Australia vs. Tunisia World Cup line-up, seed 11 for Group D match in Qatar 2022

Both Australia and Tunisia will calculate their chances of a decisive win when they face off at the 2022 World Cup on Saturday 26 November.

The Socceroos started the tournament with a 4-1 loss to reigning champions France but caused an early shock by scoring the first goal.

Tunisia, meanwhile, put Denmark to the test in a 0-0 draw, which proved their competitiveness in Qatar.

This game has always been a must for both teams and they will likely do everything in their power to secure the crucial three points in a hard-fought Group D.

MORE: World Cup Group D fixtures, results and standings

Line-up Australia vs. Tunisia

Neither side picked up injuries in their opening games at the World Cup and will indeed welcome back players for this clash.

The Socceroos appear to be starting in 10th place Ajdin Hrustic after he was out of the game against France with a minor injury and he is likely to replace Riley McGree out of the way. Nathaniel Atkinson fought France last time out and that could give Graham Arnold Fran Karacic Right-back chance.

Australia mainly opted for a defensive 4-5-1 formation against France and could return to the 4-3-3 formation they often used in qualifying if they go for goals in this game. This lineup change would likely result in some fresh faces being used with the likes Awer Mabil and Jamie Maclaren urges beginnings.

Tunisia, meanwhile, are expected to appoint a star player Wahbi Khazri on their squad list after not being used in the match against Denmark. Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri was used as a stand-in in this game and might be in line to start from the start.

Australia predicted from March 11

Expected Australia line-up (4-3-3, right to left): 1st Ryan (GK) – 5th Karacic, 19th Souttar, 4th Rowles, 16th Behich – 22nd Irvine, 13th Mooy, 10th Hrustic – 7th Leckie, 9th Maclaren, 23rd Goodwin

  • Injuries: None
  • Lock: None

Tunisia forecast from May 11

Expected line-up for Tunisia (3-4-2-1, right to left): 16th Dahmen (GK) β€” 6th Bronn, 4th Meriah, 3rd Talbi β€” 20th Drager, 17th Skhiri, 8th Mejbri, 24th Abdi β€” 25th Slimane, 10th Khazri β€” 9th Jebali

  • Injuries: None
  • Lock: None

Australia vs. Tunisia World Cup Squad


position player association Age caps
goalkeeper Maty Ryan FC Copenhagen (DEN) 30 76
goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne Sydney FC (AUS) 33 3
goalkeeper Danny Vukovic Central Coast Mariners (AUS) 37 4
defender Milo Degenek Columbus Crew (USA) 28 39
defender Aziz Behich Dundee United (SCO) 31 54
defender Joel King AB (DAN) 21 3
defender Nathaniel Atkinson Hearts (SCO) 23 6
defender Fran Karacic Brescia (ITA) 26 10
defender Harry Souttar Stoke City 23 11
defender Kye Rowles Hearts (SCO) 24 4
defender Bailey Wright Sunderland (ENG) 30 27
defender Thomas Deng Albirex Niigata (JAP) 25 2
midfield player Aaron Muoy Celtic (SCO) 32 54
midfield player Jackson Irvine St. Pauli (GER) 29 50
midfield player Ajdin Hrustic Hellas Verona (ITA) 26 20
midfield player Keanu Baccus St Mirren (SCO 29 2
midfield player Cameron Devlin Hearts (SCO) 24 1
midfield player Riley McGree Middlesbrough (GER) 23 11
Forward Awer Mabil Cadiz (SPA) 27 30
Forward Matthew Leckie Melbourne City (AUS) 31 73
Forward Marco Tilio Melbourne City (AUS) 21 5
Forward Jamie Maclaren Melbourne City (AUS) 29 26
Forward Jason Cummings Central Coast Mariners (AUS) 27 2
Forward Mitchell Duke Fagiano Okayama (JAP) 31 21
Forward Garang Kuol Central Coast Mariners (AUS) 18 2
Forward Craig Goodwin Adelaide United (AUS) 30 11


position player association Age caps
goalkeeper Aymen Dahmen CS Sfaxien (TUN) 25 6
goalkeeper Mouez Hassen Club Africain (TUN) 27 20
goalkeeper Balbouli Etoile du Sahel (DO) 38 73
goalkeeper Bechir Ben Said US Monastir (TUN) 27 10
defender Mohammed Drager Lucerne (SUI) 26 35
defender Wajdi Kechrida Atromitos (GRE) 27 20
defender Bilel Ifa Kuwait SC (KUW) 32 37
defender Montassar Talbi Lorient (FRA) 24 24
defender Dylan Bronn Salernitana (ITA) 27 37
defender Yassine Meriah IT Tunis (DO) 29 62
defender Nader Gandri Club Africain (TUN) 27 8th
defender Ali Malul Al Ahly (EGY) 32 83
defender Ali Abdi Caen (FRA) 28 11
midfield player Ellyes Skhiri Cologne (GER) 27 50
midfield player Aissa Laidouni Ferencvaros (HUN) 25 26
midfield player Ferjani Sassi Al Duhail (QAT) 30 79
midfield player Ghailene Chaalali IT Tunis (DO) 28 31
midfield player Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane IT Tunis (DO) 23 23
midfield player Hannibal Mejbri Birmingham City (ENG) 19 20
Forward Seifeddine Jaziri Zamalek (EGY) 29 29
Forward Naim Slit Al Ettifaq (SAU) 30 70
Forward Taha Yassine Khenissi Kuwait SC (KUW) 30 49
Forward Anise Ben Slimane Brondby (DEN) 21 26
Forward Issam Jebali OB (CAVE) 30 11
Forward Wahbi Khazri Montpellier (FRA) 31 72
Forward Youssef Msakni Al Arabi (QAT) 32 89

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