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Tunisia reveal final 23-man squad for World Cup

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manager Nabil Maaloul has announced on Saturday his side’s 23-man squad for the in Russia.

The Tunisian team announced a 29-man squad mid-May before excluding six players namely Moez Ben Cherifia and Khalil Chammam of Esperance Sportive de Tunis, Ittihad’s Ahmed Akaichi, Tours’ Mohamed Larbi, Cesena’s Karim Laribi, Bilel Mohsni of Dundee United.

The final squad included Al Ahly left-back Ali Maaloul and Zamalek’s Hamdi Nagguez.

The Carthage Eagles have been drawn in Group G alongside England, Panama and Belgium. They will kick off their group stage games against England on June 16 before playing Belgium and Panama on June 23 and June 28.

The Tunisian team drew in their last two friendlies against Portugal and Turkey and will face Spain on June 9 – their final friendly ahead of the World Cup.

Final Squad:

Goalkeepers: Aymen Mathlouthi (Al Batin), Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab), Moez Hassen (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), Oussama Haddai (Dijon), Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly)

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

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

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  2. Mahmoud

    June 3, 2018 at 1:12 AM

    Laribi should have been in tje squad, a big miss for tunisia

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