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FC Cincinnati’s Nazmi Albadawi on stepping up to MLS and playing for Palestine

The midfielder had a manic winter, playing in the Asian Cup and getting married. Now he’s ready to help his team in their first MLS seasonAs off-seasons go, the one Nazmi Albadawi just plowed through could be best described as truncated. First the atta…

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Australian relief palpable as Socceroos’ Asian Cup defence gets back on course | Scott McIntyre

Graham Arnold’s changes have desired effect against limited Palestine side in DubaiThe sight of Mat Ryan – before he donned an AFC branded cap for the second half that made him look like a weekend golfer – running the length of the pitch to celebrate A…

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Mabil and Maclaren put Australia on course for Asian Cup win over Palestine

Palestine 0-3 AustraliaSocceroos’ qualification chances remain alive after victoryWhile tougher challenges lie ahead, the Socceroos answered some of the questions being posed of their quality as they produced a scintillating performance to beat Palesti…

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Palestine v Australia: Asian Cup Group B – live!

Updates from the Socceroos’ crunch game in DubaiAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 10.39am GMT The @Socceroos warming up #PLEvAUS #AsianCup2019 pic.twitter.com/RHeCgufVsc 10.39am GMT Here’s a bit more on Tom Rogic’s diagnosis, a rare skerrick of …

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Broken hand unlikely to stop Tom Rogic facing Palestine at Asian Cup

Socceroos midfielder completes training session Andrew Nabbout also gives coach Graham Arnold boostAttacking midfielder Tom Rogic looks all clear to play in the Socceroos’ Asian Cup clash with Palestine on Friday. While there has been no official word …

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Pro-Palestinian demonstrators attempt to storm Fifa congress in bid to have Israel thrown out – video

Protesters demonstrate at the Fifa election congress on Friday to draw attention to the problems faced by Palestinian footballers, who are often prevented from reaching matches owing to restrictions by the Israeli security forces. They accuse Fifa of r…

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Fifa president Sepp Blatter proposes Israel v Palestine ‘peace match’

• Blatter in Middle East to persuade PFA to drop proposal to suspend Israel
• Met Netanyahu on Tuesday, to meet Jibril Rajoub on Wedneday

Fifa president Sepp Blatter, visiting the Middle East to try to persuade the Palestine FA (PFA) to drop a proposal to suspend Israel from the world body, on Tuesday proposed a peace match between their national teams.

Blatter appeared at a news conference in Jerusalem after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said he was “on a mission of peace”. He meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestine FA chief Jibril Rajoub on Wednesday.

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Fifa president Sepp Blatter proposes Israel v Palestine ‘peace match’

• Blatter in Middle East to persuade PFA to drop proposal to suspend Israel
• Met Netanyahu on Tuesday, to meet Jibril Rajoub on Wedneday

Fifa president Sepp Blatter, visiting the Middle East to try to persuade the Palestine FA (PFA) to drop a proposal to suspend Israel from the world body, on Tuesday proposed a peace match between their national teams.

Blatter appeared at a news conference in Jerusalem after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said he was “on a mission of peace”. He meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestine FA chief Jibril Rajoub on Wednesday.

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Asian Cup 2015: Japan and Iraq progress to quarter-finals with wins

• Japan 2-0 Jordan; Iraq 2-0 Palestine
• Japan to play UAE and Iraq to face Iran
Asian Cup daily: Gucci bags crucial goal for on-trend Iran

Keisuke Honda scored in a third straight Asian Cup game as Japan fought off a determined Jordan to advance to the quarter-finals as group winners on Tuesday.

Iraq followed Japan from Group D after Younis Mahmoud and Ahmed Yasin gave them a 2-0 victory over the already-eliminated Palestine. Japan will face the United Arab Emirates in Sydney on Friday, while Iraq play Iran in Canberra.

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Asian Cup daily: moment of joy despite another pummelling for Palestine

Japan go clear at the top of Group D after edging past Iraq while Jordan give themselves a lifeline with a big win over Palestine Continue reading…

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Asian Cup daily: moment of joy despite another pummelling for Palestine

Japan go clear at the top of Group D after edging past Iraq while Jordan give themselves a lifeline with a big win over Palestine Continue reading…

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Asian Cup daily: Swindon Town bossing tournament

An unlikely influence is being exerted at the tournament in Australia – what happened on day four and what to expect on day five

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Four goals against Palestine in easy win for Asian Cup holders Japan – video

Japan enjoyed a stroll in the Newcastle breeze as they beat debutants Palestine to kick off their title defence. Palestine, who qualified to play in the Asian Cup for the first time despite the restrictions placed on them, received a harsh lesson about…

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Palestine suffer heavy defeat to Japan in Asian Cup debut

• Japan 4-0 Palestine
Endo 8, Okazaki 25, Honda 44 pen, Yoshida 49
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Asian Cup daily: Swindon Town bossing tournament

An unlikely influence is being exerted at the tournament in Australia – what happened on day four and what to expect on day five

2 – Shinji #Kagawa is the first player at the @afcasiancup to provide to 2 assists in one game. Creator. #JAPvPAL

I got to swap jerseys with Honda. He was a gentleman and I will be keeping it.

3 – Japan have scored with all three of their shots on target in the first half of their #AC2015 game against Palestine. Ruthless. #JPNvPLE

I know it’s not going to please the purists, but I’m happy to win 7-3, 8-3, if it means we’re winning games of football and we’re attacking. That won’t change, absolutely not while I’m in charge.

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Asian Cup daily: moment of joy despite another pummelling for Palestine

Japan go clear at the top of Group D after edging past Iraq while Jordan give themselves a lifeline with a big win over Palestine

• Japan on course to top Group D after impressive 1-0 win over Iraq
• Hamza Al Dardour hits four as Jordan hammer Palestine

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Asian Cup daily: moment of joy despite another pummelling for Palestine

Japan go clear at the top of Group D after edging past Iraq while Jordan give themselves a lifeline with a big win over Palestine

I appreciate your concern mate, usually no one cares about how I feel. No we won’t be rotating coaches, I’ll be fit for tomorrow.

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