Australia manager Graham Arnold furiously commands goalkeeper Mat Ryan to celebrate goal against Tunisia at World Cup in bizarre clip

Australia claimed their first victory in the 2022 World Cup after seeing off Tunisia with a 1-0 win on Saturday.

But as the Socceroos went ahead, bizarre footage shows manager Graham Arnold seemed more concerned about getting his players to celebrate for as long as possible.

The Socceroos went ahead in the 23rd minute and Arnold immediately looked around to see if all his players were up celebrating

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The Socceroos went ahead in the 23rd minute and Arnold immediately looked around to see if all his players were up celebrating

He was then seen barking at goalkeeper Mathew Arnold – who was hanging back in his own half – telling him to get down the pitch to join

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He was then seen barking at goalkeeper Mathew Arnold – who was hanging back in his own half – telling him to get down the pitch to join

Arnold was then seen talking to the keeper

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Arnold was then seen talking to the keeper

Before walking off looking rather unimpressed

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Before walking off looking rather unimpressed

Australia – who lost to France 4-1 after taking the lead on Tuesday – went ahead against Group D’s bottom side Tunisia in the 23rd minute thanks to Mitchell Duke’s glancing header.

The Aussie forward ran off to celebrate with his teammates, but goalkeeper Mathew Ryan had opted to hang back in his own half and enjoy the goal from afar.

But Socceroos boss Arnold clearly wanted his players to run the clock down as much as possible after, with footage showing him barking at his glovesman to go join in with the celebrations.

At first Arnold is seen watching his squad run off to praise Duke, but he soon spots his keeper isn’t with them, and shouts across to him.

He then points at the celebration before shouting something – presumably telling him to come down and help waste as much time as possible.

Ryan doesn’t rush over though, and Arnold then walks down the touchline to meet him and speak to him.


Goalscorer Duke was given Man of the Match for his performance

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Goalscorer Duke was given Man of the Match for his performance

In the end, though, the keeper’s lack of involvement in the celebrations didn’t matter , as the Socceroos saw out their 1-0 win.

The victory puts them second in the table behind France.

Les Bleus and Denmark go head to head in Group D on Saturday at 4pm – live on talkSPORT.

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