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Tunisia call-up Egyptian Premier League duo for Libya qualifier

Tunisia call-up Egyptian Premier League duo for Libya World Cup qualifier

Al Ahly’s and Ittihad’s Mohamed Moncer have been called-up to the squad for their Crucial World Cup qualifier against Libya.

Tunisia currently sit top of their qualifiers group with 13 points, three more than second-placed DR Congo, while Guinea and Libya sit third and fourth respectively with three points.

The final round of the qualifiers will see Tunisia host Libya at Stade Olympique de Radès, with the Eagles Of Carthage need at least a draw to qualify officially for the 2018 World Cup.

Tunisia manager Nabil Maaloul has called up 11 foreign-based players, including Al Ahly’s key player Ali Maaloul and , who has joined Ittihad of Alexandria on loan from Tunisian side Espérance last summer.

Tunisia rely so heavily on Ali Maaloul, as he represented them 43 times and was their first-choice left-back in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, which they were knocked out of in the quarter-finals. He made his international debut in 2014, pulling on the shirt every year since then.

Meanwhile Moncer has made 17 international appearances for his nation and scored three goals. He was part of their team, who played in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, scoring once against Cape Verde in the group-stage.

Mohamed Ali featured has been a standout player for the Alexandria side this season, scoring one goal and assisting another one in six Premier League appearances.

Tunisia will face their Libyan counterparts on Saturday, November 11 at Stade Olympique de Radès, while DR Congo will host Guinea on the same day at Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa.

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