Palestine – Home – 2017
This Palestine shirt was worn by Shadi Shaban in Palestine’s 10-0 win over Bhutan in qualification for the AFC Asian Cup. The previous match between the two sides had finished 2-0, but flight delays and poor organisation by the Palestinian footballing authorities hammered Bhutan’s match preparations. Shadi Shaban plays for Ahli Al-Khaleel in the West Bank Premier League.
Now I can’t find any photos of Shaban playing in the match against Bhutan, but the shirt differs very slightly from the ones worn by the rest of the team, it also doesn’t feature the patches. It does however match the design used in the defeat to Algeria in the Islamic Solidarity games back in May. In those games the number 6 was assigned to Mohanad Fannoun who didn’t get a game.