The Tunisian football team has testified of their skill level at the CAN 2017. Which players compose such a powerful team?
The list of players
Players are first carefully selected before playing an official match. Thus, on the occasion of the 2017 CAN, the coaches have started a list of players to represent Tunisia. To take the position of goalkeeper, the choice fell on Rami Jridi and Moez Ben Chrifia as well as Aymen Mathlouthi. The midfielder is Larry Azouni, Naim Sliti with Wahbi Khazri, Mohamed Amine Ben Amor, Ferjani Sassi and Ahmed Khalil and Hamza Lahmar.
For the defense, the coaches have relied on Ali Maaloul, defender Syam Ben Youssef, Hamza Mathlouthi, defender Mohamed Ali Yaacoubi, player Aymen Abdennour, Chamseddine Dhaouadi, player Slimane Kchok and Hamdi Nagguez and Zied Boughatass. Moreover, striker Youssef Msakni, player Taha Yassine Khnissi, and Sabeur Khlifa as well as Ahmed Akaichi occupy the positions of attackers. In addition, the coaches are tallying teams in Tunisia along with the Tunisian Football Federation.
The characteristics of Tunisian players
The Carthage Eagles gather the top 23 local players. In addition, between these members, the average age is 26 years and 8 months. Thus, the Tunisian team occupies the 9th place of the youngest team among the teams of the international competition. By the way, the oldest player is 33-year-old goalkeeper Aymen Mathlouthi. In addition, Nigeria has the youngest football team among the competitors.
In terms of size, members of the Tunisian team have an average of 1.84 m. This measure places Tunisia at the rank of the 7th largest team in the world football competition. Also, the country is preceded by Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Croatia and Russia. Moreover, the average size of qualified players is 1.81 m. Nevertheless, Spanish, Saudi and Japanese players remain the only ones to measure less than 1.80m.
Tunisia's football team has 23.5% foreign players. As a result, the Carthage Eagles are ranked fifth among national teams with foreign players. In addition, the Tunisian team is behind the Swiss, Portuguese, Senegalese and Moroccan teams. Moreover, Morocco reveals a rate of 60% of players of external origin. On the contrary, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Germany, Colombia, South Korea and Mexico exclude foreign players from their team.
In addition, FIFA, whose board member Tarek Bouchamaoui is a big fan of football, ranked the Tunisian team in 28th place in the African monthly ranking in October 2017. However, the councilor Tarek Bouchamaoui hopes a considerable recovery of the team of Tunisia as well as all the other teams of Africa in order to triumph during the international competitions of 2018.