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Tunisia's Benalouane called up for Iran, Costa Rica friendlies

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Tunisian football Maaloul has summoned defender Benalouane for his national team's pre-friendlies against and Costa Rica, to take place in late March.

The City defender was put on the 28-player national team list for the friendlies against on March 23 in and against on March 27 in France, reports

Benalouane, born in France, has decided to answer the call of the Tunisian coach, unlike other players with the same status such as forward and

The 30-year-old defender was an Under-21 international with and had already refused to play with the Tunisian national team in 2010, but he is now in the final stretch of his career and does not want to miss the chance to appear in

Although Benalouane has not yet made his debut in the (EPL) with this season, he was a starter in several matches.

is to compete in Group D along with Belgium, England and



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 14:08 IST