Munich, June 14 (Xinhua) Saudi Arabia held African champions Tunisia to a 2-2 draw in their World Cup Group H match here Wednesday.
Zied Jairi gave Tunisia a 1-0 after 23 minutes, firing home a spectacular volley after Redha Tuker made a poor clearance from a free kick.
Yasser Al Khatani equalised the score for Saudi Arabia with their first World Cup goal since 1998, in the 57th minute. Mohammed Noor sent in a low cross and Khatani cut in between two Tunisian defenders to slot the ball home.
The Asians side surprised all to go ahead in the 84th minute. Sami Al Jaber, who was sent on from the bench in the second half, rounding off an exquisite one-touch move from the back by tucking the ball past Tunisia's 40-year-old goalkeeper Ali Boumnijel.
Tunisia, bidding for the first win for Africa at the World Cup, levelled the score with a last-gasp goal to make it 2-2.
Group H rivals Ukraine are happy to see the result since they were crushed by Spain in an earlier match.