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Friday, 23rd June 2006
Uninspiring Ukraine

Group H Match

Ukraine vs Tunisia

Previous Encounters:
Ukraine and Tunisia have never met before the Germany 2006 World Cup Finals.

The Match:
Tunisia need to win the game while a draw should be enough for Ukraine unless Saudi Arabia find some mad goalscoring form against Spain.

Midway through the first-half, the game still hadn't come to life; although Ukraine were starting to put more pressure on the Tunisian defence.

The first corner of the match took half an hour to come; for Tunisia, but Olexandr Shovkovskiy collected it easily.

After Oleg Shelayev's cracking shot was saved, just before half-time, referee Carlos Amarilla went back to an earlier incident to give Zied Jaziri his second yellow card.

Half-time: (0:0).

Considering they had ten men, Tunisia started the second half with more enthusiasm than Ukraine.

Ukraine looked as though they were happy to stroll into the Second Round; the crowd whistled their disapproval and Oleg Blokhin looked at his players sternly.

And Anis Ayari almost made them pay, as his 65th minute free-kick clipped a Ukrainian hand (could have been a penalty) and curled in the air to land on top of the net.

Five minutes later, Ukraine undeservedly took the lead as Andriy Shevchenko, running between Ali Boumnijel and Karim Haggui in the area, appeared to trip over his own feet. The penalty was given and Shevchenko sent Boumnijel the wrong way.

Francileudo dos Santos came on too late and nearly equalised in injury time.

Final Score:
Ukraine 1 - Tunisia 0

Goalscorers Goalscorers:
1:0 Andriy Shevchenko (70pen)


1 Olexandr Shovkovskiy; 2 Andriy Nesmachniy, 6 Andriy Rusol, 22 Viacheslav Sviderskiy; 4 Anatoliy Tymoschuk, 8 Oleg Shelayev, 9 Oleg Gusev, 11 Serhiy Rebrov, 19 Maxim Kalinichenko; 7 Andriy Shevchenko, 10 Andriy Voronin.

1 Ali Boumnijel; 3 Karim Haggui, 6 Hatem Trabelsi, 15 Radhi Jaidi, 19 Anis Ayari; 8 Mehdi Nafti, 12 Jaouhar Mnari, 13 Riadh Bouazizi, 14 Adel Chedli, 20 Hamed Namouchi; 5 Zied Jaziri.

Carlos Amarilla (Paraguay)

Substitutions Substitutions:
54 Mins (Ukraine) - 16 Andriy Vorobey on for 11 Serhiy Rebrov
75 Mins (Ukraine) - 14 Andriy Gusin on for 19 Maxim Kalinichenko
79 Mins (Tunisia) - 17 Ben Saada on for 13 Riadh Bouazizi
79 Mins (Tunisia) - 11 Francileudo dos Santos on for 14 Adel Chedli
88 Mins (Ukraine) - 15 Artem Milevskiy on for 7 Andriy Shevchenko
90 Mins (Tunisia) - 10 Kaies Ghodhbane on for 8 Mehdi Nafti

Yellow Cards 8 Yellow Cards:
9 Mins -  Zied Jaziri (Tunisia)
18 Mins - Viacheslav Sviderskiy (Ukraine)
43 Mins - Riadh Bouazizi (Tunisia)
45 Mins -  Zied Jaziri (Tunisia)
47 Mins - Oleg Shelayev (Ukraine)
61 Mins - Anatoliy Tymoschuk (Ukraine)
65 Mins - Andriy Rusol (Ukraine)
90 Mins - Radhi Jaidi (Tunisia)

Red Cards 1 Red Card:
45 Mins -  Zied Jaziri (Tunisia)

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Sunday 18th June
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Monday 19th June
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Tuesday 20th June
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Wednesday 21st June
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Thursday 22nd June
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Friday 23rd June
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Togo vs France
Ukraine vs Tunisia

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