Odishatv Bureau

In a nervy Group D scenario of FIFA World Cup, Australia joined France in the Round of 16 with a 1-0 win over Denmark on Wednesday. Tunisia went out as the third-placed team but not without registering a 1-0 win over France.

Antoine Greizmann seemed to have scored the equaliser for France late into the game but VAR intervened and found that the Atletico Madrid man was offside.

Australia upset Denmark 1-0 to qualify for the World Cup knockout phase for the first time in 16 years thanks to a fine solo goal from Mathew Leckie.

Australia contained Denmark at the Al Janoub Stadium before stinging the Scandinavians on a counter-attack in the 60th minute when Leckie burst into space, wrong-footed defender Joakim Maehle and fired low past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Tunisia upset France but still exit WC

French-born Wahbi Khazri scored the only goal of the game as Tunisia upset World Cup holders France 1-0 at the Education City Stadium. But the shock victory was not enough for them to join the defending champions in the last 16 of the tournament in Qatar.

Khazri steered home a 58th-minute winner amid a cluster of defenders for only a third victory at six World Cup tournaments for Tunisia but they were still eliminated.

France, who made nine changes for this match from the team that beat Denmark and had already booked their place in the knockout stages, finished top of Group D on goal difference from runners-up Australia, who beat Denmark 1-0 at the same time.