World Cup Group G match report Panama v Tunisia 28 June 2018

Panama face Tunisia on Thursday

Wahbi Khazri celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Panama and Tunisia at Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia.

Tunisia's Wahbi Khazri set up the first goal and scored the second to give the country its first World Cup win in 40 years with a 2-1 victory over debutants Panama in their final Group G match on Thursday. "This is a great day for Tunisia".

Panama took the lead in the 33rd minute of the meeting through an own goal credited to Yassine Meriah after Jose Luis Rodriguez's shot failed to hit the target.

Playing out the dead rubber in Saransk, it was a slick passing move that concluded with Khazri, the Sunderland forward, sliding a ideal pass across the face of goal for Ben Youssef to lift into the net from close range.

Khazri, who had always looked unsafe, obliged in the 66th minute, running unmarked on to a low cross from defender Oussama Haddadi to tap into an open goal.

Still, they pushed hard for an equaliser and caused anxious moments for Tunisia as the clock ticked away but lacked the killer instinct.

Both teams have been eliminated.

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They tried to get more for themselves in their inconsequential last group game but settled down for the two second half goals that handed them their first and only victory of the tournament.

Both will be looking to take home at least a point before exiting Russian Federation.

First-choice Mouez Hassen was injured in Panama's 2-1 loss to England and was replaced by Farouk Ben Mustapha for the game against Belgium.

It was Panama's first trip to the tournament.

"Today's match was a well-deserved victory for the Tunisian side", said coach Nabil Maaloul.

"Perhaps in the second match, we should have been better".

Tunisia has had more luck finding the back of the net, but has had as much trouble getting a win.

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