France will be looking to make it three wins out of three when they take on Tunisia at Education City Stadium on Wednesday 30 November.
It should be an interesting affair given that Tunisia and France have only met five times in the past, with their last encounter coming in May 2010.
France will be looking to build on their victories over Australia and Denmark, while Tunisia will be eager to get their first tournament point on the board.
So, with Tunisia’s clash with France fast approaching, sports mail takes you through everything you need to know below about the Group D game.
France will be looking to make it three wins out of three when they take on Tunisia on Wednesday.
When is Tunisia vs France?
France will line up for their third and final group stage outing at the World Cup on Wednesday, November 30. The game will kick off at 3pm GMT, 10am EST and 2am Australian Eastern Time on Thursday.
Date: Wednesday November 30
Weather: 3pm (UK), 10am (US), 2am Thursday (Australian Eastern Time)
How to watch the game
The match between Tunisia and France will be broadcast live on the BBC for UK viewers. If you’re looking to stream the game, you should head over to BBC iPlayer.
UK viewers can also watch the game on STV, which is a free-to-air Scottish television channel owned by the STV Group. STV Player will also stream the game for those on the go.
Meanwhile, the following stations will broadcast the game for US viewers: FOX, Universo, fuboTV, Peacock Premium, DirecTV Stream, Vidgo and Sling Blue.
The match between Tunisia and France will be broadcast live on the BBC for UK viewers.
Australian viewers can tune in to the game via SBS, which will televise every game during the 2022 World Cup. SBS On Demand will also broadcast the Tunisia vs France game for those on the go.
If you can’t watch the game live, you can relive the action via the FIFA YouTube channel (worldwide). The official YouTube channel will post highlight videos after each game.
United Kingdom: BBC, BBC iPlayer, STV and STV Player
U.S: FOX, Universo, fuboTV, Peacock Premium, DirecTV Stream, Vidgo and Sling Blue
Australia: SBS and SBS on demand
Where is it being played?
Tunisia’s clash with France will take place at the Education City Stadium, which is located 7km northwest of central Doha in Al Rayyan.
The 44,667-capacity venue can be found at its namesake location, Education City, a vibrant center of learning that is famous for its various branches of foreign universities.
The stadium itself features geometric diamond-shaped patterns that change color based on the movement of the sun.
It was inaugurated during a virtual event honoring healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic in June 2020, and once this winter’s tournament ends, it will become a sports hub for the local community.
Stadium: Education City Stadium
Tunisia’s clash with France will take place at the Education City Stadium (above), which is located 7km northwest of central Doha in Al Rayyan.
Tunisia vs France: Team News
Unsurprisingly, Kylian Mbappe will be the star of the show. His impressive record of 10 goals in nine games for PSG this season shows the confidence that runs through his veins. He has also scored twice so far in the 2022 World Cup.
However, France will have to keep an eye on Ellyes Skhiri. The Cologne midfielder was named Tunisian Footballer of the Year in 2021 and has shown glimpses of what he is capable of in Qatar.
Squad of Tunisia
Goalkeepers: Aymen Dahmen, Bechir Ben Said, Mouez Hassen, Aymen Mathlouthi.
Defenders: Ali Abdi, Dylan Bronn, Mohamed Drager, Nader Ghandri, Bilel Ifa, Wajdi Kechrida, Ali Maaloul, Yassine Meriah, Montassar Talbi.
Midfielders: Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane, Ghaylane Chaalali, Aissa Laidouni, Hannibal Mejbri, Ferjani Sassi, Elyas Skhiri.
Forward: Anis Ben Slimane, Seifeddine Jaziri, Issam Jebali, Wahbi Khazri, Taha Yassine Khenissi, Youssef Msakni, Naim Sliti.
Unsurprisingly, Kylian Mbappe will be the star of the show. His impressive record 10 goals in nine games for PSG this season and he has also netted twice so far in the 2022 World Cup.
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Alphonse Areola, Steve Mandanda.
Defenders: Benjamin Pavard, Jules Kounde, Raphael Varane, Theo Hernandez, Benoit Badiashile, Ferland Mendy, Dayot Upamecano, Ibrahima Konate, William Saliba.
Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga, Youssouf Fofana, Matteo Guendouzi, Aurelien Tchouameni, Adrien Rabiot, Jordan Veretout.
Forward: Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Randal Kolo Muani, Kingsley Coman.
head to head record
Tunisia and France have only met five times in the past, with their last encounter coming in May 2010.
That friendly ended in a 1-1 draw when William Gallas disallowed Issam Jemaa’s first goal at Rades.
France had two victories over Tunisia, but it was the latter who emerged victorious when they first met in October 1971, posting a 2-1 victory at the Mediterranean Games.
Group D Accessories
- Tunisia vs France: Wednesday November 30
- Australia vs Denmark: Wednesday, November 30