Wahbi Khazei gave Tunisia the lead against a second set France, a result which – if it stayed – would have put the Africans in the last 16 ahead of Australia. Word reached the Socceroos and within minutes Mathew Leckie put Australia back in second place behind France.
At half-time, Tunisia and France drew 0-0 in their final Group D match at the World Cup on Wednesday, with the North Africans dominating but failing to break the deadlock against a reshuffled and already qualified reigning champions.
Nader Ghandri scored a free kick after eight minutes, but the goal was disallowed for offside as Tunisia increased the pressure. As it stands, France top the group and are joined in the last 16 by Australia, who were goalless with Denmark at half time.
A supporter in a Tunisian shirt ran onto the field at the Education Stadium on Wednesday during the second half of the World Cup Group D match between Tunisia and France.
The man was pinned down and dragged away by a dozen security agents.