Tunisia unveil 23-man squad for the World Cup
Tunisia have revealed their 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, dropping six players named from the initial list.
Rennes winger Wahbi Khazri headlines the list with Troyes midfielder Seifeddine Khaoui, Montpellier’s Ellyes Skhiri and Nice’s goalkeeper Mouez Hassen also included.
Scotland-based Bilel Mohsni, Mohamed Larbi, Karim Laribi and Ahmed Akaichi have been left out from the final team.
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The Cartage Eagles will be making their fifth appearance in the global tournament after missing out in 2010 and 2014 editions.
Nabil Maaloul's men will kick-start their Group G campaign at the World Cup against England on June 18 before they take on Belgium and Panama.
Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha [Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia], Moez Hassen [Chateauroux, France), Aymen Mathlouthi [Al Baten, Saudi Arabia].
Defenders: Rami Bedoui [Etoile du Sahel], Yohan Benalouane [Leicester City, England], Syam Ben Youssef [Kasimpasa, Turkey], Dylan Bronn [Gent, Belgium], Oussama Haddadi [Dijon, France], Ali Maaloul [Al Ahly, Egypt], Yassine Meriah [CS Sfaxien], Hamdi Nagguez [Zamalek, Egypt].
Midfielders: Anice Badri [Esperance], Mohamed Amine Ben Amor [Al Ahli Riyadh, Saudi Arabia], Ghaylene Chaalali [Esperance], Ahmed Khalil [Club Africain], Saifeddine Khaoui [Troyes, France], Ferjani Sassi [Al Nasr, Saudi Arabia], Ellyes Skhiri [Montpellier, France], Naim Sliti [Dijon, France], Bassem Srarfi [Nice, France].
Forwards: Fakhreddine Ben Youssef [Al Ittifaq, Saudi Arabia], Saber Khalifa [Club Africain], Wahbi Khazri [Rennes, France].