Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Rapid Reaction: Qatar 2-0 Palestine (Friendly)

Palestine Starting XI: Toufic Ali, Fares, Wadi, Mahdi, Abdullah; Obeid (C), Abujazar, Ismail, Ahmed Maher; Barakat, Attieh

Also participating: Al-Koori, Abed Kaebia, Fayex Asileh, Maen Jamal, Al-Battat

First Half Highlights 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Squad to face Qatar announced

Palestine held Qatar to a goalless draw last year.

The PFA surprisingly announced a friendly versus Qatar last week in what is a concerted attempt to get the national team ready for the AFC Challenge Cup in eleven months time. For the time being this seems to be an unofficial friendly, aimed at getting more exposure for domestic based players who will most likely make up the bulk of the Challenge Cup squad.

The match is set for April 17th in Doha but further details have yet to be revealed.

There has been a surprise call up for Maen Jamal, who last played for the national team in the first game of the Mousa Bezaz era. Earning his first senior team call-up is Mus'ab Al-Battat, who at 17, was the youngest member of the Olympic squad two years ago.

There have been some surprise omissions from the 20-man squad as well. Shabab Al-Khaleel duo Mohammed Shbair and Abdelhamid Abuhabib are not in the squad whilst the likes of Husam Abu Saleh, Eyad Abugharqud, Khaled Salem, Samer Hijazi, and Adham Abu Rwais withdrew citing various unspecified reasons.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Thoughts on Palestine 2:0 Malaysia (Friendly)

Palestine Starting XI: Toufic Ali; Husam Abu Saleh, Haytham Dheeb, Khaled Mahdi; Ahmed Salameh; Imad Zatara (C), Mahmoud Sheikhqasem, Murad Ismail, Moussa Abu Jazar; Khaled Salem, Eyad Abugharqud. 

Also Participating: Khader Yousef, Suleiman Obeid, Ashraf Nu'man, Fayez Aslieh, Adham Abu Rwais

Goals: Khaled Salem 40' Ashraf Nu'man 90