Palestine thrash Comoros, book FIFA Arab Cup place

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Thursday night saw Palestine come from behind a against Comoros to score five goals unanswered and book a place in the FIFA Arab Cup. This 16 team competition will serve as a preparatory warm up for Qatar who will host the World Cup in the same stadia 12 months after hosting the Arab World’s best sides.

For those of you that missed the game you can watch it, in its entirety, here. Shortened highlights are here. Full match highlights below:

This win capped off a great month for Palestine and their interim manager Makram Dabboub. The post match celebrations showcased the relief of the squad that had been plunged into a tumultuous three year period with the PFA refusing to fire a clearly out of his depth Noureddine Ould Ali. Here were the scenes in the dressing room following the match:

The fans in the stands also had a great time and in a touching moment, fans of Comoros also joined in with Palestine’s chants of support for Jerusalem:

Palestine’s victory also set more than one milestone. The team are the most prolific scorers of the preliminary round. Attacking duo Tamer Seyam and Oday Dabbagh are also the top scorer and top assist creator of the round, respectively.

Below is a synopsis of other milestones Palestine reached by recording their third successive win in emphatic fashion: