Preview: Palestine vs. Catholic Priests


This is a meaningless game that will be taking place on Tuesday. I wasn't planning on giving it much attention but here's a brief preview of what we can expect:

[UPDATE] Game finished 9:1 in favor of Palestine, all the goals were scored in the second half. More to follow...

When: October 26, 2010 1500 GMT
Where: Faisal Al-Husseini Memorial Stadium, Al-Ram
TV: Palestine TV (unconfirmed)

Palestine Squad:

GK: Fahed Al-Fakhuri (Thaqafi Tulkarem), Mohammed Shbair (Shabab Al-Khaleel), Abduallah Saidawi (Hilal Al-Quds)

DF: Haitham Dheeb (Hilal Al-Quds), Ahmed Harbi (Al-Am'ary), Khaled Mahdi (Hilal Al-Quds), Samer Hijazi (Jabal Al-Mokaber), Hussam Abu Saleh (Hilal Al-Quds)

MF: Khader Yousef (Wadi Al-Nes), Husam Wadi (Jabal Al-Mokaber), Ayman Alhendi (Shabab Al-Khaleel), Ma'ly Kawre (Al-Am'ary), Ismail Amour (Jabal Al-Mokaber), Hisham Al-Salahi (Hilal Al-Quds), Atef Abu Bilal (Dhahireh), Shadi Alan (Jabal Al-Mokaber)

FW: Ashraf Nu'man (Wadi Al-Nes), Eyad Abugharqud (Al-Am'ary), Murad Alyan (Hilal Al-Quds) , Jamal Allan (Jabal Al-Mokaber), Mohammed Nael (Balata)

The opposition will be made up of 22 Italians who are full time Catholic Priests. The ages of the players range from 21 to 38. This match will mark the debut of Eyad Abugharqud who has impressed with Al-Am'ary scoring 5 goals in 6 games and also scoring against Jordan with the Olympic Team. Murad Alyan who Bezaz said he would not call up due to his age (he's 35) also gets his first call-up he leads the league with 7 goals.