Tunisia will compete in the FIFA World Cup in 2022 for the second time, and they will be eager to outperform their 2018 results.
The 26 players chosen by manager Jalel Kadri to represent Tunisia at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have been announced.
They must learn how to defend improving their chances of winning the Qatar World Cup in 2022. After edging out a tenacious Equatorial Guinea in the second round of qualifying, Tunisia defeated Mali in a two-leg play-off 1-0 overall thanks to an own goal.
In addition to their tenacious defense, this group has a wealth of expertise. Youssef Msakni, Ali Maaloul, Wahbi Khazri (who was formerly with Sunderland), and Naim Sliti have all participated in numerous vital competitions. In times of difficulty, maintaining a sense of calm is essential.
Tunisia Squad, Captain, and Coach
- Goalkeepers: Aymen Dahmen, Bechir Said, Mouez Hassan, Balbouli
- Defenders: Bilel Ifa, Wajdi Kechrida, Montessori Talbi, Ali Abdi, Nader Ghandri, Dylon Bronn, Yassine Meriah, Ali Maaloul, Mohamed Drager
- Midfielders: Ferjani Sassi, Hannibal Mejbri, Ellyes Skhiri, Ghailene Chaalali, Anis Ben Slimane, Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane, Aissa Laidouni
- Forwards: Youssef Maskni, Wahbi Khazri, Taha Khenissi, Saifeddine Jaziri, Issam Jebali, Naim Sliti
- Captain: Youssef Maskni
- Coach: Jalel Kadri
Tunisia Star Players
1. Wahbi Khazri
Given that Wahbi Khazri is their standout player in a squad that consists primarily of players based in Egypt, the Arab Gulf, and at lowly European clubs, Tunisia will look to him to lead them through the World Cup 2022 group stage.
After making his debut in 2013, the French-born forward, who can also play as an attacking midfielder, is second on Tunisia’s all-time scoring list with 24 goals in 71 international matches.
Although he spent most of his career at underappreciated clubs in France, Khazri, 31, is the most well-known Tunisian player in Europe.
Khazri believes that Tunisia can spring a surprise and advance to the second round for the first time despite being drawn in Group D with holders France, Denmark, and Australia. Khazri returned to play in September after missing the international matches in June due to an injury.
2. Youssef Msakni
In 85 matches for Tunisia, the forward has scored 17 goals. His first World Cup will be in Qatar in 2022 after missing Russia in 2018 due to a severe ankle injury. Fans worried he might miss the big event for the second time in a row after suffering another injury while on club duty prior to the national team training camp in September, which illustrates how much they are depending on him for Qatar 2022.
Msakni, who was first noticed by former Carthage Eagles coach Faouzi Benzarti with his dribbling and shooting 12 years ago when he was only 19 years old, is now back at Qatari club Al Duhail after a very brief stint in Europe. He remains an essential member of the Tunisia setup.
Msakni is an incredibly versatile player who can operate as an attacking midfielder, left-wing, center forward, and left-wingback.
Denmark World Cup 2022 Possible Lineup
- Goalkeepers: Aymen Dahmen
- Defenders: Montessori Talbi, Dylon Bronn, Mohamed Drager, Yassine Meriah
- Midfielders: Ghailene Chaalali, Aissa Laidouni, Ellyes Skhiri
- Forward: Youssef Maskni, Wahbi Khazri, Anis Ben Slimane
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