Tunisia vs England: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, result

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    Tunisia vs England

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Volgograd Arena
    Tunisia England
    1 SCORE 2
    6 Shots 18
    2 Corners 7
    0 Yellow cards 1
    0 Red cards 0

    Match result

    England have started their 2018 World Cup campaign with a last-gasp 2-1 win over a gutsy Tunisia.

    Skipper Harry Kane was the hero for the Three Lions, opening the scoring just 11 minutes into the fixture before Tunisia pulled the game level courtesy of a Ferjani Sassi penalty ten minutes before half-time.

    With the match seemingly destined for a draw, captain Kane popped up again for England, nodding home at the back post from a corner in injury time to give his side a 2-1 lead which they would hold on to until full-time.

    Final score
    Tunisia 1
    England 2

    Match preview

    Tunisia take on a young England side in the second game of Group G. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 4am (AEST).

    Tunisia’s squad suffered a massive blow before the cup with the loss of Youssef Mskani.

    Mskani is their main playmaker and is out injured with a bad knee injury. The coach has previously said losing him is like Argentina losing Lionel Messi.

    England enter the World Cup with a young inexperienced squad of players – but they are talented.

    Harry Kane has been giving the captains armband and he will be looking to improve on his poor international form.

    For this club Tottenham however, it’s a different story, scoring 30 goals in the Premier League season.

    Danny Welbeck is the other attacking option. He will likely start on the bench but has scored more goals for England than anyone else in that squad.

    In defence Harry Maguire earned himself a spot in Gareth Southgate’s squad after a stellar few seasons in the Premier League.

    The man in doubt from the squad is Marcus Rashford, who suffered a slight knock. If he is okay, he should start.

    Prediction
    England’s biggest threat in Group G is Belgium. While they can’t afford to sleep on Tunisia and Panama, they have a much stronger side all over the pitch. If they stay disciplined they should come away with a result.

    England by two.

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    • 11:32am
      realfootball said | 11:32am | ! Report

      Just watched the highlights. The worst refereeing I have ever seen in an international. Gives a penalty to Tunisia that wasn’t and then doesn’t give two clear as day pens to England.

      Where the hell is the VAR?

      • 3:47pm
        Kurt said | 3:47pm | ! Report

        I never normally say this, but there seemed to be something off about the refereeing in this game. And by ‘off’ I mean suspicious. Tunisian players literally standing in front of the referee refusing to move back ten from a free kick.and after asking then once or twice in vain he’d wander off and look away.

      • 4:05pm
        James said | 4:05pm | ! Report

        That was a soft penalty but im ok with that penalty against England. Was stupid defending. But yeah the defending from corners on Kane was insane, two penalties easy.

    • 5:56am
      Brains of a bimbo said | 5:56am | ! Report

      For Tunisian hopes, Kane turned out to be the Undertaker

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      5:54am
      Stevo said | 5:54am | ! Report

      And there you go, Poms 2:1winners after having to get past a couple of parked buses by the Tunisians.

    • 5:52am
      Kurt said | 5:52am | ! Report

      Nice work by Kane, that’s what he can do when he isn’t being crash tackled! Hopefully England can hold on and we see football defeat anti-football.

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      5:51am
      Stevo said | 5:51am | ! Report

      HARRY KANE get in there!!!! Poms hit the front in added time.

    • 5:44am
      Peter said | 5:44am | ! Report

      See Kurt.
      Kurt is a whingy bugger.
      Don’t be like Kurt.

      • 5:47am
        Kurt said | 5:47am | ! Report

        See Peter

        Peter is a boring bugger.

        Don’t be like Peter.

      • 5:50am
        Kurt said | 5:50am | ! Report

        There’s someone else here? I thought it was just me and the bots. Hey Peter!

    • 5:36am
      Kurt said | 5:36am | ! Report

      I’m going to make the call that Tunisia may well be the single most tedious sporting team that I’ve ever seen. So turgid, cynical and down right boring. I really really hope they lose.

    • 5:32am
      Brains of a bimbo said | 5:32am | ! Report

      Southgate is rubbish

      • 6:04am
        Kurt said | 6:04am | ! Report

        Got his substitutions spot on in the second half.

    • 5:32am
      Kurt said | 5:32am | ! Report

      Anyone interested in the midge situation at tonight’s game can read more here:
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44519710

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