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Wahbi Khazri opts for Tunisia



French-born SC Bastia attacking midfielder Wahbi Khazri has made a nationality switch for Tunisia after having represented France in the junior category.

Tunisia coach Sami Trabelsi announced on Thursday the 21-year-old player had become a member of the Eagles of Carthage and would likely be part of his squad for January’s Africa Cup of Nations.

A week after another French-born of Tunisian descent Wissam Ben Yedder of French Ligue 1 side Toulouse refused to switch allegiance in favour Tunisia, officials in Algiers say Khazri’s decision is a relief and will bring fresh blood to the outfit.

Tunisia will open their campaign against fellow North Africans Algeria on January 22 in Rustenburg before facing other Group D members Ivory Coast and Togo.



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