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Portugal 2-2 Tunisia

Fakhreddine Ben Youssef celebrates
Fakhreddine Ben Youssef drew Tunisia level in the second half

Portugal squandered a two-goal lead to draw with England's World Cup opponents Tunisia in a warm-up match for this summer's tournament in Russia.

European champions Portugal led through Andre Silva's back-post header and then Joao Mario's 20-yard strike.

But Anice Badri pulled one back before the break before Fakhreddine Ben Youssef completed Tunisia's fightback.

England start their World Cup campaign against the African nation on Monday, 18 June at 19:00 BST in Volgograd.

Gareth Southgate's side then face Panama and Belgium in Group G.

Portugal, without Cristiano Ronaldo just two days after playing in Real Madrid's Champions League final victory over Liverpool, play another North African side, Morocco, in Group B at the World Cup.

Their first match is against Spain on Friday, 15 June and they finish their group fixtures against Iran.

The home side looked to be in control when AC Milan striker Andre Silva, a reported target for Wolves,external-link headed in and then Mario, who spent part of this season on loan at West Ham from Inter Milan, thundered in a long-range effort.

But Tunisia showed they will pose an attacking threat to England, counter-attacking with pace and scoring a well-worked goal from Badri before Ben Youssef slid on to Ali Maaloul's low cross to equalise.

Line-ups

Portugal

  • 12Lopes
  • 15Ricardo PereiraSubstituted forCédric Soaresat 72'minutes
  • 3PepeSubstituted forJosé Fonteat 63'minutes
  • 13Rúben Dias
  • 5GuerreiroSubstituted forMário Ruiat 45'minutes
  • 10João MárioSubstituted forJoão Moutinhoat 80'minutes
  • 14William Carvalho
  • 23Adrien SilvaSubstituted forManuel Fernandesat 63'minutes
  • 11Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forGonçalo Guedesat 72'minutes
  • 9André Silva
  • 20Ricardo Quaresma

Substitutes

  • 2Bruno Alves
  • 4Manuel Fernandes
  • 6José Fonte
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 17Gonçalo Guedes
  • 19Mário Rui
  • 21Cédric Soares
  • 22Beto

Tunisia

  • 40Hassen
  • 21Naguez
  • 3Benalouane
  • 4Meriah
  • 5HaddadiSubstituted forMaâloulat 45'minutes
  • 24BadriSubstituted forAkaichiat 87'minutes
  • 17Skhiri
  • 13Sassi
  • 23SlitiSubstituted forSrarfiat 76'minutes
  • 7KhaouiSubstituted forF Ben Youssefat 45'minutes
  • 11KhalifaSubstituted forChaalaliat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ben Mustapha
  • 2S Ben Youssef
  • 6Bedoui
  • 8F Ben Youssef
  • 9Akaichi
  • 12Maâloul
  • 15Mohsni
  • 16Mathlouthi
  • 18Srarfi
  • 20Chaalali
  • 25Khalil
  • 27Larbi
Referee:
Luca Banti
Attendance:
17,220

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamTunisia
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portugal 2, Tunisia 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portugal 2, Tunisia 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by João Moutinho (Portugal).

  4. Post update

    Ghilane Chaalali (Tunisia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Portugal. Manuel Fernandes tries a through ball, but Ricardo Quaresma is caught offside.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Tunisia. Ahmed Akaichi replaces Anice Badri.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Bassem Srarfi.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. João Moutinho (Portugal) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ferjani Sassi (Tunisia).

  11. Post update

    Foul by José Fonte (Portugal).

  12. Post update

    Anice Badri (Tunisia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gonçalo Guedes.

  14. Post update

    Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Tunisia).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Portugal. João Moutinho replaces João Mário.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Tunisia. Conceded by Cédric Soares.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Tunisia. Bassem Srarfi replaces Naim Sliti.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gonçalo Guedes (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by José Fonte.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ghilane Chaalali (Tunisia).