AFC ASIA CUP UAE 2019

The Palestinian condition: team waits in ‘hope’ that results will go their way

By Paul Nicholson and Samindra Kunti in Abu Dhabi

January 16 – Palestine’s football team is unavoidably and inextricably linked with their national struggle, frankly, the Israelis have made it so. With their border blockades of players, equipment and even visiting national teams, the Israelis have few friends in Asian football, and probably wouldn’t even be part of the football world if FIFA president Gianni Infantino hadn’t controversially saved them from a vote to exclude them last Congress.

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