Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Confirmed: Palestine to face Lebanon next month

Tamburrini in last year's friendly vs. Lebanon. 

According multiple sources and now confirmed by FIFA. Palestine will face off against neighbors Lebanon on Lebanese soil next month. Murmurs of a friendly match between the two West Asian sides started making the rounds last week and the match now appears on FIFA's website.

The two sides last met in August of last year and played out a stale goalless draw with Matias Jadue missing a chance to give Palestine a late win. That match saw the debuts of national team regulars Jonathan Cantillana and Amir Abu Nahya (9 goals between them since then). 

Palestine's record vs. Lebanon stands at 1-1-1 since readmission to FIFA in 1998. 

The exact location- last year's match was held in Sidon- and kickoff time have yet to be announced. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Rapid Reaction: Tajikistan 3:3 Palestine (International Friendly)

Jonathan Cantillana equalizes for Palestine from the spot
Palestine Starting XI (4-4-2): Toufic Ali; Mohammed Saleh, Tamer Salah (C), Alaa Abu Saleh, Abdullah Jaber; Tamer Seyam, Mohammed Darweesh, Alexis Norambuena, Jonathan Cantillana; Yashir Pinto Islame, Ahmad Abu Nahyeh. 

Substitutions: Pinto Islame <-> Sameh Mar'aba 55' // Abu Nahya 79' <-> Islam Batran // Cantillana <-> Fadi Salbees 87' // Saleh <-> Eghbarieh 90'

Cautions: Yashir Pinto Islame, Sameh Mar'aba, Jonathan Cantillana, Mohammed Darweesh

Goals:  Jonathan Cantillana (p.) 52' Tamer Seyam 57' Ahmad Abu Nahya 68'

Highlights and more after the jump...

Preview: Palestine takes on Tajikstan in Dushanbe

Game Information

What: International FIFA Friendly 
When: October 5th, 2016
Where: Central Republican Stadium; Dushanbe, Tajikistan    
Kickoff: 18:00 Local; 1500 GMT 

Previous Encounters: 
Palestine 1:1 Tajikistan (Friendly)

Full preview after the jump...