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Palestinian women welcome Saudi Arabia's national football players with flowers in Ramallah on Sunday. AFP
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed team representatives on Sunday.
Mahmoud Abbas exchanging gifts with the Saudi Football Federation chief Yasser Almisehal and members of his delegation in Ramallah. AFP
He says Tuesday's World Cup qualifier illustrates deep bonds between the two peoples.
Abbas says: "We are proud of this visit, and we feel it embodies the historical relationship between Saudi Arabia and Palestine."
Members of Saudi Arabia's national football team are welcomed in Ramallah. AFP
The two teams have played many times, and the Palestinians have hosted other Arab teams. But Saudi Arabia has never visited the West Bank before.
Many Palestinians welcomed the Saudi visit as an important show of support.
The Club World Cup will feature European Champions, Chelsea; African Champions, Al Ahly; Jazira, the host nation’s league champion, who captured last season’s Arabian Gulf League, and other continental club champions.
World football's governing body FIFA ordered Iran last month to allow women access to stadiums without restriction and in numbers determined by demand for tickets.
A unique 2030 World Cup is set to be played in Europe and Africa with the surprising addition of South America in a deal to allow the men’s soccer tournament to start with a 100th birthday party in Uruguay.
The bid "intends to deliver a world-class tournament and will draw inspiration from Saudi Arabia's ongoing social and economic transformation and the country's deep-rooted passion for football", said a statement from the Saudi Arabian football federation.
The ceremony included keynote speeches praising the outcomes of the 7th edition and its role in supporting and developing the Arab women's sports sector.
Presented by the World Professional Wrestling Hub (WPWH), a total of 10 international stars will be competing in an unforgettable night in the ring.
The campaign aims to integrate sports into charitable work by harnessing sports in serving charity activities during the Holy Month and positively integrating sports events in serving the community, which contributes to supporting social services and humanitarian projects.
The partial schedule released on Thursday by IPL comprises 21 matches, to be played across 10 cities, with each team playing a minimum of three matches and a maximum of five.