June 20, 2018 / 8:00 AM / 3 months ago

Soccer: Tunisia goalkeeper Hassen out of World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen’s World Cup is over after just 16 minutes of action due to an injured shoulder suffered in Monday’s 2-1 loss to England, team officials said.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Tunisia Training - Selyatino, Russia - June 13, 2018 Tunisia's Mouez Hassen during training REUTERS/Albert Gea

Hassen was forced off early in Volgograd and will not recover in time to continue in the tournament. He will instead return to his French second division club Chateauroux for further treatment.

The injury occurred when Hassen collided with England midfielder Jesse Lingard and he was replaced by Farouk Ben Mustapha, who conceded a last-minute Harry Kane goal as England won the Group G encounter.

French-born Hassen switched his international allegiance to Tunisia earlier this year and made his international debut in March. He had previously played for France at under-21 level.

Reporting by Mark Gleeson in Nizhny Novgorod; Editing by John O'Brien

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