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Tunisia 2-2 Saudi Arabia
Wednesday, 14 June 2006




Saudi Arabia stretch before the match

The players make their final preparations ahead of the Group H clash in Munich

Tunisia players stretch before the match

Tunisia loosen up in the sweltering heat, hoping to reach the knockout stage for the first time in four attempts

Supporters at the ground in Munich

Supporters of both sides flock into the stadium knowing that group rivals Spain have beaten Ukraine 4-0 in Leipzig

Tunisian midfielder Hamed Namouchi raises his foot in a challenge

Tunisia's Hamed Namouchi raises his foot in a challenge as both sides weigh each other up in the opening minutes

Tunisia's Ziad Jaziri scores

But Ziad Jaziri punishes a half-hearted clearance with a spectacular volley that puts Tunisia ahead on 24 minutes

Ziad Jaziri scores for Tunisia

The strike is Troyes forward Jaziri's 14th goal for his country and gives Tunisia a well-deserved lead at half-time

Tunisia keeper Ali Boumnijel

Tunisia keeper Ali Boumnijel, the oldest player in the tournament, draws on his experience to marshal his defence

Yasser Al Khatani equalises for Saudi Arabia

But the veteran keeper is beaten when Yasser Al Khatani levels with Saudi Arabia's first World Cup goal since 1998

Saudi Arabia celebrate

Saudi Arabia's 57th-minute equaliser is just reward after they come out firing at the start of the second half

Saudi Arabia fans

And with Spain's thumping win over Ukraine opening up Group H, Saudi Arabia fans start to sense a possible upset

Substitute Sami Al Jaber

Substitute Sami Al Jaber duly obliges when his neat finish puts Saudi Arabia ahead on 83 minutes

Radhi Jaidi levels for Tunisia

But Bolton's Radhi Jaidi connects with Jaziri's cross to level again for Tunisia in the breathless final minutes of the game

Tunisia celebrate drawing level

Tunisia celebrate snatching a dramatic draw but Ukraine will consider themselves very fortunate the match ended level



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