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Palestine 2019-20 Home (#10- CHIHADEH) Jersey/Shirt

£24.99

This is a Joma Palestine national team 2019-20 home jersey featuring the name and number of star striker Saleh Chihadeh.

Saleh Chihadeh is one of the highest-profile footballers to represent Palestine in recent years and is also one of a growing number of players from the Palestinian diaspora to choose to play for Palestine at international level. Chihadeh currently plays for FC Thun in the Swiss Super League, having joined the club in 2019 after a successful spell with 2nd tier side SC Kriens. In 2018, he made his debut for Palestine and has since played 5 matches for the national team.

Palestine have been competing at international level since their football federation was founded in 1928, however they were only recognised by FIFA in 1998 after the creation of the Palestinian National Authority. After joining FIFA, Palestine achieved little success and faced significant challenges in training, playing and travelling due to travel restrictions placed by Israel on people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Despite these issues escalating over the coming years, Palestine have become one of the region’s success stories after qualifying for their maiden Asian Cup in 2015 by winning the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup. They qualified again in 2019 and reached an all-time high FIFA ranking of 73 in March 2018.