The Tunisian national team Roger Lemerre announced at a press conference in Tunis yesterday evening the list of 23 players who are to participate in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
They are as follows:
Goalkeepers: Ali Boumnijel (Club Africain), Hamdi Kasraoui (Esperance Tunis), Adel Nefzi (US Monastir)
Defenders: David Jemmali (Bordeaux, France), Hatem Trabelsi (Ajax, Holland), Mehdi Meriah (Etoile du Sahel), Anis Ayari (Samsunspor, Turkey), Alaeddine Yahya (Saint-Etienne, France), Radhi Jaidi (Bolton, England), Karim Hagui (Strasbourg, France), Karim Saidi (Lecce, Italy)
Midfielders: Jawhar Menari (Nuremberg, Germany), Adel Chedli (Nuremberg, Germany), Mehdi Nafti (Birmingham City, England), Sofiene Melliti (Gaziantespor, Turkey), Hamed Namouchi (Rangers, Scotland), Karim Zdiri (Rosenborg, Norway), Yassine Chikhaoui (Etoile du Sahel), Riadh Bouazizi (Kayserispor, Turkey), Issam Jomaa (Lens, France), Kais Ghodhbane (Diyarbakirspor, Turkey)
Forwards: Francileudo Santos (Toulouse, France), Ziad Jaziri (Troyes, France)
The Carthage Eagles are in Group H with Spain, Ukraine and Saudi Arabia, who face them in their opening match in Munich on June 14th.
I hope we’ll see a great performance by the boys in this World Cup and maybe a passage to the second round. Keeping my fingers crossed.