On Monday, Tunisia, the 4th African representative at the 2018 World Cup, played against England. Despite a 2-1 defeat, a Tunisian will see his name engraved in the annals of football observers as the first African player to score a goal during the 2018 World Cup.
After the first exit of Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, it was necessary to wait until Tunisia to see an African goal. A goal scored by Ferjani Sassi on a penalty.
At the 35th minute of play, Kyle Walker puts the elbow in the face of Ben Youssef in full penalty area. Indisputable! The Colombian referee does not hesitate before appointing the penalty spot. The English side wins a yellow card.
Ferjani Sassi does not tremble at the moment of transforming this penalty and to register his fourth goal for the Tunisian selection! Tunisians will be overtaken at the end of the period with the second goal of England. A goal that comes to black a meeting for which the African representatives deserved at least a draw for the general appearance they showed.
The 26-year-old is currently playing in Saudi Arabia at Al Nasr Riyadh. If he succeeds his world, the midfielder can be propelled to the front of the stage. The Tunisian media are already announcing that it could take the lead of the Italian championship after the World Cup. Before his current club he played at the Sfaxien Sports Club, Esperance Tunis and FC Metz.
It is one of the cornerstones of the Tunisian system at this world.