Despite their shock 1-0 victory against World champions, France, the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia became the first African team to be eliminated from the World Cup.
Wahbi Khaziri’s second half goal broke the deadlock, although Tunisia had a goal chalked off in the first half for offside.
The African side entered the game with a shot at picking a round of 16 ticket, but only a win and result elsewhere going their way would have guaranteed passage.
However, the result in the other game turned things everything on its head, Australia snatched a stunning 1-0 win against Denmark to leapfrog Tunisia and secure the runner-up spot.
Africa’s other three representatives; Morocco, Ghana and Cameroon all need outright wins, but the Indomitable Lions will also depend on result from their other group opponents.