Tunisia coach Mundhir El-Kabir has called up 18 players, most of whom participated in the Arab Cup final this month, as part of a provisional list to participate in the African Nations Cup finals in Cameroon next month.
Tunisia, which won the continental title once in 2004, competed in Group F with Mali, Mauritania and Gambia.
Tunisia lost the Arab Cup final to Algeria in extra time in Qatar, in a strong experience for the Nations Cup, as it relied on a squad mostly of locals and professionals from Arab clubs.
Al Kabeer will announce the final squad on December 30.
The lineup was as follows:
Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha (Esperance), Ayman Dahman (Sfaxien), Al Bashir Ben Said (Al Ittihad Monastir), Ali Al Jamal (Etoile du Sahel).
Defenders: Mohamed Dragher (Nottingham Forest, England), Wajdi Keshreida (Salrentana, Italy), Hamza Mathlouthi (Zamalek, Egypt), Bilal Al-Ayfa (African), Muntasir Al-Talbi (Russia’s Rubin Kazan), Ali Maaloul (Al-Ahly of Egypt), Ali Al-Abedy (Caen France), Mohamed Amin Benhamida ( Esperance).
Midfielders: Issa Bilal Al-Aidouni (Voluntari Romania), Mohamed Ali Ben Ramadan, Ghilan Chaalali (Esperance), Hamza Rafi (Standard Liege, Belgium), Issam Jebali (Odense, Denmark).
Striker: Seif El-Din El-Jaziri (Zamalek, Egypt).