Panama v Tunisia, 28 June 2018

Score2-1 to Tunisia
RefereeNawaf Shukralla
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group G
VenueMordovia Arena, Saransk
Attendance37,168
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Panama v Tunisia was Match 46 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain) Assistant Referee 1: Yaser Tulefat (Bahrain) Assistant Referee 2: Taleb Al Marri (Qatar) Fourth Official: Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria) Reserve AR: Hirochi Yamauchi (Japan) VAR: Tiago Martins (Portugal) This was Tunisia’s second-ever win at the World Cup finals after their 3-1 win against Mexico in 1978. Panama became the first nation since Serbia and Togo in 2006 to lose all of their first three World Cup finals group games. With Panama's goal, this became the first-ever World Cup finals were every nation scored at least two goals. Yassine Meriah's own goal was the 50th in the history of the World Cup finals. Fakhreddine Ben Youssef's goal was the 2,500th goal scored at the World Cup finals. Bassem Srarfi became the 23rd player to appear for Tunisia at this World Cup finals. They became the second nation to use all 23 players in their squad (also Netherlands in 2014).

1  Panama

Manager: Hernán Gómez

2  Tunisia

Manager: Nabil Maaloul

Goals:

Yassine Meriah own goal 33 OG

Goals:

Fakhredine Ben Youssef 51 G
Wahbi Khazri 66 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo
Defender Fidel Escobar
Defender Adolfo Machado
Defender Román Torres (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Luis Ovalle
Midfielder Ricardo Ávila
Midfielder Edgar Bárcenas
Midfielder Aníbal Godoy
Midfielder Gabriel Gómez
Forward Gabriel Torres

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Aymen Mathlouthi (captain)
Defender Rami Bedoui
Defender Oussema Haddadi
Defender Hamdi Nagguez
Defender/Midfielder Yassine Meriah
Midfielder Ghailene Chaalali
Midfielder Ferjani Sassi
Midfielder Ellyes Skhiri
Midfielder Naïm Sliti
Midfielder/Forward Fakhredine Ben Youssef
Forward Wahbi Khazri

Substitutions:

Hárold Cummings for Gabriel Torres 46
Luis Tejada for Román Torres 56
Abdiel Arroyo for Ricardo Ávila 81

Substitutions:

Anice Badri for Ferjani Sassi 46
Ahmed Khalil for Naïm Sliti 77
Bassem Srarfi for Wahbi Khazri 89

Cards:

Ricardo Ávila 78 Y
Gabriel Gómez 80 Y
Luis Tejada 90 Y

Cards:

Ferjani Sassi 44 Y
Anice Badri 71 Y
Ghailene Chaalali 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper José Calderón
Goalkeeper Alex Rodriguez
Defender Felipe Baloy
Defender Hárold Cummings
Defender Erick Davis
Midfielder Valentín Pimentel
Forward Abdiel Arroyo
Forward Blas Pérez
Forward Luis Tejada

On the bench:

Defender Yohan Benalouane
Defender Ali Maâloul
Midfielder Mohamed Ben Amor
Midfielder Ahmed Khalil
Midfielder Saîf-Eddine Khaoui
Midfielder Bassem Srarfi
Forward Anice Badri
Forward Saber Khalifa