2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

2018 FIFA World Cup™ 

Tunisia, Costa Rica, Peru reveal provisional squads

  • ​Tunisia reveal 29-man provisional selection for Russia
  • Oscar Ramirez and Ricardo Gareca reveal Costa Rica and Peru preliminary squads
  • Final 23-man squad lists will be published by FIFA on 4 June

Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul has outlined his squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, naming a 29-man preliminary squad.

The most glaring omission is that of attacking talisman Youssef Msakni, who suffered a serious knee injury in April, with Rennes’ Wahbi Khazri the only player to have scored double figures for the national team in the selection.

They will face Portugal and Turkey prior to slimming their squad down to the final 23, before meeting Spain on 9 June in their final warm-up match.

All squads are provisional until the final list of 23 players is announced by FIFA, following their submission by participating teams, on 4 June.

Tunisia provisional squad

Goalkeepers: Mathlouthi Aymen (Al Batin, Saudi Arabia), Ben Cherifia Moez (ES Tunis), Ben Mustapha Farouk (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Moez Hassen (LB Chateauroux, France)

Defenders: Hamdi Nagguez (Zamalek, Egypt), Dylan Bronn (Gent, Belgium), Rami Bedoui (ES Setif), Yohan Ben Olouane (Leicester City, England), Siyam Ben Youssef (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Yessine Meriah (CS Sfaxien), Bilel Mohsni (Dundee United, Scotland), Khalil Chammam (ES Tunis), Oussama Haddai (Dijon, France), Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly, Egypt);

Midfielders: Elyess Skhiri (Montpellier, France), Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Al Ahly, Saudi Arabia), Ghaylene Chalali (ES Tunis), Karim Laaribi (Cesena, Italy), Ferjani Sassi (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia), Ahmed Khlil (Club Africain), Seifeddine Khaoui (Troyes, France), Mohamed Wael Arbi (Tours, France);

Forwards: Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al Ittifaq, Saudi Arabia), Anice Badri (ES Tunis), Bassem Srarfi (Nice, France), Ahmed Akaichi (Al Ittihad, Saudi Arabia), Wahbi Khazri (Rennes, France), Naim Sliti (Dijon, France), Sabeur Khlifa (Club Africain).

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Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez named a 23-man preliminary squad for Russia 2018 on Monday.

The central Americans’ list includes Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, plus several players plying their trade in Major League Soccer.

Costa Rica provisional squad

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (Real Madrid, Spain), Patrick Pemberton (Liga Deportiva Alajuelense), Leonel Moreira (Herediano);

Defenders: Cristian Gamboa (Celtic, Scotland), Ian Smith (Norrkoping, Sweden), Ronald Matarrita (New York City, USA), Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland, England), Oscar Duarte (Espanyol, Spain), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Bologna, Italy), Francisco Calvo (Minnesota United, USA), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps, Canada), Johnny Acosta (Aguilas Dorados, Colombia);

Midfielders: David Guzman (Portland Timbers, USA), Yeltsin Tejeda (Lausanne-Sport, Switzerland), Celso Borges (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain), Randall Azofeifa (Herediano), Rodney Wallace (New York City, USA), Bryan Ruiz (Sporting CP, Portugal), Daniel Colindres (Saprissa), Christian Bolanos (Saprissa);

Forwards: Johan Venegas (Saprissa), Joel Campbell (Real Betis, Spain), Marco Urena (LAFC, USA).

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Ahead of their first World Cup appearance in 36 years, Peru coach Ricardo Gareca has laid out his 24-man provisional squad.

Veteran forward Jefferson Farfan, currently on playing at Lokomotiv Moscow, looks set to continue to show his stuff on Russian soil, having moved 16 months ago. Gareca will be required to cut one further man from the list by 4 June.

Peru preliminary squad

Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese and Carlos Caceda (both Veracruz, Mexico), Jose Carvallo (Universidad Tecnica de Cajamarca);

Defenders: Luis Abram (Velez Sarsfield, Argentina), Luis Advíncula (BUAP, Mexico), Miguel Araujo (Alianza Lima), Aldo Corzo (Universitario de Deportes), Nilson Loyola (Melgar), Christian Ramos (Veracruz, Mexico), Alberto Rodríguez (Junior, Colombia), Anderson Santamaría (Puebla, Mexico), Miguel Trauco (Flamengo, Brazil);

Midfielders: Pedro Aquino (BUAP, Mexico), Wilder Cartagena (Veracruz, Mexico), Christian Cueva (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Edison Flores (AaB, Denmark), Paolo Hurtado (Vitoria de Guimaraes, Portugal), Sergio Pena (Granada, Spain), Andy Polo (Portland Timbers, USA), Renato Tapia (Feyenoord, Netherlands), Yoshimar Yotun (Orlando City, USA);

Forwards: Andre Carrillo (Watford, England), Raul Ruidiaz (Morelia, Mexico), Jefferson Farfan (Lokomotiv Moscow).

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