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2018 FIFA World Cup Tunisia squad guide, full fixtures, group and key players

Tunisia's plan for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, are being disrupted by injuries.

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Tunisia national team play Tunisia's plan for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, are being disrupted by injuries. (AFP)
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Tunisia are at the World Cup for the first time since 2006 and they will go to Russia seeking to win their first World Cup match in 40 years.

Injuries, however, are threatening to make that very difficult.

Captain: Aymen Mathlouthi

Manager: Nabil Maaloul

Nickname: The Eagles of Carthage

FIFA World Cup record: 5 appearances

Fixtures

Tunisia Vs England

Tunisia Vs Belgium

Tunisia Vs Panama

Key Men

1.  Wahbi Khazri

Tunisia will be hoping that Sunderland winger Wahbi Khazri can provide some punch in attack at the World Cup, after reviving his career this season on loan at Rennes.

The 27-year-old scored 11 goals this term back in France, after an ill-fated move from Bordeaux to northeast England in January 2016.

While his parent club was suffering a second straight relegation to drop into the English third tier, Khazri was helping Rennes finish fifth in Ligue 1 to qualify for European football for the first time since 2011/12.

Squad

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)

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