The Palestinian national anthem was played Thursday evening before the start of the match Palestine and Lebanon In the joint Asian qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup and the 2027 Asian Cup.
Khalid Bin Mohammed Stadium in Al Shabqa, in the UAE, will host the Palestine-Lebanon match in the first round of Asian qualifiers for the World Cup finals.
The draw placed the Palestine team in the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup in Group Nine, along with the teams of Lebanon, Australia and Bangladesh.
The Palestine national team’s roster in the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup included:
Rami Hamada – Naeem Abu Akar – Amr Qaddoura – Abdel Hadi Yassin – Musaab Battat – Musa Fairawi – Muhammad Khalil – Samer Al-Jundi – Camilo Saldana – Mahdi Issa – Muhammad Saleh – Yasser Hamad – Michel Termanini – Muhammad Yamin – Muhammad Bassem – Uday Kharoub- Mahmoud Abu Wardeh – Ataa Jaber – Tamer Siam – Jonathan Zorrilla – Islam Al-Batran – Saleh Shehadeh – Uday Al-Dabbagh – Alaa El-Din Hassan – Mahmoud Wadi – Zaid Qanbar.
The Palestinian team is superior to its Lebanese counterpart, as the Palestine team faced its brother, Lebanon, in 5 matches, and Palestine won two matches with 3 draws, without Lebanon winning any match.
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