The only previous meeting between these teams was twenty years ago when Denmark triumphed 2-1 in a friendly. Denmark has soared to 10th in FIFA’s Rankings, with the Eagles of Carthage ranked 20 places below them. Former Chelsea defender, Andreas Christensen is the Danes’ chief injury concern, with an ankle knock. For Tunisia, FC Köln’s midfielder Ellyes Skhiri is hoping to recover from a fractured cheekbone in time to start.
Recently, it’s been all or nothing for both sides. Tunisia’s last 21 matches have produced only two draws, one of which was a 0-0 result which suited them and sealed their qualification. However, apart from a predictable defeat at the hands of Brazil, Tunisia has won four of its last five games. Denmark hasn’t featured in a draw in any of their last 10 fixtures, either. After a scintillating run during qualification, and reaching the semi-finals of the Euros, Denmark’s recent form has been more inconsistent, with wins over Austria and France but losses home and away to Croatia.