Montpellier striker Wahbi Khajri and Al Arabi Qatar’s Youssef Maskani are among the names of Tunisian coach Jalel Qadri who announced his list of 26 players called up for the World Cup in Qatar on Monday.
Making their sixth appearance at the World Cup, Tunisia will take on France, Australia and Peru in the first round of Group D.
The list, announced in a press release published by the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF), also includes Montresor Talbi (FC Lorient), as well as Dylan Braun (Salernitana) and Hannibal Mejbari (Birmingham).
– 26 called from Tunisia:
Goalkeepers (4): Aymen Dahmen (Sfaxian Sports Club), Mouez Hassan (African Club), Bechir Ben Said (US Monastir), Aymen Mathlouthi (Sahel Stars).
Defenders (9): Ali Abdi (CAN/FRA/L2), Mohamed Dragar (FC Lucerne/SUI), Ali Maouloul (Al Ahly/EGY), Wajdi Kecharida (Atromitos Athens/GRE), Nader Ghandari (African Club), Yassin Meria (Hope), Bilel Ifa (Kuwait FC/KUW), Dylan Braun (Salernitana/ITA), Montaser Talbi (Lorient/FRA)
Centrocampistas (6): Elias Scherri (Colonia/GER), Ghaylen Chalali (Esperance), Aissa Ladouni (Ferencavros/HUN), Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane (Esperance), Ferjani Sassi (Al Duhail/QAT), Hannibal Mejbari (Birmingham/England) ) )
Atacantes (7): Youssef Maskani (Al Arabi SC/QAT), Cefedine Jaziri (Zamaleck/EGY), Naeem Sliti (Attifaq/KSA), Issam Jabali (Odens Boldklub/DEN), Taha Yassin Khenisi (Kuwait SC/KUW), Anees Ben Slimane (Brøndby/Den), Vahbi Khajri (Montpellier/FRA)