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Baldivieso calls up reinforcements; sets final squad for Bahrain and Oman matches

Palestine's national football team departed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia last night and made the short flight over to neighboring Bahrain.

With the preparations heading into the final stages; new Palestine manager Julio Cesar Baldivieso took several critical decisions in relation to the squad.

Khaldoun Al-Halman, Husam Ziyadeh, Odai Kharoub, and Laith Kharoub departed camp unable to force their way into the squad.

Al-Halman's inability to crack the squad was a damming indictment of WBPL strikers who have struggled to make an impact at national team level since Murad Alyan fantastic showing in 2011.

In his place, Baldivieso has afforded an opportunity to one youngster. Shibab Qumbor, who was part of Palestine's Olympic team, will link up with the squad.

As expected, Haitham Dheeb will join up with the squad and is expected to continue his partnership alongside captain Abdelatif Bahdari in defence.

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