Palestinians see victory despite match loss

Fans proud football team managed to play as independent state in their Asian Cup tournament debut.

    The Palestinian football team have lost 4-0 to reigning champions Japan in their first major international match, held in Australia.

    Despite their loss, Palestinians are incredibly proud that their team managed to play as an independent state, and that itself is a victory.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Newcastle, Australia, and Stefanie Dekker reports from Ramallah in the Occupied West Bank.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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