Tunisia Goalkeeper Mouez Hassen refused to come off in the AFCON game against Ghana in shocking scenes in Egypt, MySportDab reports.
Head coach Alain Giresse had clearly planned for spot-kicks, favouring his reserve keeper Farouk Ben Mustapha over Mouez Hassen.
So as the clock ticked towards full time, Ben Mustapha was gloved-up and ready to come on at the touchline.
But when Hassen saw his number go up, the keeper began waving his hand furiously as he refused to be brought off.
Eventually, Hassen begrudgingly trudged off. But the decision proved to be a wise one as Tunisia advanced to the quarter-finals.
The awkward incident brought back memories of the Carabao Cup final at Wembley in February between Chelsea and Man City.
Then Blues boss Maurizio Sarri had Willy Caballero ready to come on as the final headed towards penalties.
We’ve seen this before….
Tunisia goalkeeper Hassen Mouez does not want to go off, but unlike Kepa, he eventually makes way as Farouk Ben Mustapha comes on to face penalties against Ghana #AFCON pic.twitter.com/UsQNUML87A
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