The four 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup games played on Thursday May 25 saw Tunisia, Gambia and England secure wins while South Korea held Honduras to a draw.
TUNISIA 3-0 IRAQ
Both teams lost their opening game and so took to the turf in La Plata needing a positive result to keep their hopes of progression alive.
A drab first half gave way for a profitable second half for Tunisia. Youssef Snana (55′), Chaïm El Jebali (57′) and Mahmoud Ghorbel (86′ PEN) all scored to secure a 0-3 victory for the Tunisians who ended the game with 10-men following a red-card to Rayan Nasraoui in the 74th minute.
After its win against Iraq, having lost 1-0 to England in their opening match, Tunisia now occupies third place in group E level on points with Uruguay ahead of their Match day three clash on May 28. It carries hopes as it is now closer to qualifying for the round of 16 of the FIFA U-20 WC and as it has the talent to make it happen.
The young Carthage Eagles qualified into the U-20 World Cup by squeezing into fourth pace at the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in March. After having one point from the first two games, they got out of the group with a 2-1 win over bottom team Zambia. Then, there was a penalty shootout win over Congo in the second round that brought a semifinal against Senegal, which ended in a 3-0 loss.