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Maaloul, Nagguez named in Tunisia’s World Cup provisional squad


coach has announced his side’s provisional squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the list that saw the notable absences of Youssef Msakni and Taha Yassine Khenissi.

Tunisia have qualified to their first World Cup competition since 2006 and their campaign in Russia will be their fifth appearance in the world’s most prestigious tournament.

Al Ahly left back Ali Maaloul and Zamalek defender Hamdy Nagguez has been included in a 29-man squad called by the Eagles of Carthage’s manager Nabil Maaloul.

Nonetheless, the former Esperance coach will be deprived from the services of talented playmaker Youssef Msakni and striker Taha Khenissi in his World Cup course.

Tunisia full squad:

Goalkeepers: Aymen Mathlouthi (Al Batin), Moez Ben Cherifia (Esperance), Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab), Hassen Moez (L.B. Chatearoux)

Defenders: Hamdy Nagguez (Zamalek), Dylan Bronn (La Gontoise), Rami Bedoui (Esperance), Yohan Ben Olouane (Leicester City), Siyam Ben Youssef (Kasimpasa), Yessine Meriah (CS Sfaxien), Bilel Mohsni (Dundee United), Khalil Chammam (Esperance), Oussama Haddai (Dijon), Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly)

Midfielders: Elyess Skhiri (Montpellier), Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Al Ahli), Ghaylene Chalali (Esperance), Karim Laribi (Cesena), Ferjani Sassi (Al Nassr), Ahmed Khalil (Club Africain), Seifeddine Khaoui (Troyes), Mohamed Larbi (Tours)

Strikers: Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Ettifaq), Anice Badri (Esperance), Bassem Srarfi (Nice), Ahmed Akaichi (Ittihad), Wahbi Khazri (Rennes), Naim Sliti (Dijon), Saber Khlifa (Club Africain).


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