Monday, December 9, 2013

2014 WAFF Championship squad announced


Ahead of their trip to Dubai. Jamal Mahmoud has revealed a list of 26 players who will participate in the preparatory training camp.

Included in the squad are -- foreign based players including a first ever call-up for Allsvenskan top scorer Imad Khalili and Lebanon based duo Ibrahim Swidan (Tripoli) and Mohammed Qasim. Also making the trip are Daniel Kabir Mustafá (San Marcos/CHI), Murad Ismail (Wehdat/JOR), Eyad Abugharqud (Al-Baqaa/JOR) Ramzi Saleh (Smouha/EGY), and Imad Zatara (Åtvidaberg/SWE). Poland-based Alexis Norambuena was also called up but his release was refused by Jagiellonia Bialystok as the tournament does not fall on official FIFA dates.

Jamal Mahmoud decided to omit five out of the six Gaza-based players from the squad. This was due to Israeli restrictions preventing them from attending the internal training camp in the West Bank. The PFA has filed a formal complaint with FIFA as these acts fly in the face of FIFA's brokered agreement meant to ease the passage of players and goods between the borders.

Three players will be cut before the team flies to Doha. Below is the squad list in full:




Goalkeepers: 


Club: Smouha FC
Position: Goalkeeper
Age: 32 (08/08/1980)
Appearances: 76 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Malaysia (26/03/2013)

Palestinian territories Toufic Ali
Club: Tarji Wadi Al-Nes
Age: 22 (08/11/1990)
Appearances: 13 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Qatar (17/04/2013)

Palestinian territories Ghanem Mahajneh
Club: Shabab Al-Dharieh 
Age: 22 (20/04/1991)
Appearances: None
Last Call-up: None

Defenders:

Palestinian territories Mustafa Abu Kweik
Club: Al-Bireh
Position: Center Back
Age: 24 (b. 1989)
Appearances: 1 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Iraq (10/07/2009)

Palestinian territories Hussam Abu Saleh
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Right Back
Age: 30 (14/02/1983)
Appearances: 34 (3)
Last Call-up: v. Malaysia (26/03/2013)


Club: Shabab Al-Khaleel 
Age: 29 (20/02/1984)
Position: Center Back 
Appearances: 19 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Malaysia (26/03/2013)

Palestinian territories Mus'ab Al-Battat
Club: Shabab Al-Dhahrieh
Position: Right Back 
Age: 19 (b. 1994)
Appearances: 1 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Qatar (17/04/2013)


Palestinian territories Abdesallam Al-Swerki
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Center Back
Age: 29 (08/08/1984)
Appearances: 3 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Saudi Arabia (Arab Cup, 26/07/2012)

Palestinian territories Haitham Deeb
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Center Back
Age: 27 (03/12/1986)
Appearances: 12 (1)
Last Call-up: v. Qatar (17/04/2013)

Palestinian territories Raed Fares
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Left/Right Back
Age: 31 (06/12/1982)
Appearances: 19 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Qatar (17/04/2013)

Palestinian territories Samer Hijazi 
Club: Jabal Al-Mukaber
Position: Right Back
Age: 25 (06/12/1988)
Appearances: 11 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Philippines (CC, 19/03/2012)

Chile Daniel Kabir Mustafá
Club: San Marcos
Age: 29 (02/08/1984)
Position: Centre Back
Appearances: 3 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Malaysia (26/03/2013)

Palestinian territories Khaled Mahdi 
Club: Al-Am'ary
Position: Center Back
Age: 26 (01/02/1987)
Appearances: 24 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Qatar (17/04/2013)

Midfielders: 

Palestinian territories Mousa Abujazr
Club: Khader FC
Position: Central Midfielder
Age: 25 (28/08/1987)
Appearances: 22 (1)
Last Call-up: v. Malaysia (26/03/2013)


Club: Al-Am'ary 
Age: 29 (02/10/1984)
Position: Winger
Appearances: 39 (7)
Last Call-up: 2012 WAFF Championship 

Jordan Murad Ismail
Club: Wehdat
Position: Box-to-box Midfielder
Age: 30 (15/12/1982)
Appearances: 19 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Qatar (17/04/2013)

Palestinian territories Ahmed Maher 
Club: Shabab Al-Dhahrieh
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Age: 21 (22/07/1991)
Appearances: 1 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Qatar (17/04/2013)

Palestinian territories Mahmoud 'Al-Koori' Salah Sheikhqasem 
Club: Al-Am'ary
Position: Holding Mid
Age: 20 (22/04/1993)
Appearances: 6 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Qatar (17/04/2013)

Lebanon Mohammed Qasim 
Club: Al-Nejmeh
Position: Midfielder
Age: 25 (17/01/1987)
Appearances: None
Last Call-up: None

Palestinian territories Houssam Wadi 
Club: Ittihad Shajeaya (Gaza)
Position: Holding Midfielder
Age: 26 (25/08/1986)
Appearances: 24 (2)
Last Call-up: v. Qatar (17/04/2013)

Palestinian territories Khader Yousef
Club: Tarji Wadi Al-Nes
Position: Midfield
Age: 28 (06/10/1984)
Appearances: 42 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Malaysia (26/03/2013)

Sweden Imad Zatara
Club: Åtvidabergs FF
Position: Winger
Age: 28 (01/10/1984)
Appearances: 19 (2)
Last Call-up: v. Malaysia (26/03/2013)

Forwards: 

Jordan Eyad Abugharqud
Club: Al-Baqaa
Position: Striker
Age: 24 (22/07/1988)
Appearances: 14 (2)
Last Call-up: v. Malaysia (26/03/2013)

Sweden Imad Khalili 
Club: IFK Norrköping
Position: Forwared
Age: 26 (03/04/1987)
Appearances: None
Last Call-up: None

Palestinian territories Ashraf Nu'man 
Club: Tarji Wadi Al-Nes
Age: 26 (29/07/1986)
Position: Wide Forward
Appearances: 33 (8)
Last Call-up: v. Malaysia (26/03/2013)

Lebanon Ibrahim Swidan
Club: Tripoli SC
Position: Striker
Age: ?
Appearances: None
Last Call-up: None