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Team Palestine for the first time in history will play a home match on its territory

Сборная Палестины впервые в истории сыграет домашний матч на своей территории

Palestine will take the UAE national team on football in the first official home game on September 8

Team PA football team will hold their first official match in its territory against the UAE.

The match between the Palestinian authority and the UAE, who are in the same qualifying group for the FIFA world Cup 2018, to be held on 8 September on the West Bank of the Jordan river. Previously the home matches of the Palestinian national team held on neutral territory.

The opportunity to play official matches at home is a part of the transaction on which the Palestinian authority has withdrawn its demand to exclude Israel from International football Federation (FIFA). The compromise was reached after the talks that the head of FIFA Joseph Blatter in may held with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the head of the Palestinian autonomy Mahmoud Abbas.

The match took place, tel Aviv will have to miss the West coast players from the United Arab Emirates, with whom he has no formal diplomatic relations. In addition, Israel will have to lift restrictions on travel of Palestinian footballers in the West Bank from other parts of the autonomy of the Gaza Strip.

The match between the Palestinian authority and the UAE to be held at the stadium “Faisal al-Husseini”, which is located in the town of Ar-RAM in the West Bank and has a capacity of 12 and a half thousand spectators. UAE team will arrive in Jordan on Friday to Sunday to enter the territory of the Palestinian authority on the bus.