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Second-half goal helps Tunisia beat France, but Australia's win over Denmark seals their exit

Second-half goal helps Tunisia beat France, but Australia's win over

A second-half goal from captain Khazri helps Tunisia beat France, but Australia's win over Denmark seals their exit.

French-born Wahbi Khazri scored the only goal of the game as Tunisia beat World Cup holders France 1-0 at the Education City Stadium, but the shock victory was not enough for them to join the reigning champions in the last 16 of the tournament in Qatar.

Khazri scored in the 58th minute through a pack of defenders for just a third win in six World Cups for Tunisia, but they were eliminated after Australia beat Denmark in their other group game.

France, who made nine changes for the match from the team that beat Denmark and had already booked their place in the knockout stages, finished top of Group D on goal difference from runners-up Australia.

Australia beat Denmark 1-0 to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time in 16 years thanks to a superb solo goal from Mathew Leckie.

In the other Group D game, Tunisia beat an underdog French side who had already qualified and were guaranteed to do so as group winners - but the North African side will also be returning home. Tunisia looked to have conceded an equalizer in the end (one scored in the last minute of the game by Greizman) - before the referee disallowed France's goal for offside after checking it on the VAR screens .

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