Pan-Arab Squad Announced
As previously reported on our twitter account.
Jamal Mahmoud has called up 21 players to take part in the football tournament of the 2011 Pan-Arab Games. The list includes two players who ply their trade abroad: Goalkeeper Ramzi Saleh (Smouha FC/EGY), who will captain the squad and Syrianska (SWE) midfielder Imad Zatara who could receive his eighth cap after a five year layoff (Zatara did play against Dynamo Moscow in 2010).
Notable absences include Murad Alyan who has declined a call-up due to work commitments. Ahmed Keshkesh and Fahed Attal are also excluded presumably due to a lack of goal scoring form with their clubs.
Palestine are grouped with Jordan, Libya, and Sudan in their group- group winners as well as the best of the three runner-ups advance to the semifinals of the tournament. Ramzi Saleh will break Saeb Jendeya's cap record (70) if Palestine reach the final and he plays in all five games.
Ramzi Saleh (Smouha FC/EGY)
Mohammed Shbair (Shabab Al-Khaleel)
Toufic Ali (Wadi Al-Nes)
Ahmed Harbi (Al-Am'ary)
Hussam Abu Saleh (Hilal Al-Quds)
Haitham Dheeb (Hilal Al-Quds)
Raed Fares (Hilal Al-Quds)
Mohammed Al-Masri (Shabab Al-Dhahrieh)
Nadim Barghouthi (Shabab Al-Khaleel)
Imad Zatra (Syrianska/SWE)
Ismail Amour (Al-Am'ary)
Ma'ly Kawre' (Al-Am'ary)
Suleiman Obeid (Al-Am'ary)
Murad Ismail (Hilal Al-Quds)
Ali El-Khatib (Hilal Al-Quds)
Atef Abu Bilal (Shabab Al-Dhahrieh)
Ashraf Nu'man (Wadi Al-Nes)
Khader Yousef (Wadi Al-Nes)
Khaled Salem (Shabab Al-Dhahrieh)
Eyad Abugharqud (Shabab Al-Khaleel)