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Ukraine 1-0 Tunisia
Friday, 23 June 2006




Tunisia's Radhi Jaidi breaks up an early attack

Radhi Jaidi challenges striker Andriy Voronin as Ukraine probe Tunisia's defence looking for an early breakthrough

Andriy Shevchenko makes a threatening run

With three minutes played, Andriy Shevchenko darts into the box but Tunisia are quick to close him down

Voronin comes close to breaking the deadlock

Voronin comes close to meeting a dangerous cross but goalkeeper Ali Boumnijel does enough to keep it out

Ziad Jaziri attempts to pass Maksym Kalinichenko

The Europeans' backline is tested by Ziad Jaziri who makes some threatening runs but also gets booked for diving

Sergei Rebrov holds off Medhi Nafti

Former Spurs striker Sergei Rebrov looks to fashion a chance as the North Africans continue to frustrate

Jaziri holds his head after receiving a red card

Needing a win, Tunisia's hopes receive a big blow when Jaziri receives a second booking on the stroke of half-time

Hatem Trabelsi leaves Oleg Shelayev in his wake

As Ukraine become increasingly dominant, Hatem Trabelsi becomes one of Tunisia's few outlets down the right side

Shevchenko prepares to beat Boumnijel from the spot

Coach Oleg Blokhin sees his side's pressure rewarded in the 70th minute when Shevchenko wins a penalty and converts it

Voronin goes close to grabbing a second but fails

The goal all but ends Tunisia's challenge leaving Ukraine to push forward for a second in the final stages

Ukraine's players celebrate victory and qualification

The game ends 1-0 ensuring Ukraine's safe passage into the last 16 and a match against the winners of Group G

Mehdi Nafti is consoled after Tunisia's exit from the World Cup is confirmed

For Tunisia, however, the party has come to an end much to the disappointment of the players and all concerned



GROUP H: HOW THEY FINISHED

  PGDPTS
  Spain 3 7 9
  Ukraine 3 1 6
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  Tunisia 3 -3 1
  Saudi A 3 -5 1


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