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Tuesday, 13. January 2015
Asian Soccer Tournament Is Field Of Dreams For Palestine's Players - Yahoo News
By angeliquec, 06:13

He was released 15 years later in a 1985 prisoner swap, became a leader in the first intifada, and went on to serve as West Bank security chief under the late Yasser Arafat and then national security adviser. His 2008 election as PFA chief was a departure of sorts. But hes used it to build what Max Workouts program free download he describes as a model for other Palestinian institutions, gaining international support based not on sympathy, but success. He overhauled the association, roughly doubling the number of players registered to more than 13,000; trained 600 referees, coaches, and administrators; and builtshinynew stadiums acrossthe West Bank and his owngleaming headquarters.A framed photo showsSeppBlatter, the president of FIFA , soccer's international governing body, accepting a Palestinian VIP passport with a huge smile. Many describe the team as the Palestinian nations most muscular ambassadors, providing a welcome break from the image of Palestinians as heartless militants. We have a love, we have a heart, we are not a hateful people, says Husam al-Husseini of the PFAs international affairs department. SHOWING UP IS HALF THE BATTLE But even with supportfrom FIFA, its complicatedto field a national team when you dont control customs, borders, or an airport. Every time Palestinian players travel abroad to a match, their exit and reentry is dependent on Israeli approval.Of the 23-man squad traveling to Australia, all but six live in the Palestinian territories. In 2007, the Palestinian team was forced to forfeit a World Cup qualifier match when Israel prevented their travel to Singapore.
News source: http://news.yahoo.com/asian-soccer-tournament-field-dreams-palestines-players-120004262.html

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