draw with Denmark, after Andreas Cornelius squandered a glorious opportunity to give Denmark maximum points.
Denmark, one of the semi-finalists at the Euro 2020, was given a tough test by one of Africa’s representatives in Qatar, Tunisia, despite the European team being considered by some to be an underdog contender for the trophy in Qatar.
Kasper Schmeichel made a spectacular save to stop Issam Jebali in the first half, but Tunisia might have easily taken more from the Group D opener on Tuesday, with the help of a massive, boisterous crowd at the Education City Stadium.
Denmark’s disappointing day was summed up by Cornelius’ mistake at point-blank range, while Tunisia escaped a late challenge for handball in the area against Yassine Meriah.
Denmark, who defeated France twice in the Nations League, will play Les Bleus in the upcoming round of Group D games, while Tunisia will next face Australia.