World Cup 2022: Tunisia coach Jalel Kadri heaps praise on players after Denmark draw

Published on: 23 November 2022

Tunisia head coach Jalel Kadri has lauded his side for the goalless draw against Denmark in their 2022 World Cup opener on Tuesday.

Both sides had goals ruled out for offside at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, while Denmark's Andreas Cornelius somehow missed from a yard.

There was 95th-minute drama when referee Cesar Ramos checked the pitchside monitor over a potential Denmark penalty for handball, only to stick with his original decision.

"We played against a powerhouse of the tournament. We saw that our team performed very well. I should commend my players. Maybe we just lacked a bit of efficacy on the ground," coach Kadri said after the game.

"We should have capitalised on the chances to have a better result."

Tunisia will take on Australia on Saturday before they playing defending champions France on November 30 in bid to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time at the sixth attempt.