Tunisia have finally claimed their first win at the World Cup for 40 years by coming from behind to defeat Panama 2-1 in Thursday’s Group G finale in Saransk.
The Canaleros took the lead in the 33rd minute as Jose Luis Rodriguez’s shot took a deflection off Yassine Meriah on the way to the back of the Carthage Eagles net.
Nevertheless, Nabil Maaloul’s charges equalized on 51 minutes when Fakhreddine Ben Youssef slotted home from Wahbi Khazri’s delivery across the face of goal.
Tunisia then finished their comeback in the 66 minute through Khazri, who was on hand to tap Oussama Haddadi’s cutback into the back of the Panama goal post.
Despite the win, both Tunisia and Panama are out of the tournament.