Tunisia and Mbappe-less France goalless at halftime

France's Kingsley Coman in action with Tunisia's Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group D match of Tunisia v France at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on 30 November, 2022Reuters

Tunisia and France were tied 0-0 at halftime of their final Group D game at the FIFA World Cup on Wednesday, with the North Africans dominating but failing to break the deadlock against a reshuffled and already-qualified reigning champions.

France's Kylian Mbappe on the substitutes bench

Nader Ghandri flicked a free kick home on eight minutes but the goal was ruled out for offside as Tunisia piled on the pressure.

As it stands, France top the group and will be joined into the last 16 by Australia, who were goalless at halftime with Denmark.