Palestinians ready to host 1st ever World Cup qualifier

RAMALLAH – Palestinians are preparing to host their first ever World Cup qualifier on Tuesday when their team takes on the United Arab Emirates in the first in a series of high-profile matches in the West Bank.

Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestine Football Association, described the match in Group A of the Asian Zone qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup as “historic.” Rajoub said other home matches would be played in the weeks ahead. Upcoming fixtures include home World Cup qualifiers against Saudi Arabia in October and Malaysia in November.



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