Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Confirmed: Palestine to face Lebanon next month

Tamburrini in last year's friendly vs. Lebanon. 

According multiple sources and now confirmed by FIFA. Palestine will face off against neighbors Lebanon on Lebanese soil next month. Murmurs of a friendly match between the two West Asian sides started making the rounds last week and the match now appears on FIFA's website.

The two sides last met in August of last year and played out a stale goalless draw with Matias Jadue missing a chance to give Palestine a late win. That match saw the debuts of national team regulars Jonathan Cantillana and Amir Abu Nahya (9 goals between them since then). 

Palestine's record vs. Lebanon stands at 1-1-1 since readmission to FIFA in 1998. 

The exact location- last year's match was held in Sidon- and kickoff time have yet to be announced. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Rapid Reaction: Tajikistan 3:3 Palestine (International Friendly)

Jonathan Cantillana equalizes for Palestine from the spot
Palestine Starting XI (4-4-2): Toufic Ali; Mohammed Saleh, Tamer Salah (C), Alaa Abu Saleh, Abdullah Jaber; Tamer Seyam, Mohammed Darweesh, Alexis Norambuena, Jonathan Cantillana; Yashir Pinto Islame, Ahmad Abu Nahyeh. 

Substitutions: Pinto Islame <-> Sameh Mar'aba 55' // Abu Nahya 79' <-> Islam Batran // Cantillana <-> Fadi Salbees 87' // Saleh <-> Eghbarieh 90'

Cautions: Yashir Pinto Islame, Sameh Mar'aba, Jonathan Cantillana, Mohammed Darweesh

Goals:  Jonathan Cantillana (p.) 52' Tamer Seyam 57' Ahmad Abu Nahya 68'

Highlights and more after the jump...

Preview: Palestine takes on Tajikstan in Dushanbe

Game Information

What: International FIFA Friendly 
When: October 5th, 2016
Where: Central Republican Stadium; Dushanbe, Tajikistan    
Kickoff: 18:00 Local; 1500 GMT 

Previous Encounters: 
Palestine 1:1 Tajikistan (Friendly)

Full preview after the jump... 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Rapid Reaction: Palestine 1:1 Tajikistan (International Friendly)

Palestine Starting XI (4-4-2): Toufic Ali; Ihbeisheh, Salah, Dheeb, Jaber; Mar'aba, Tamburrini, Darweesh, Cantillana; Salom, Pinto Islame. 


Dheeb <-> <-> Abu Saleh 46' // Mar'aba <-> Seyam 70' // Tamburrini <-> Yameen 75' // Jaber <-> Gharbieh 80' // Pinto Islame <-> Abu Nahya 86' 

Goals: Carlos Salom (p.) 48'

Cautions: Mohammed Darweesh 50'

Highlights and More after the jump...

Monday, September 5, 2016

Preview: Palestine vs. Tajikistan (International Friendly)

Game Information

What: International FIFA Friendly 
When: September 6th, 2016
Where: Dora International Stadium; Dora, Palestine   
Kickoff: 18:00 Local; 1500 GMT 
Streams/TV: game available on Palestine TV/Palestine Sport.

Previous Encounters: None. 

Full preview after the jump... 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Palestinians Abroad: Islam Batran joins Wadi Degla

Yesterday witnessed one of the surprises of the transfer window. Islam Batran, a highly rated winger who has yet to earn his first international cap, signed with Wadi Degla of the Egyptian Premier League.

At 21, Batran will be given an opportunity to learn from veteran players such as Essam El-Hadary and will also be on show to Degla's sister clubs: Lierse and Arsenal.

He becomes the third Palestinians in the Egyptian Premier League alongside former national team captain El-Masry's Ramzi Saleh and current national team captain Abdelatif Bahdari of Talaea El-Geish.

Details of the contract are not immediately known but the former Ahli Al-Khaleel star wasted no time in asserting his credentials- scoring the opening goal on his unofficial debut; a 7-1 rout of Al-Nuba Club