West Bank, MINA – Saudi Arabia’s national football team is scheduled to arrive in the occupied West Bank to face the Palestinian team for the first time on 15 October.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Tuesday, the match will be held in the Al-Quds suburb of Abu Dis in the Faisal Al-Husseini Stadium, MEMO reported.
Abbas added that this will be the first time in which the Saudi team will attend.
“We warmly welcome the first Saudi team to come to our country to play on Palestinian land,” in the double Asian eliminations qualifier for the Asia and World Cups.
“This is the first time that a Saudi football team will come. We send our warmest regard to Saudi Arabia and King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and his Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman for this great gesture,” Abbas said.
“We salute them for this blessing and the Saudi football team will be a dear guest in our steadfast land, the land of Palestine,” he added.
Last week, Israel refused to let players from Gaza-based team Khadamat Rafah Club travel a few kilometers to play Nablus’s FC Balata in a Palestine Cup final rematch that was due to take place in the central occupied West Bank. (R/Ais/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)