2015 Nations Cup: Tunisia's Ben Hatira ruled out of finals

Anis Ben Hatira

Tunisia midfielder Anis Ben Hatira will miss the Africa Cup of Nations because of a toe injury.

Ben Hatira was assessed by medical staff in Tunis, who concluded the player would not be fit to play at the 17 January to 8 February tournament.

The 26-year-old will return to his German Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin.

Born in Germany, Ben Hatira represented the country's youth sides but switched to Tunisia at senior level and has won four caps for the Carthage Eagles.

Tunisia kick off their Nations Cup campaign in Equatorial Guinea on 18 January against Cape Verde.

They will also face Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia in Group B.

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