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 
Streams/TV: https://mycujoo.tv/ch/273?id=2824

Previous Encounters: 
Palestine 1:1 Tajikistan (Friendly)

Full preview after the jump... 



Undermanned Palestine 


Fill-ins: Noureddine Oulid (L) & Tamer Salah

The big story for Palestine is the number of absences in the squad. Most prominently, manager Abdel Nasser Barakat had to travel back to Palestine unexpectedly to tend to a family emergency leaving managerial duties to his Algerian assistant Nourredine Oulid. 

Several big names will be missing on the pitch as well. Mahmoud Eid, Ahmad Awad, and Carlos Salom couldn't make the trip as all three had matches on the weekend and there was not enough time to travel and recuperate for the game. Jaka Ihbeisheh- perhaps the team's most consistent player- is also missing after being granted an excused absence. Matias Jadue and Haitham Dheeb will miss out through injury. 

The national team is still without its captain, Abdelatif Bahdari who is working his way back to fitness with his new club side Tale'a El-Geish in Egypt. Tamer Salah is expected to captain the side in his absence. 

Three Palestinians Abroad

Islam Batran (Wadi Degla/EGY), Yashir Pinto Islame (Melaka United/MAS), Jonathan Cantillana (Kuala Lumpur/MAS) are the only three player plying their trade abroad included in the final list of players. Batran is still awaiting his first senior cap and should receive it in Dushanbe after settling in well with Wadi Degla. 

Palestine Squad

Goalkeepers

Palestinian territories Toufic Ali
Club: Shabab Al-Khaleel
Age: 25 (08/11/1990)
Appearances: 27 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Palestinian territories Rami Hamadi
Club: Thaqafi Tulkarem 
Age: 22 (24/03/1994)
Appearances: None
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Defenders 

Palestinian territories Mohammed Abukhamis
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Center Back
Age: 24 (25/05/1991)
Appearances: 1 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Palestinian territories Alaa Abu Saleh
Club: Shabab Al-Khaleel
Position: Center Back/Right Back
Age: 29 (25/06/1987)
Appearances: 1 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Palestinian territories Muamen Agbaria
Club: Shabab Al-Khaleel
Position: Right Back
Age: 23 (24/08/1993)
Appearances: 1 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Palestinian territories Abdullah Jaber
Club: Ahli Al-Khaleel
Position:  Left Back
Age: 23 (17/02/1993)
Appearances: 23 (1)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Palestinian territories Alexis Norambuena 
Club: Shabab Al-Khaleel
Age: 32 (31/03/1984)
Position: Right Back
Appearances: 10 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Palestinian territories Fadi Salbees 
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Left Back
Age: 22 (01/05/1993)
Appearances: 1 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Palestinian territories Tamer Salah
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Centre Back
Age: 30 (03/04/1986)
Appearances: 10 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Palestinian territories Mohammed Saleh
Club: Ahli Al-Khaleel
Position: Centre Back
Age: ?
Appearances: 0 (0)
Last Call-up: None

Midfielders

Malaysia Jonathan Cantillana 
Club: Kuala Lumpur FA
Position: Midfielder
Age: 23 (26/05/1992)
Appearances: 7 (3)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Palestinian territories Mohammed Darwish 
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Defensive Midfielder
Age: 25 (02/06/1991)
Appearances: 7 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Palestinian territories Oday Kharoub
Club: Shabab Al-Khaleel
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Age: 23 (04/02/1993)
Appearances: 0 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Palestinian territories Tamer Seyam
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position:  Winger
Age: 23 (28/11/1992)
Appearances: 14 (3)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Palestinian territories Pablo Tamburini 
Club: Shabab Al-Khaleel
Position: Midfielder
Age: 26 (30/01/1990)
Appearances: 9 (1)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Palestinian territories Mohammed Yameen 
Club: Thaqafi Tulkarem
Position: Midfield
Age: 22 (19/09/1994)
Appearances: 1 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Forwards

Palestinian territories Ahmad Abu Nahyeh
Club: Shabab Al-Khaleel
Position: Striker
Age: 25 (07/07/1991)
Appearances: 5 (4)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Egypt Islam Batran
Club: Wadi Degla
Position: Forward
Age: 22 (01/10/1994)
Appearances: 0 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Tajikistan (Friendly, 06/09/2016)

Palestinian territories Sameh Mar'aba
Club: Thaqafi Tulkarem
Position: Forward
Age: 24 (18/03/1992)
Appearances: 9 (2)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)

Malaysia Yashir Pinto Islame
Club: Melaka United
Age: 25 (06/02/1991)
Postion: Forward
Appearances: 2 (2)
Last Call-up: v. Tajkistan (Friendly 06/09/2016)