Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Rapid Reaction: Jordan 4:1 Palestine

Palestine Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Saleh (C), Harbi, Deeb, Bahdari, Abujazr; Abu Rwais, Ismail, Khader Yousef, Samara, Ashraf Nu'man; Abuhabib

Substitutes: 32' Abu Rwais <-> Abu Saleh  // 46' Abuhabib <-> Amour // 59' Samara <-> Zidan // 72' Khader Yousef <-> Sheikhqasem // 80' Ashraf Nu'man <-> Maen Jamal // 81' Ramzi Saleh <-> Rami Hammadeh

Goals: Murad Ismail 49' // Full Highlights

Monday, August 5, 2013

FC Barcelona visits Palestine

Unspecified locations, so not to upset anyone.

What to make of FC Barcelona's brief stop in the Holy Land? No doubt many a football fan was overjoyed to see their sporting heroes in the flesh. 24,000 people did not hesitate in forking over $14 to watch Barcelona jog around and go through the lightest of training sessions and were later treated to a concert by Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Squad to face Jordan announced

Jamal Mahmoud has revealed a list of 27 players called up to face Jordan on August 6th in Amman. As expected many of Palestine's stars based in Europe and South America will not make the trip because the friendly does not fall on a FIFA date. That said, the squad does include four players plying their trade abroad: Ramzi Saleh (Smouha/EGY), Mohammed Samara (El-Dakhliyeh/EGY), Ismail Amour (Al-Muharraq/BHR), and Murad Isamail (Wehdat/JOR).

The friendly also sees first time call ups for Khader's Rami Musalmeh, Thaqafi Tulkarem duo Mu'ath Mustafa and Thaer Jabour, as well as Ittihad Khan Younes phenom Eid Akawi.

Making their returns to the national side after lengthy absences are Mohammed Samara and Ahmed Harbi.

The full squad list is as follows: