Monday, August 10, 2009
After reports surfaced that Palestine would be represented by a Jerusalem Select Team, the organizing committee has decided to revoke Palestine's invitation to participate in the tournament.
I completely support this decision, we should have taken this opportunity to play some internationals against some teams we match up evenly with (Lebanon, India, Kyrgyzstan) and Syria. Jibril Rajoub and tits-man Moussa Bezaz better get their heads out of their asses because we have one year to jump a good 30 places in the FIFA rankings and get ourselves out of the gutter (177th FIFA, 40th out of 46th AFC) rankings wise, because the AFC is keeping their ridiculous qualifying format and it could be two games and bye-bye Brazil 2014. But what would we the fans know? Let's just keep playing ceremonial games... don't even attempt to put together a best XI that includes our best players... because that really isn't the point of a national team.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
According to Goal.com. Palestine is set to replace Thailand at the 14th edition of the Nehru Cup after Thailand refused to send their A-team. The tournament will take place from August 18th to August 30th in New Delhi. The five other teams scheduled to participate are Syria, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, and hosts India.
Palestine have been placed in Group A and will face off against India on the 19th of August.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Fahed Attal scored the second goal of a 2-0 win to give Al-Jazeera third place in the Jordan Shield Cup. Attal finished with 3 goals in 6 games while his Wehdat counterpart, Ahmad Keshkesh, finished with 2 in two games.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Fadi Lafi has joined Al-Rifaa Sharqi of Bahrain on a one year deal. He departs Shabab Al-Ordon after a one-year stay with club. This is Lafi's second stint in the Bahraini League, he previously was with Al-Rifaa' in 2007 on a loan where he scored 7 goals in 8 games.