Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Preview: Palestine vs. Golan Heights

This was the first hit on Google Images for "Golan Heights Football Team"


What: Unofficial Friendly
Where: Hebron (Al-Khaleel), Palestine
When: 17/11/2010 1500 GMT
TV: Palestine TV (?)

So after the cancellations of Central African Republic and Gambia the FA was left scrambling to find a team to play on November 17. The FA believes that Israel played a role in CAR canceling the friendly, while Gambia was forced to cancel after half the players it called up were "unavilable". So to replace our not-so-illustrious African opponents the FA has set up a friendly with a team from the occupied Golan Heights. Very little is known about this team other than the fact that they aren't FIFA affiliated.

Palestine Squad:

GK: Mohammed Shbair (Shabab Al-Khaleel), Abdullah Saidawi (Hilal Al-Quds), Saed Abu Sleem (Balata)
DF: Majed Abusidu (Tadamon, Kuwait), Roberto Bishara (Palestino, Chile), Abdelatif Bahdari (Wehdat, Jordan), Ahmad Harbi, Khaled Mahdi ( both Al-Am'ary), Samer Hijazi (Jabal Al-Mokaber), Haitham Dheeb (Hilal Al-Quds)
MF: Mohammed Samara (Arab Contractors, Egypt), Imad Zatara (Syrianska, Sweden), Houssam Wadi (Jabal Al-Mokaber), Murad Said (Hilal Al-Quds), Khader Youssef (Wadi Al-Nes), Ayman El-Hendi (Shabab Al-Khaleel), Atef Abu Bilal (Dhahrieh), Jamal Alan (Jabal Al-Mokaber)
FW: Fahed Attal (Wehdat, Jordan), Mohammed Shatrit (JA Drancy, France), Ashraf Nu'man (Wadi Al-Nes), Eyad Abugharqud (Al-Am'ary), Murad Alyan (Hilal Al-Quds)