The Group G encounter was held in Saransk. The deadlock was broken in the 33rd minute by Panama midfielder Jose Luis Rodriguez, but Ben Youssef equalized six minutes after the second half started.

Forward Wahbi Khazri scored the winning goal in the 66th minute.

Tunisia have achieved their first victory in World Cup finals since 1978, though the team did not qualify for the round of 16, being third with three points.