RAMALLAH, Feb 20 (JMCC) — The Palestinian national football team will play an international qualifier game in the West Bank
for the first time, Palestinian officials said on Sunday.
This game will be the first international game held on Palestinian land as one of the preliminary qualifying matches for the London Olympics in 2012, said deputy information minister Al-Mutawakil Taha.The match, against Thailand in the Olympic football Asian group, is scheduled for March 9.
We hope that this game is the first of many so that we can have a home stadium for the meaning it holds in sports, culture and politics, Taha added at a press conference to announce the match.
The Palestinian national team has played friendly matches against international teams at the Palestinian stadium in the West Bank town of Ar-Ram.
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