Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Match Preview: Palestine vs. Tanzania

What: International Friendly
When: 09/02/2011
Time: 20:00 GMT
Where: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
TV/Stream: Search here, here, and here

*Unfortunately, the website we use to get many of our streams has been taken down by the US government for copyright violations. So if you have any suggestions or sources, let us know. I would think that this game would be available on Palestine's Satellite Channel but we cannot confirm this at this hour. If you have any information, please let us know with a comment.

Recent Form & Squad List:

W Golan Heights 6-0
D Dynamo Moscow 1-1
L Iraq 0-3
L Yemen 1-3
D Mauritania 0-0

Palestine's squad features six players based abroad.

Recent Form & Squad List:

D Uganda 0-0
L Egypt 1-5
D Burundi 1-1
D Uganda 1-1
L Sudan 0-2

Tanzania's squad is bereft of the internationally based players that powered them to a 1-1 draw against Algeria in African Nations Cup qualifying.

Prediction: Mousa Bezaz has brought in some players in from the cold for this international friendly. Most notably, Omar Jarun who hasn't played for the national team in three and a half years and Faisaly's wingback Shareef Adnan. Unfortunately, due to Israel interference, Bezaz has chosen to leave the Gazan players at home due to the Football Association's inability to secure two sets of exit visas within one month. There also has been no call-up for Imad Zatara (rumored to have chosen to stay in Sweden with his young family), Roberto Bishara, and Majed Abusidu. Similarly, Jan Poulsen will not have any of his players that ply their trade in MLS and Europe.
I'll stick my neck out and say Palestine finally break their duck. Mousa Bezaz is in a confident mood, Fahed Attal is in fine form, the defence anchored by Bahdari and Jarun should be able to take care of things at the back, and there are many fringe players who will want to make a statement. 1-0 Palestine.

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