Tunisia Include Four Goalkeepers To Qatar World Cup

Tunisia coach Jalel Kadri has included four goalkeepers on a 26-man squad to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

With other teams calling only three goalkeepers, the decision has reportedly left a couple of Tunisian fans puzzled.

The goalkeepers are Aymen Dahmen (Club Sportif Sfaxien), Mouez Hassan (Club Africain), Bechir Ben Said (US Monastir) and Aymen Mathlouthi (Etoile du Sahel).

Aymen Mathlouthi, 38, was last summoned to Tunisia National team in 2019!

The Eagles of Carthage are in Group D alongside defending champions France, Denmark and Australia.

Manchester United youngster Hannibal Mejbri ( loan at Birmingham City), has been included in the squad.

Captain Youssef Msakni and Wahbi Khazri are the key players in an experienced squad.

Tunisia beat Mali 1-0 on aggregate in a play-off tie to qualify for the Qatar World Cup.

They will be making their sixth appearance at the World Cup after previous appearances in 1978, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2018, but have never gone past the groups.

They have played 15 games at the World Cup, winning two, drawing four and lost 9.

Tunisia World Cup squad
Goalkeepers: Aymen Dahmen (Club Sportif Sfaxien), Mouez Hassan (Club Africain), Bechir Ben Said (US Monastir), Aymen Mathlouthi (Etoile du Sahel).

Defenders: Ali Abdi (Caen), Mohamed Drager (FC Luzern), Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly), Wajdi Kechrida (Atromitos), Nader Ghandri (Club Africain), Yassine Meriah (Esperance), Bilel Ifa (Kuwait FC), Dylan Bronn (Salernitana), Montassar Talbi (Lorient).

Midfielders: Ellyes Skhiri (FC Cologne), Ghaylen Chaalali (Esperance), Aissa Laidouni (Ferencvaros), Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane (Esperance), Ferjani Sassi (Al-Duhail), Hannibal Mejbri (Birmingham City).

Forwards: Youssef Msakni (Al Arabi SC), Seifeddine Jaziri (Zamalek), Naim Sliti (Ettifaq), Issam Jebali (Odense), Taha Yassine Khenissi (Kuwait SC), Anis Ben Slimane (Brondby), Wahbi Khazri (Montpellier).

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