Youth World Cup: Tunisia beat Iraq with a hat-trick

Tunisia settled the Arab confrontation against its Iraqi counterpart with a clean treble yesterday in the second round of Group E of the U-20 World Cup held in Argentina. Tunisia's goals were scored by Youssef Sinana (55), Chem Jebali (57) and Mahmoud Ghorbal (86 from the penalty spot). The Tunisian team completed the last quarter of an hour with ten players after the expulsion of its player Rayan Nasraoui.

Thus, Tunisia raised its score to 3 points in third place on goal difference behind Uruguay, which lost to England 3-2 to lead the latter and ensure the first qualification card from the group. The South American team beat Iraq in the first round 4-1 and Tunisia fell to England 0-<>.

The clash between Tunisia and Uruguay in the third round will be decisive in determining the identity of the runners-up, knowing that the third-placed team can qualify for the final price as one of the four best third-placed teams in the six groups. Also in Thursday's matches, France suffered a surprise loss to Gambia 1-2 in Group F, while South Korea drew with Honduras 2-2.