Tunisia announce squad for Egypt clash in AFCON qualifiers

Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Jun 2017

Egypt's Ahly left winger Ali Maloul has been called-up for the game

Nabil Maaloul
Nabil Maaloul (Photo: Reuters)

Tunisia coach Nabil Maloul has announced the final squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations against Egypt on 11 June.

The squad, that mainly included Europe-based players, has dropped Sunderland midfielder Wahbi Khazri who is getting married.

Striker Ahmed Akaichi has also missed the squad due to technical reasons.

Egypt's Ahly left winger Ali Maloul has been called-up for the game.

Tunisia have been drawn in Group J alongside Egypt, Niger and Swaziland.

The group champions will make it to the tournament stage in Cameroon in January 2019, along with the three best teams from among those taking second place in the group stage.

The full squad is announced as follows:

Goalkeepers: Ben Cherifia, Farouk Ben Mustapha and Rami Jridi

Defenders: Ali Maâloul, Aymen Belaïd, Syam Ben Youssef, Zied Boughattas, Rami Bedoui, Khalil Chammam, Chamseddine Dhaouadi and Hamza Mathlouthi

Midfielders: Mohamed Amine Ben Amor, Maher Bessghaier, Mohamed Slim Ben Othman, Chaylane Chaâlali, Mohamed Wael Larbi, Ali Maâloul, Yassine Meriah, Idriss M’hirsi, Youssef Msakni and Ferjani Sassi

Strikers: Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Hamdi Harbaoui, Taha Yassine Khénissi, Karim Laâribi, Naim Sliti, Ismail Sassi.

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