Russia work for win over Tunisia
Russia have beaten Tunisia 2-0 in a far closer game than was expected. The Tunisians played with plenty of spirit, but did not have the finishing ability of the Russians.
Yegor Titov scored the first with a great strike from the edge of the area, and Valery Karpin sealed the victory with a penalty won by Sychev. The Russians now look like favourites to top Group H.
Ruslan Nigmatullin, Yuri Kovtun, Yuri Nikiforov, Andrei Solomatin, Igor Semshov (Dmitri Kokhlov 45), Viktor Onopko, Valery Karpin, Yegor Titov, Vladimir Beschastnykh (Dmitry Sychyov 55), Ruslan Pimenov, Marat Izmailov (Dmitri Alenichev 78)
Ali Boumnijel, Khaled Badra (Ali Zitouni 83), Mohamed Mkacher, Ziad Jaziri, Hatem Trabelsi, Hassene Gabsi (Zoubeir Beya 67), Adel Sellimi (Imed Mhadhebi 67), Raouf Bouzaiene, Riadh Bouazizi, Radhi Jaidi, Slim Ben Achour
5th June 2002