Hannibal called into Tunisia international squad and could take on Brazil
Hannibal Mejbri has been named in the Tunisia squad for the upcoming international matches.
The Manchester United youngster will be hoping to strengthen his claim for a place in Tunisia’s World Cup squad.
Hannibal has more international caps than he does Manchester United appearances, with 16 for his country so far.
He has three competitive first team showings for Manchester United to his name. The teenager recently left United on loan to sign with Birmingham City for the season.
So far he has only made substitute appearances for Birmingham, and will be aiming for a start in their Championship match with West Bromwich Albion tonight.
Hannibal called into Tunisia squad
Tunisia are set to play two international friendly fixtures over the forthcoming break.
They are two very different matches, one against African minnows Comoros, ranked 127th in the world, and the second against World Cup favourites Brazil.
The second encounter against Brazil is a game the 19-year-old will be particularly keen to impress in, potentially facing three of his Manchester United teammates.
Casemiro, Fred and Antony could all be involved for Brazil, and getting the chance to play against such a high quality team could do a lot for Hannibal.
He is not part of Tunisia’s starting XI although he is a squad regular. These friendlies could be a great chance for him to audition ahead of the World Cup.
With such little club football played, he would have been a little nervous regarding his place in these friendly squads, a spot is never guaranteed. Hannibal now has to kick on, during his loan spell, and in any international chances he gets.