Palestine national under-23 football team

The Palestine national under-23 football team represents Palestine in international under 23 football competitions. The team qualified for the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship, their first continental tournament ever.

Palestine U-23
Nickname(s)Al-Fida'i (The Redeemers)
AssociationPalestinian Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coach Ayman Sandouqa
Home stadiumFaisal Al-Husseini International Stadium
FIFA codePLE
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Iran 2–2 Palestine 
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 4 April 2002)
Biggest win
 Palestine 9–0 Sri Lanka 
(Isa Town, Bahrain; 22 March 2019)
Biggest defeat
 Bahrain 5–0 Palestine 
(Changwon, South Korea; 5 October 2002)
AFC U-23 Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
Best resultQuarter-finals
Asian Games
Appearances5 (first in 2002)
Best result11/25 (2018)

Competitive record

Olympic Record

Olympics Record Asian Cup Qualifications
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GP W D L GS GA
1896Did not enterDid not enter
1900
1904
1908
1912
1920
1924
1928
1932
1936
1948
1952
1956
1960
1964
1968
1972
1976
1980
1984
1988
1992
1996
2000
2004Did not qualify 421154
2008 201123
2012 430162
2016 420264
2020TBD TBD
Total0/28000000 147251913

Asian Games Record

AFC U-23 Championship Record

Asian Cup Finals Asian Cup Qualifications
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GP W D L GS GA
2013Did not qualify 512237
2016 420264
2018Quarter-finals7/16411286 321084
2020Did not qualify 3201102
TotalBest: Quarter-finals1/4411286 157352717

Results and fixtures

  Win   Draw   Lose

2018

12 October 2018 (2018-10-12) FriendlyQatar 0–1 PalestineDoha, Qatar

2019

16 March 2019 (2019-03-16) FriendlyPalestine 2–2 TurkmenistanSaudi Arabia

Players

Current squad

  • The following players were selected to compete in the 2018 Asian Games.
  • Match date: 23 August 2018
  • Opposition:  Syria
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ramzi Fakhouri (1996-02-19)19 February 1996 (aged 22) Thaqafi Tulkarm
2 2DF Ahmed Qatmish (1998-03-10)10 March 1998 (aged 20) Thaqafi Tulkarm
3 3MF Mohammed Bassim (1995-07-03)3 July 1995 (aged 23) Al-Bireh
4 2DF Michel Termanini (1998-05-08)8 May 1998 (aged 20) AFC Eskilstuna
5 2DF Abdelatif Bahdari* (captain) (1984-02-20)20 February 1984 (aged 34) Merkaz Balata
6 3MF Mohanad Fannoun (1995-09-18)18 September 1995 (aged 22) Shabab Al-Khalil
7 3MF Mahmoud Abu Warda (1995-05-31)31 May 1995 (aged 23) Markaz Balata
9 3MF Oday Dabbagh (1998-12-03)3 December 1998 (aged 19) Hilal Al-Quds
10 4FW Mahmoud Yousef (1997-07-30)30 July 1997 (aged 21) Shabab Al-Khalil
11 2DF Omar El-Cherif (1997-02-13)13 February 1997 (aged 21) Arminia Hannover
13 4FW Shehab Qumbor (1997-08-10)10 August 1997 (aged 21) Jabal Al-Mukaber
14 2DF Yousef Al-Ashhab (1995-02-10)10 February 1995 (aged 23) Shabab Al-Khalil
15 3MF Hani Abdallah (1998-02-03)3 February 1998 (aged 20) Hilal Al-Quds
16 1GK Rami Hamadi* (1994-03-24)24 March 1994 (aged 24) Hilal Al-Quds
17 2DF Mousa Farawi (1998-03-22)22 March 1998 (aged 20) Hilal Al-Quds
18 4FW Mohammed Obaid (1998-09-30)30 September 1998 (aged 19) Hilal Al-Quds
19 4FW Sameh Maraaba* (1992-03-19)19 March 1992 (aged 26) Shabab Al-Khalil
20 3MF Mohamed Darwish (1997-02-20)20 February 1997 (aged 21) Arminia Hannover
22 1GK Naim Abuaker (1995-01-20)20 January 1995 (aged 23) Ahli Al-Khaleel
23 3MF Mohammed Khalil (1998-04-05)5 April 1998 (aged 20)

* Over-aged player.

Previous squads

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