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Tunisia vs France LIVE: World Cup 2022 predictions, line-up news and start time

Tunisia vs France LIVE World Cup 2022 predictions lineup news and start time
Hello and welcome to The Athletic's live blog for France against Tunisia at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.Didier Deschamps' side have qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament after beating Australia and Denmark. Tunisia are bottom of Group D and

In the four years leading up to this World Cup, Ousmane Dembele played just seven times for his country, appearing for a total of 200 minutes.

He was a world champion, part of the France squad that won the trophy in Russia in 2018, but he had become the forgotten young man of international football. Actually, no, not forgotten; frequently cited as a wasted talent, a symbol of Barcelona’s eyewatering excesses, the embodiment of the phrase “too much too soon”.

Therefore, for Dembele, just being at this tournament must feel like something to savour.

He looks determined to enjoy it and to make the most of the opportunity. Four years on from France’s success at the last World Cup, he knows that playing on the biggest stages cannot be taken for granted.

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