Denmark 0-0 Tunisia LIVE! VAR drama - World Cup 2022 result, match stream and latest updates today

Denmark 0-0 Tunisia LIVE! VAR drama - World Cup 2022 result, match stream and latest updates today

Denmark hit the woodwork in the second half as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Tunisia in their Group D World Cup opener that smouldered and sparked, but never quite caught fire at the Education City Stadium on Tuesday.

Against a backdrop of raucous noise provided by the thousands of Tunisian fans in the stands, Issam Jebali had a goal ruled out for offside in the 23rd minute but it was Denmark who provided most of the attacking football in the first half.

The Danes upped the tempo in the second, with Christian Eriksen firing a rasping left-foot shot that was saved by goalkeeper Aymen Dahmen in the 69th minute, and Andreas Cornelius hit the post with a header from the resulting corner.

Tunisia defended resolutely and threatened on the counter as the Danes struggled to break them down, and in the end their fans were delighted with a point that sets them up for their next game against Australia, while Denmark face France.

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Denmark 0 - 0 Tunisia

Full match report

15:08 , Jonathan Gorrie

If one of the many concerns heading into the Qatar World Cup was a lack of soul in the stadiums, Tuesday’s action went some way into addressing at least that issue.

Hours after Saudi Arabia’s shock win over Argentina, Tunisia held a Denmark team tipped as dark horses to a more-than-creditable draw.

Read our full match report here!

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FT: Denmark 0-0 Tunisia

14:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

A HUGE performance from Tunisia and some VAR drama to boot!

Denmark will need to be much, much better going forward.

WOW

14:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

93:00 - A penalty is NOT awarded to Denmark DESPITE the referee going to the VAR screen!

Tunisia look the most likely

14:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

86:00 - This Tunisia team have genuine threat on the counter, as well as the ability to defend deep.

Really strong stuff.

Here comes Hannibal!

14:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

78:00 - The Manchester United youngster is stripped and ready.

ANOTHER CHANCE FOR DENMARK!

14:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

69:00 - Cornelius misses Christensen’s knockdown on the line! All it needed was a touch!

CHANCE FOR DENMARK

14:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

68:00 - Eriksen lets fly from 30 yards but sees his effort saved!

Tunisia taking risks

14:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

60:00 - The supporerts are chanting ‘Ole’ between passes but the Tunisian players aren’t quite in sync. While they are attempting to build through the thirds, they’ve been somewhat lax in their connection and allowing Denmark in on the turnover.

Luckily, the Danes aren’t doing much with it!

CHANCE FOR DENMARK

14:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

56:00 - Dolberg glances ahead at goal but it’s well saved.

Denmark going through the gears now.

GOAL DISALLOWED!

14:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

54:00 - Skov Olsen has the ball in the back of the net but it’s offisde!

CHANCE FOR TUNISIA!

14:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

50:00 - Laïdouni breaks at speed with Denmark all at sea in the opposing half but slips before he can square in the box. Touch more composure and Tunisia are 1-0 up.

Hostilities continue

14:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

48:00 - Really does feel like an away game for the Danes at the moment, with the team struggling to create much of anything over the noise.

Back underway!

14:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Here we go!

A look at the crucial save

13:57 , Jonathan Gorrie

HT: Denmark 0-0 Tunisia

13:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

45:00 - Frankly, Denmark are pretty lucky to get into half-time level!

Delaney injured

13:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

45:00 - Looks like a hamstring for the Sevilla star, which could be bad news for the rest of his tournament...

WHAT A SAVE!

13:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

43:00 - Schmeichel stretches as Jebali attempts to chip him from close range!

CHANCE FOR TUNISIA!

13:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

39:00 - Dräger fires wide after Denmark don’t clear a corner quickly enough.

Hobjerg has to do better

13:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

33:00 - A few times now, the Tottenham midfielder has broken into space but gets his final bass completely wrong.

Against a team drilled in their defensive shape, that really isn’t good enough.

Not a huge amount from Denmark so far

13:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

30:00 - They’ve calmed the game down somewhat but Denmark aren’t exactly creating much from open play. Feels like Tunisia will get another spell in front of this support.

GOAL DISALLOWED!

13:24 , Jonathan Gorrie

23:00 - Jebali has the ball in the back of the net but the flag is eventually raised for offisde.

Better from Denmark

13:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

23:00 - Eriksen starting to drift wide and cross into the box now, causing all manner of problems.

Half chance for Denmark

13:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

19:00 - Maehler gets to the byline and crosses for Dolberg, though Tunisia do well to clear.

Just no time for Denmark

13:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

17:00 - Every time any of Denmark’s talented midfielders get the ball, there’s no space to turn and not a second to think.

The Tunisian press has been excellent.

CHANCE FOR TUNISIA!

13:13 , Jonathan Gorrie

11:00 - Dräger’s shot deflects off Christensen, looping over Schmeichel but behind for a corner, which Denmark clear.

Really impressive from Tunisia

13:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

07:00 - Really passing the ball around nicely here, moving up the pitch and penning Denmark back.

Denmark can’t get out

13:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

04:00 - Tunisia are piling on the pressure, winning second balls and enjoying what is effectively home support.

Going to be some noise if they score.

Big moment early on

13:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

02:00 - Meriah crunches into Eriksen and gestures to the crowd to turn up the noise!

A hostile atmosphere for the Danes.

KICK-OFF

13:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Away we go!

Here we go!

12:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

The anthems are about to be played at the Education City Stadium.

Seeing Eriksen is going to be emotional.

The most incredible story

12:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

Denmark more than just Eriksen

12:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

While Eriksen clearly is a standout, it’s important to remember this Denmark side are far from a one-man team.

Hojbjerg, Kjaer, Dolberg and Christensen are all top-level players, offering quality throughout the spine of the team.

One of the biggest World Cup shocks of all time

12:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

The worst possible start for Lionel Messi in his quest to win the World Cup....

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(AP)

WHAT A MOMENT!

12:08 , Jonathan Gorrie

Saudi Arabia BEAT Argentina.

Confirmed Tunisia lineup

11:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

Confirmed Denmark lineup

11:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

A moment of history

11:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

This will be the first time Denmark and Tunisia meet at a World Cup, with their only previously meeting coming in a friendly back in 2002, which the Danes won 2-1.

Latest odds

11:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

OLBG: Denmark vs Tunisia match odds

Denmark: 3/5

Draw: 14/5

Tunisia: 5/1

A World Cup shock?

11:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

Saudi Arabia have just taken the lead against Argentina!

A busy day of World Cup action so far!

11:14 , Jonathan Gorrie

Hjulmand pays tribute to Christian Eriksen

11:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

“He is the best player in Denmark,” Hjulmand said of Eriksen.

“He’s only 30 years old and probably the best football he will play is in front of him. It’s a big boost for everyone first of all that he’s here [because] he was dead for five minutes and now he’s here. He’s survived and he’s back with us.”

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Greatest show on earth is here, but don’t lose sight of the true cost of Qatar 2022

10:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

Construction workers from Bangladesh and Nepal frantically complete last-minute snagging in intense heat; drained players race to be ready for their opening game; WAGs adjust to life on a luxury cruise ship; and fans from across the globe descend on a desert state smaller than London.

The World Cup finally gets under way when hosts Qatar face Ecuador on Sunday, and the hope from organisers is that the football will, at long last, become the only talking point.

FIFA have already issued a diktat to competing nations to “now focus on football” and banned supporters from displaying political messages at matches. Qatar has form for limiting its citizens’ freedom of speech, and FIFA and the Supreme Committee would surely love to gag even those outside their dominion from uttering another word about the many damning controversies that make this the most compromised World Cup ever.

Read Dan Kilpatrick’s full article here!

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(PA) (PA Wire)

Tunisia World Cup 2022 guide: Star player, fixtures, squad, one to watch, odds to win

10:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tunisia had a strange AFCON this year, only qualifying as a best-third-place team after beating Mauritania but then knocking out Nigeria before quarter-final loss to Burkina Faso.

England needed a late winner to beat them in Russia but look the weakest African team in Qatar.

Here’s everything you need to know about Tunisia…

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Denmark World Cup 2022 guide: Star player, fixtures, squad, one to watch, odds to win

10:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

Denmark are riding the crest of a wave heading into the World Cup.

They turned near-tragedy into the feel-good story of the summer with run to the Euro 2020 semi-finals after Christian Eriksen’s collapse, won nine out of nine before a dead-rubber defeat in qualifying and beat France twice in the recent Nations League.

Here’s everything you need to know about Denmark

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Prediction: Narrow Denmark win

10:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

England struggled against Tunisia four years ago, such is their ability to sit deep and defend.

Still, with the quality Eriksen possesses from dead-ball positions, Denmark don’t particularly need to be free-flowing and expansive. They can hurt teams from anywhere.

Denmark to win 1-0.

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Tunisia team news: No fresh injury concerns

10:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

As it stands, there are no reported injury concerns for Tunisia.

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Denmark team news: Andreas Christensen in a race against time

10:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

Andreas Christensen is facing a race against time to be fit for Denmark’s opening game after suffering ligament damage in his ankle while playing for Barcelona last month.

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Where to watch

10:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on ITV 1 and STV.

Live stream: The ITV Player and STV Player (free with a subscription) will offer live streams.

LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.

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Welcome

10:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good morning and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Denmark’s World Cup clash with Tunisia.

Kick-off inside the Education City Stadium is at 1pm GMT.

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