27 Players in squad to face Saudi Arabia & Vietnam

Surprise Call-up: Eid (c) will be looked for for goals.

Ahmad El-Hassan has called up 28 players, nine of whom ply their trade abroad, for next month’s upcoming friendlies versus Saudi Arabia and Vietnam.

Abdelatif Bahdari, Ashraf Nu’man, and Ramzi Saleh will join WBPL-based players for an internal training camp. The squad will then travel to Saudi Arabia on November 2nd where they will meet up with the rest of the foreign contingent. 
Palestine are set to face Saudi Arabia and Vietnam on November 6th and 9th, respectively. An additional friendly vs. Thailand was cancelled due to the PFA’s refusal to travel to Thailand. 
Three new players are set to debut with the national team all of whom play abroad. Mahmoud Eid and Imad Khalili are set to bolster Palestine’s attack. 
Khalili’s debut has been anticipated ever since his loan stint at Al-Shabab in the the Saudi Pro League. Mahmoud Eid, on the other hand, came out of nowhere- the 21-year old currently suits up for Nyköping BIS in the Swedish third tier. His recent form has been excellent with three goals to his name in his last five games. 
Daniel Kabir Mustafá was called-up for this series of friendlies but declined for uncited reasons. Other notable absences include Adham Abu Rwais and Hilal Musa. While Tamer Salah continues to be preferred over the likes of the more established Khaled Mahdi. 
After a lengthy spell on the sidelines it has been confirmed that Imad Zatara will indeed miss the Asian Cup. Palestine’s leading scorer Fahed Attal seems also destined to miss the tournament with his form at Shabab Al-Khaleel failing to convince the coaching staff. 
Also on the injury front, Alexis Norambuena made his return to the pitch for GKS Belchatow this week and should get a run out. Javier Cohene, might be a late scratch having picked up an injury in training with his club side Borac Cacak. 
Full Squad After the Jump… 


Club: None
Position: Goalkeeper
Age: 34 (08/08/1980)
Appearances: 105 (0)
Palestinian territories Toufic Ali
Club: Tarji Wadi Al-Nes
Age: 24 (08/11/1990)
Appearances: 14 (0)

Palestinian territories Rami Hamadeh
Club: Khader FC
Age: 20 (24/03/1994)
Appearances: None


Palestinian territories Mus’ab Al-Battat
Club: Shabab Al-Dhahrieh
Position: Central Midfielder
Age: 21 (12/11/1993)
Appearances: 3 (0)

Club: Wehdat 
Age: 30 (20/02/1984)
Position: Center Back 
Appearances: 29 (1)

Club: Borac Cacak
Age: 27 (03/05/1987)
Position: Center Back
Appearances: 1 (1)
Palestinian territories Haitham Dheeb
Club: Jabal Al-Mukaber
Position: Center Back
Age: 28 (03/12/1986)
Appearances: 17 (1)
Club: Ottawa Fury FC
Age: 30 (10/12/1983)
Position: Center Back
Appearances: 14 (0)
Palestinian territories Raed Fares
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Left/Right Back
Age: 32 (06/12/1982)
Appearances: 27 (0)

Palestinian territories Ahmed Harbi 
Club: None
Position: Right Back
Age: 26 (16/07/1986)
Appearances: 20 (1)

Palestinian territories Abdullah Jaber
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position:  Left Back
Age: 21 (17/02/1993)
Appearances: 8 (0)

Poland Alexis Norambuena 
Club: GKS Belchatów
Age: 30 (31/03/1984)
Position: Left Back
Appearances: 7 (0)

Palestinian territories Tamer Salah
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Centre Back
Age: 28 (03/04/1986)
Appearances: 0 (0)

Palestinian territories Abdelhamid Abuhabib
Club: Balata
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Age: 25 (08/06/1989)
Appearances: 25 (6)

Palestinian territories Mousa Abujazr
Club: Khader FC
Position: Central Midfielder
Age: 27 (28/08/1987)
Appearances: 29 (1)

Palestinian territories Hussam Abu Saleh
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Right Back
Age: 31 (14/02/1983)
Appearances: 44 (3)

Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Age: 30 (02/10/1984)
Position: Winger
Appearances: 39 (7)
Palestinian territories Murad Ismail
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Box-to-box Midfielder
Age: 32 (15/12/1982)
Appearances: 27 (1)

Palestinian territories Ahmed Maher 
Club: Shabab Al-Dhahrieh
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Age: 23 (22/07/1991)
Appearances: 10 (5)

Palestinian territories Mahmoud ‘Al-Koori’ Sheikhqasem  
Club: Al-Am’ary
Position: Holding Mid
Age: 21 (22/04/1993)
Appearances: 6 (0)

Palestinian territories Hesham Salhe
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Holding Midfielder
Age: 27 (08/11/1987)
Appearances: 9 (0)

Palestinian territories Tamer Seyam
Club: Shabab Al-Khaleel
Position:  Midfielder
Age: ?
Appearances: 4 (0)

 Palestinian territories Khader Yousef
Club: Tarji Wadi Al-Nes
Position: Midfield
Age: 30 (06/10/1984)
Appearances: 47 (1)


Sweden Mahmoud Eid
Club: Nyköpings BIS
Position: Forward
Age: 21 (06/23/1993)
Appearances: 0 (0)

China Imad Khalili
Club: Shanghai East Asia
Position: Forward/Winger
Age: 27 (04/03/1987)
Appearances: 0 (0)

Saudi Arabia Ashraf Nu’man 
Club: Al-Faisaly
Age: 28 (29/07/1986)
Position: Wide Forward
Appearances: 40 (13)
Club: Shabab Al-Dhahrieh
Position: Striker
Age: 25 (17/11/1989)
Appearances: 12 (0)

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