El Mizouni receives first senior Tunisia call-up

PUBLISHED: 14:11 24 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:27 24 May 2019

Idris El Mizouni skips past Hull's Todd Kane. Photo: Steve Waller

Idris El Mizouni skips past Hull's Todd Kane. Photo: Steve Waller

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Ipswich Town teenager Idris El Mizouni has been named in the senior Tunisia squad for the first time.

Idris El Mizouni in action at Preston. Photo: PagepixIdris El Mizouni in action at Preston. Photo: Pagepix

The 18-year-old creative midfielder, who was born in Paris but qualifies for Tunisia through his father, has previously won two caps for his country's Under-23 side.

Should he feature in the home friendly against Iraq on June 7 he would become the first player in the club's history to earn a cap for the 'Eagles of Carthage'.

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El Mizouni was signed as an academy scholar in 2017 after impressing during a series of trials, Town having scouted youth tournaments in France and created a link with a youth club in Paris.

He was a regular for Town's table-topping U23s in the season just gone. After being handed his first pro contract - until 2021 - last December, a senior debut (as a substitute in the 1-1 draw at Bristol City) followed in March.

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Further cameos came against Hull and Brentford, before he started the 4-0 defeat at Preston towards the end of the campaign.

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