Palestine started their mission for a spot at the 2026 World Cup with a goalless draw against Lebanon in their Gathering I World Cup qualifier in Sharjah on Thursday. The match was played at Khalid Canister Mohammed Arena in Sharjah due to a one-match arena prohibition on ‘have’ Lebanon following rowdy scenes in their qualifier against Syria in Beirut last year. Be that as it may, with Palestine likewise uprooted as a result of the ongoing clash with Israel in Gaza – – they play their first ‘home’ game against Australia in Kuwait one week from now – – the different sides represented brief’s quiet before the game for the casualties of the battling.
In excess of 11,500 individuals have been killed in Gaza since Israel sent off its hostile in reprisal for the cross-line assaults by Hamas on October 7 in which 1,200 individuals were killed and around 240 others abducted.
It was the main gathering between the groups and saw a cautious Palestine to a great extent on the back foot as the Lebanese made the best of the open doors.
The main opportunity of the match came in the twelfth moment, however Lebanon chief Hassan Maatouk shot only wide from a long-range endeavor.
Atta Gaber had the most obvious opportunity for Palestine in the main half with a header on the half-hour mark, while Mohammed Saleh and Oday Dabbagh verged on scoring in the last part.
Palestine goalkeeper, 32-year-old Rami Hamadeh, made a few significant recoveries remembering one for the 89th moment with his outstretched leg, which prompted a pulled hamstrings and a troublesome last couple of moments.
The main two finishers in every one of the nine gatherings advance to the third period of qualifying. Asia will have something like eight spots in the extended 48-group World Cup.