FIFA World Cup 2022: Australia manages a win for first time in 12 years, courtesy Mitch Duke

What looked like a match leaning in Tunisia’s favour suddenly turned into an Australian victory. The crowd belonged to Tunisia without a doubt, while Australia was at complete risk of falling into Group D until they won with three points for the first time in 12 years.

Mitch Duke defying gravity at Al Janoub Stadium

  • Mitch Duke got the lead for his country midway through the first half. The score remained untouchable throughout the match. Australia won the match with a score of 1-0.
  • Both countries needed this win to maintain their place in the final group-stage fixtures.
  • After their first win, Tunisia has not won a match in the last 30 years.
  • Australia now has three points with France and Denmark, who will still have a match to play on Saturday.
  • How the future events will play out is a big guess, but for now, Mitch Duke did his job, with the Australian team rectifying their mistakes of the past several years.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Marquee players missing the tournament

FIFA World Cup 2022: Marquee players missing the tournament

Karim Benzema (France)

Suffered injury during training.

Paul Pogba (France)

Due to surgery following knee injury.

Mitch Duke’s performance

Initially, there were speculations regarding Mitch Duke and whether or not he’s more suitable for a high stake match like this. But he showed his potential through the goal that got Australia ahead.

Besides his goal, Mitch Duke’s overall performance is greatly appreciated. Many critics admire how he got under his opponent’s skin and snatched away the victory for his team.


  1. Who’s the captain of Australia’s soccer team?
    Matthew Ryan leads the Australian team in FIFA World Cup 22.
  2. What did the coach of Tunisia’s team say after the match?
    Jalel Kadri said he was surprised by Australia’s performance.

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