Preview: Palestine vs. Yemen


What: WAFF Group C Match
When: September 27th, 19:00 GMT+2
Where: King Abdullah II Stadium, Amman, Jordan
TV: Al Jazeera Sport 2 [CORRECTION]

Iraq edged Yemen out in a 2-1 thriller to kick off the games in Group C on Saturday. While the result was expected the manner in which was achieved was very surprising. Yemen put the Iraqi defence under a lot of pressure early on and they were rewarded with a goal by talisman Ali Al-Nono. Iraq managed to claw their way back with a feisty but less than convincing performance (First and Second Half Highlights). In many ways, this is the first time Palestine participates in a WAFF Championship not as rank outsiders. That said, Yemen is not to be underestimated they have a forward that is scoring for fun at the moment and shutting him down will be the key to winning this match. For Palestine, the big names need to be at their best Abdelatif Bahdari, Majed Abusidu, and GK Ramzi Saleh will need to organize and defend against the rapid Yemeni attack. Whilst in attack, Al-Amour, Keshkesh, and Attal need to keep possession and test Yemen's vulnerable defence.

Probable Starting XI (4-5-1): Saleh (C), Majed Abusidu, Abdelatif Bahdari, Hatem Karim, Ahmed Harbi; Ismail Al-Amour, Husam Wadi, Suleiman Obeid, Mohammed Jamal, Ahmed Keshkesh; Fahed Attal

Prediction: Palestine 1 Yemen 0

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