World Cup 2022: Tunisia coach Kadri confident of qualifying from group after draw against Denmark

Published on: 23 November 2022

Tunisia head coach Jalel Kadri is highly optimistic his side will qualify from the group following their 0-0 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 are in strong group and today we have one point. This will give us energy for the next game," Kadri said after  the game.

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.

Tunisia qualified for the 1978 World Cup, when it became the first African and Arab team to win a World Cup match by defeating Mexico.