Tunisia snap up three ex-France youth stars

Tunisia snap up three ex-France youth stars
Keita Balde (R) of AS Monaco and Ellyes Skhiri (L) of Montpellier HSC

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday May 13, 2018. 11:00

The Tunisia Football Federation (FTF) has announced that FIFA has cleared three former France youth internationals to play for the Carthage Eagles.

Seifeddine Khaoui, Ellyes Skhiri and Mouez Hassen are the three players, who can now play for the North African country.

The three players will be hoping to make Tunisia’s final 23-man squad for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup finals which be hosted by Russia between June and July.

The FTF announced on their website.

"After confirming the eligibility of all three players, Fifa has now cleared them to play for the Carthage Eagles," a statement read.

Tunisia are returning to the global tournament after a 12-year absence and they will open their campaign against England on 18 June.

Their last two Group G matches will be against Belgium and Panama.

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