President Mahmoud Abbas received Saudi Arabia’s national soccer team in the presidential headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, praising this visit and stressing that it embodies the historical relationship between Palestine and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
— Arabian Peninsula Sports Management (@apsm_sa) October 10, 2019
Saudi Arabia’s national soccer team will play the Palestinian national team in the Palestinian territories on October 15 as part of the World Cup qualifiers. The match will be held at Faisal al-Husseini International Stadium in the West Bank city of Al-Ram, north of Jerusalem.
President Abbas affirmed the historical and religious Islamic bond between the two countries, affirming Saudi Arabia’s firm stance towards the Palestinian issue.
A #Palestinian group on Monday denounced a planned football match between #Saudi Arabia and #Palestine in the West Bank because it would require Saudi players to apply for visiting permits directly from Israel.
via @PalestineChron https://t.co/9rx4XBrrms
— IndoPal Foundation (@IndoPal_) October 10, 2019
President Abbas welcomed the Saudi team, stating that “we are overjoyed, you are on your land. It is true that this is a matter of football, but your arrival is a pleasure for the Palestinian people,” he said.
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