• FT

    South Korea

    1

    USA

    1

  • FT

    Tunisia

    1

    Belgium

    1

  • FT

    Portugal

    4

    Poland

    0

FIFA WORLD CUP

Oita Stadium Big Eye, Oita, Japan

Referee: Mark Alexander Shield | Attendance: 54321

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Tunisia

  • Raouf Bouzaiene 17'

1 - 1

FT

Belgium

  • Marc Wilmots 13'
  • 94'

    And that's the final whistle - Belgium 1 Tunisia 1. Bouzaiene's superb equaliser keeps Tunisia in the World Cup after Wilmots' opening goal. A much better performance by the Tunisians and Belgium did not impress

  • 94'

    And Tunisia go down the other end and Ghodhbane again goes for the winner from 25 yards. He gets power but that's too high

  • 93'

    But now Vermant finds Sonck, his first touch takes him away from one defender and he goes to toe poke a half-volley from the edge of the box - but it's wide. Sonck wanted a free kick there

  • 92'

    Belgium on the back foot in these four minutes of added time

  • 91'

    It comes out to the edge of the box and Ghodhbane fires in a shot which de Vlieger does well to punch away

  • 90'

    Benachour takes, but de Boeck headed away. A second cross comes in and de Boeck puts it behind for another corner

  • 90'

    Trabersi gets forward again and wins a corner. Could there be a late winner?

  • 89'

    Deflandre puts in a high cross which Boumnijel just palms away, but it falls to a Tunisian and they clear

  • 88'

    And on comes Zoubeir Baya for Melki - a surprise he wasn't on earlier

  • 88'

    This is disappointing for Belgium - they don't look like scoring a winner.

  • 86'

    Deflandere delivers a cross from the right which is just too high for Mpenza - Tunisia clear

  • 85'

    Belgium went out of the last World Cup undefeated at the group stage because they kept drawing. Surely the same can't happen again?

  • 84'

    Benachour puts the cross in and Badra heads over the bar

  • 83'

    It's Ghodhbane and it deflects off the wall for a corner

  • 83'

    Will it be Bouzaiene again?

  • 82'

    Benachour almost plays Zitouni and Van Buyten upends Banachour on the edge of the box

  • 81'

    Melkis finds Zitouni in a rare spell of attacking pressure from the Tunisians

  • 80'

    Benachour puts in a cross which de Boeck clears

  • 79'

    Melki is writhing around on the ground holding his head

  • 78'

    No great rush from the Tunisians herer - they seem to be settling for a point

  • 78'

    Tunisia replace the impressive Jaziri with Zitouni.

  • 77'

    ... and it somehow goes across the six-yard box and beats everyone. Trabelsi makes a break for Tunisia

  • 77'

    Vermant will cross...

  • 76'

    Mpenza makes his first run and somewhat fortuitously earns a free kick near the byline

  • 75'

    Bouzaiene gets to the byline and puts in a cross which is too near de Vlieger

  • 74'

    Final change for Belgium. Mbo Mpenza replaces Timmy Simons

  • 73'

    Tunisia are looking brighter now - Benachour is starting to get back in the game

  • 73'

    Jaziri puts de Boeck under real pressure, winning three consecutive sliding tackles on the ponderous defender

  • 71'

    Vanderhaeghe shoots from 25 yards - and he, too, manages to hit one of his own players.

  • 70'

    The Africans clear the free kick but are soon under pressure again

  • 69'

    Melki brings down Deflandre from behind - Tunisia's fourth booking

  • 69'

    Wilmots found Vanderhaeghe but hsi first touch rukes out a shooting opportunity

  • 68'

    Belgium are looking the more likely to force a winner now - but can they snatch the extra two points?

  • 68'

    Trabelsi drags back Goor - yellow card

  • 67'

    Change for Tunisia - the captain Adel Sellimi comes on for Gabsi

  • 66'

    Vermant's kick is header away and Gabsi half clears but Van Buyten curled in a cross, Wilmots chested it down, but Sonck didn't react in time and Tunisia clear

  • 65'

    Belgium free kick - this is their best spell of the half

  • 64'

    Wilmots prods it through to Goor. He's in on goal but Boumnijel comes out quickly and blocks his shot

  • 64'

    But Sonck is free now, he chips it back ...and Boumnijel claims.

  • 63'

    Bouzaiene does well to dispossess Sonck as the striker tries to break inside the penalty box.

  • 62'

    Goor has another effort from 25 yards - this one hits his own team-mate, Wilmots, and is deflected off

  • 60'

    Boumnijel comes out a long way to claim a Goor cross. The Tunisian keeper has done better so far than he did against the Russians

  • 60'

    Jaziri is in space behind the Belgium defence but is given offsid. No real complaints there

  • 59'

    Glen De Boeck's stayed forward and has a go on the half-volley. Not a great effort, though - some way over the bar

  • 59'

    ... but it's too long and Trabelsi can head away

  • 58'

    Vermant will take...

  • 58'

    Vanderhaeghe's pass is deflected behind for a corner.

  • 57'

    Sonck is looking a little more lively than Struapar was in attack - a goal today and maybe Waseige may have to pick him

  • 56'

    Patient Belgian build-up and Vanderhaeghe bends it in - it narrowly eavdes the jumping Sonck and goes off for a goal kick

  • 54'

    Van Buyten took an elbow from Jaziri. Proabably accidental, but the Belgian needs treatment

  • 53'

    Goor has a crack from 25 yards- deflected behind for a corner. But Boumnijel is fouled - free kick

  • 52'

    Vanderhaeghe wins a free kick. Goor whips it in , there's a flick-on and Simons could be in on goal... but his rib control and the whistle's gone anyway

  • 51'

    Nearly one of the goals of the tournament from Ghodhane there

  • 50'

    Trabelsi's on another break down the right - he finds Jaziri who cuts it back to Ghodhbane who hits it on the volley from 25 yards... and that's just past the post. Terrific effort

  • 49'

    Sonck whips in a cross which Boumnijel gathers

  • 49'

    Tunisia must be the happier side now - and not just because their coach looks like Tom Sellecka while Belgium's resembles Alan Mullery...

  • 48'

    Waseige looks unhappy already - can his double change reap rewards?

  • 47'

    Sonck goes down, but doesn't get a free kick - Jaszii breaks and is brought down himself

  • 46'

    Tunisia kick off - can they record only their second ever win in a World Cup?

  • 46'

    And Robert Waseige makes a double change - on come Sven Vermant and Wesley Sonck, off go Gert Verheyen and Branko Strupar

  • 46'

    A big second half for Belgium - if they don't win now they need to beat Russia to go through

  • 45'

    And that's half time - Belgium 1 Tunisia 1. Quite a decent half. Belgium surely need a winner in the secocnd half but it was an encouraging performance from the Tunisians

  • 45'

    And Belgium ahve another free kick which Goor can take. De Boeck heads well wide

  • 45'

    Two minutes of stoppage time are signalled

  • 45'

    ... and Trabelsi is brought down straight away. Bouzaiene bends it in, Jaidi rises well but can only head it straight up in the air.

  • 44'

    De Vlieger came out hios box there as Jaziri and de Boeck chased a long ball - de Boeck cleared for a throw with the keeper stranded

  • 43'

    Jaziri makes a solo break and is crowded out by several Belgian defenders before de Vlieger gathers

  • 42'

    Yellow card! Ghodhbane for a blatant tag on Van der Heyden

  • 42'

    Jaziri returns. A boost for Tunisia after his first-half performance

  • 41'

    Tunisia revert to their earlier style of free kicks - booting it over everyone's head for a goal kick

  • 40'

    ... and the Tunisian forward is still down. He'll be taken off for treatment before the free kick can be taken

  • 40'

    Van Buyten brings down Jaziri from behind - yellow card

  • 38'

    Belgium clear the corner, bt more danger down the Tunisian right

  • 37'

    Tunisia appear to have weathered that storm from the Belgians and Trabelsi crosses, dfe Vlieger palms it away and Deflandre whacks it behind

  • 36'

    Treatment for Wilmots now - he has a cut near his eye. Belgium will want their talismanic skipper back

  • 34'

    Bart Goor takes... but it goes behind before curling back into play.

  • 34'

    Van der Heyden launches a long throw and Jaidi concedes a corner

  • 33'

    Not this time. The Wall does its job and blocks Wilmots' effort

  • 33'

    Another Belgian free kick. Will they make Tunisia pay?

  • 32'

    Strupar himself goes for goal, but it's a low effort which is cleared

  • 32'

    Strupar is fouled 25 yards out. Chance for a shot?

  • 30'

    Belgium are wearing another hideous radioactive kit today

  • 29'

    Gabsi brings down Gert Verheyen from behind. Gabsi will have to be careful - he's already been booked

  • 29'

    Ghodhbane's cross is too deep for everyone - goal kick

  • 28'

    ... and Tunisia scramble it away

  • 27'

    ... but Deflandre hits the wall. Corner

  • 27'

    Verheyen is brought down near the corner flag. Belgian free kick.

  • 26'

    Goor plays a one-two with the referee - the official showed a better first touch there...

  • 26'

    Goor clears well as Gabsi shapes to shoot

  • 25'

    More fine passing from the Tunisians - they are stretching Belgium, particularly down the right flank where Hatem Trabselsi is a threat

  • 23'

    Boumnijel comes to reach the corner - he doesn't but he's baulked and awarded a free kick

  • 23'

    Van der Heyden makes a run down the left, cuts into the box and nudges a pass to Simons. He goes to shoot, but it's blocked and over

  • 22'

    Goor earns a free kick. Tunisia protest and Gabsi is cautioned - he's out of the Japan game now

  • 22'

    Belgium get it away but they are rocking now - they need to get back on the ball fir a while

  • 21'

    Benachour finds Jazizi and he wins another corner

  • 20'

    And it goes across the face of goal and wide. Tunisia really are on top now

  • 19'

    but Belgium head away from Benachour but Trabelsi puts in a slide-rule pass for Jaziri.. He could shoot here...

  • 18'

    Fantastic response by Tunisia - and they've won another corner

  • 17'

    Trabelsi crosses, Melki volleys and Deflandre makes a great block - the striker and the right back chase and Defandre appears to bring him down - but it's a corner, not a penalty

  • 17'

    GOAL! Bouzaiene scores! A brilliant free kick to the top left corner. Tunisia have the ball in the net twice in a minute

  • 16'

    It goes in, but the referee had given the free kick. Bouzaiene takes....

  • 16'

    Marginally, though Belgium did win the header... but it comes out, a man is fouled and the referee blows for a foul as Bouzazo shoots...

  • 16'

    Another Tunisia free kick - their delivery so far has ben poor. Can it get better?

  • 15'

    And Gabsi tries the overhead kick - but it's straight at de Vlieger who gathers easily

  • 14'

    Benachour crossses from the right and Deflandre rises well to stop Melki winning the header

  • 13'

    GOAL! Wilmots scores and Belgium lead. He slid in well there to score his 7th goal for Belgium

  • 13'

    Simons crosses, Strupar heads back across goal and Wilmots is there...

  • 12'

    Belgian possession - and Vanderhaeghe's tackle almost puts Verheyen through. Badra comes back to intercept well

  • 11'

    No. Another goal kick, yet again, it went past everyone.

  • 11'

    Tunisia free kick - can they create a chance here?

  • 9'

    Another important piece of defending by de Boeck when Banachour looked for Jaziri

  • 9'

    Wilmots makes a trademark run into the box but Jaidi heads away

  • 8'

    Benachour's tha danger man but Vanderhaeghe got back twell to tackle him there

  • 8'

    Slow start by the Tunisians - as against Russia, they appear to be in no rush

  • 6'

    Belgium have had the better of the the first few minute, but Becnachour has the ball for Tunisia now and de Boeck needed to make a fine challenge

  • 5'

    Belgiium build on the right. Not a bad cross, but it comes back to Simons who lets fly... and his shot goes high into the stand

  • 4'

    Wilmots spreads play for Verheyen, but the pass is just too far for the Bruges man. Goal kick

  • 3'

    Melki decides to have a crack from 30 yards - it's a long way wide. Tunisia's finishing was poor against Russia - this doesn't bode well either.

  • 2'

    And a Tunisian free kick at the other end but Benachour really overhits it - goal kick.

  • 2'

    Wilmots himself takes and puts in a low shot which bobbles and goes straight at Boumnijel.

  • 1'

    Belgium, the less feared Red Devils, start the game and earn an early throw. Wilmots is fouled by Jaidi.

  •  

    ... And with Wesley Sonck on the Belgian bench, subsitutes could have a major impact on this game.

  •  

    Derby County's Branko Strupar has been called up to tbe Belgium side with Johan Walem dropped while Tunisia leave out their skipper Abdel Sellimi as well as Zoubaier Baya. It surely doesn't bode well...

  •  

    Tunisia face elimination if, as expected, they lose today. Belgium know a win makes them, along with Japan, favourites to go through to the last 16.

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Goal Shot Video
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  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Tunisia

  • 9(3)

  • -

  • 21

  • 0%

    0%

  • Belgium

  • 9(3)

  • -

  • 18

Tunisia

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Ali Boumnjiel

D

2 Khaled Badra

D

6 Hatem Trabelsi

D

12 Raouf Bouzaiene

D

15 Radhi Jaidi

M

8 Hassen Gabsi
F
11 Adel Sellimi

M

10 Kais Ghodhbane

M

13 Riadh Bouazizi

M

18 Selim Ben Achour

F

5 Zied Jaziri
F
20 Ali Zitouni

F

21 Mourad Melki
M
3 Zoubaier Baya
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
M 3 Zoubaier Baya
F 11 Adel Sellimi
F 20 Ali Zitouni

Belgium

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Geert De Vlieger

D

2 Eric Deflandre

D

3 Glen De Boeck

D

12 Peter Van Der Heyden

D

16 Daniel Van Buyten

M

6 Timmy Simons
F
22 Mbo Mpenza

M

8 Bart Goor

M

11 Gert Verheyen
M
14 Sven Vermant

M

18 Yves Vanderhaeghe

F

7 Marc Wilmots

F

20 Branko Strupar
F
9 Wesley Sonck
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
M 14 Sven Vermant
F 9 Wesley Sonck
F 22 Mbo Mpenza

Match Stats

  • Tunisia
  • Belgium
9(3) Shots (on goal) 9(3)
21 Fouls 18
6 Corner kicks 5
2 Offsides 2
0% Time of Possession 0%
4 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 2