According to the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF), striker and captain of the Tunisian national team Youssef Msakni did not suffer any injury to the level of the cruciate ligaments in his knee when he suffered the injury on Tuesday while playing with his club in the Qatar championship. Msakni suffered the injury while playing with his club in the Qatar championship. According to a press release issued by the FTF, Msakni went in for medical testing on Wednesday at a private clinic in Tunis, and the results demonstrated “the lack of any lesion to the cruciate ligaments.”
After missing the World Cup in 2018 due to a knee injury, Tunisian fans were understandably concerned about the presence of the captain of the Carthage Eagles at the World Cup in Qatar (November 20-December 18). This announcement should reassure those fans’ concerns and put their minds at ease. The FTF did not specify whether or not Msakni would remain in the group called up to face Comoros on September 22 and Brazil on September 27 in Paris during preparatory matches for the World Cup in Qatar, where Tunisia will play in Group D alongside France, Australia, and Peru. Msakni was called up to face Comoros on September 22 and Brazil on September 27. Msakni, who is 31 years old and plays for the Al-Arabi club in the Qatar division, has scored 17 goals in 84 total appearances.