France coach Alain Gereis has announced his 23-man final squad for the 2019 African Nations Cup in Egypt, which saw Youssef Al-Masakani's return after a long absence due to injury and the exclusion of Ali Maaloul at the last minute.
My hometown, nicknamed "Mangosteen," is back in Belgium's Uybne of Qatar's Al-Dahil club after losing the 2018 World Cup because of a cruciate ligament cut.
Gires said in a statement he did not want to set limits on African ambitions in the African Cup, saying reaching the semifinals was "a clear desire and goal, but why set limits?"
Giris dismissed Ali Maaloul (Al-Ahly) for no reason, replacing him with Karim Al-Awadi and decided to accompany goalkeeper Ayman Dahman (Sfaxien) to Egypt off the list "to benefit from participation in the continental championship, especially for his seriousness and discipline "Exercises and what awaits you for a bright future in your career," according to a statement released one night on the website of the Tunisian Union.
Tunisia faced Iraq in the preparations for the CAF Africa Cup, won two goals last Friday and also scored a win against the Croatian side with two goals on goal.
The Carthage Eagles, crowned with the continental title in 2004, will play Egypt in the Group E match between June 21 and July 19, which also includes Mali, Mauritania and Angola.
The following is the composition:
Goalkeeper: Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al-Shabab), Moez Ben Sherifia (Hope), Moez Hassan (Nice)
Defenders: Naseem Henaid (Sfaxien), Yaseen Meriah (Olympiakos of Greece), Dylan Braun (Lagnoise of Belgium), Mohammed Drager (Bayern Leverkusen), Youssef El Masaky (Uybene of Belgium), Elias Al-Sukhairi Montpellier), Gailan Shaalali (Hope), Rami El-Badawi Naim Saliti (Dijon)
The attack: Bassam Sarrafi (Nice, France), Anis Al-Badri, Yasin Al-Khneisi (Hope), Wahbi Al-Khazri (St Stephen), Firas Shawat (Sfaxien).