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Faisal Al-Husseini International Stadium is an association football stadium in Al-Ram, West Bank
West Bank
The West Bank ) of the Jordan River is the landlocked geographical eastern part of the Palestinian territories located in Western Asia. To the west, north, and south, the West Bank shares borders with the state of Israel. To the east, across the Jordan River, lies the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan...

. It is the home stadium of the Palestine national football team
Palestine national football team
The Palestine national football team is the national team of the Palestinian Football Association, representing the Palestinian National Authority.The Palestine Football Federation was founded in 1952...

. It is named for Faisal Husseini
Faisal Husseini
Faisal Abdel Qader Al-Husseini was a Palestinian politician who was considered a possible future leader of the Palestinian people....

, a Palestinian politician who died in 2001. The stadium seats 12,500.

Palestine International Matches


On October 26, 2008 the team played Jordan
Jordan national football team
The Jordan national football team is the national team of Jordan and is controlled by the Jordan Football Association...

 in their first-ever home international in 10 years of FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 membership. In attendance were FIFA President Joseph Blatter and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad
Salam Fayyad
Salam Fayyad is a Palestinian politician and Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority of the Palestinian National Authority. His first appointment, on 15 June 2007, which was justified by President Mahmoud Abbas on the basis of "national emergency", has not been confirmed by the...

. On October 29, 2009, the Palestinian national women’s football team played its first home international match against Jordan before a capacity crowd at the stadium.

On March 9, 2011, Palestine "played its first ever competitive match at home in the West Bank". It was the second leg of a qualifier for the 2012 Olympic Games, against Thailand
Thailand national football team
The Thailand national football team represents Thailand in international football competition and is governed by the Football Association of Thailand. The team has a history of success in Southeast Asian competition, with three ASEAN Football Championship titles and nine senior-level Southeast...

. Thailand had won the first leg 1-0 in Bangkok
Bangkok
Bangkok is the capital and largest urban area city in Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep , meaning "city of angels." The full name of Bangkok is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom...

; Palestine won the second 1-0 at the stadium, with a goal by Abdul Hamid Abuhabib in the 43rd minute. The draw on aggregate led to a penalty shootout, with Thailand winning 6-5. Attending the match was Prime Minister Fayyad, who described it as a "historic day".
On July 3, 2011, the stadium hosted "the first World Cup game ever to be played at home in the Palestinian territories". The game was the second leg of a two-match encounter against Afghanistan
Afghanistan national football team
The Afghanistan national football team is the national team of Afghanistan and is controlled by the Afghanistan Football Federation. The national team was founded in 1922 that joined FIFA in 1948 and the AFC in 1954...

, in the first round of the Asian Football Confederation qualifiers
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC First Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the sixteen lowest seeded teams were drawn into 8 home-and-away ties...

 for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
2014 FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014....

. The game was a draw, enabling Palestine to advance to the second round on aggregate. Afghanistan were eliminated.
Faisal Al-Husseini International Stadium is an association football stadium in Al-Ram, West Bank
West Bank
The West Bank ) of the Jordan River is the landlocked geographical eastern part of the Palestinian territories located in Western Asia. To the west, north, and south, the West Bank shares borders with the state of Israel. To the east, across the Jordan River, lies the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan...

. It is the home stadium of the Palestine national football team
Palestine national football team
The Palestine national football team is the national team of the Palestinian Football Association, representing the Palestinian National Authority.The Palestine Football Federation was founded in 1952...

. It is named for Faisal Husseini
Faisal Husseini
Faisal Abdel Qader Al-Husseini was a Palestinian politician who was considered a possible future leader of the Palestinian people....

, a Palestinian politician who died in 2001. The stadium seats 12,500.

Palestine International Matches


On October 26, 2008 the team played Jordan
Jordan national football team
The Jordan national football team is the national team of Jordan and is controlled by the Jordan Football Association...

 in their first-ever home international in 10 years of FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 membership. In attendance were FIFA President Joseph Blatter and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad
Salam Fayyad
Salam Fayyad is a Palestinian politician and Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority of the Palestinian National Authority. His first appointment, on 15 June 2007, which was justified by President Mahmoud Abbas on the basis of "national emergency", has not been confirmed by the...

. On October 29, 2009, the Palestinian national women’s football team played its first home international match against Jordan before a capacity crowd at the stadium.

On March 9, 2011, Palestine "played its first ever competitive match at home in the West Bank". It was the second leg of a qualifier for the 2012 Olympic Games, against Thailand
Thailand national football team
The Thailand national football team represents Thailand in international football competition and is governed by the Football Association of Thailand. The team has a history of success in Southeast Asian competition, with three ASEAN Football Championship titles and nine senior-level Southeast...

. Thailand had won the first leg 1-0 in Bangkok
Bangkok
Bangkok is the capital and largest urban area city in Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep , meaning "city of angels." The full name of Bangkok is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom...

; Palestine won the second 1-0 at the stadium, with a goal by Abdul Hamid Abuhabib in the 43rd minute. The draw on aggregate led to a penalty shootout, with Thailand winning 6-5. Attending the match was Prime Minister Fayyad, who described it as a "historic day".
On July 3, 2011, the stadium hosted "the first World Cup game ever to be played at home in the Palestinian territories". The game was the second leg of a two-match encounter against Afghanistan
Afghanistan national football team
The Afghanistan national football team is the national team of Afghanistan and is controlled by the Afghanistan Football Federation. The national team was founded in 1922 that joined FIFA in 1948 and the AFC in 1954...

, in the first round of the Asian Football Confederation qualifiers
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC First Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the sixteen lowest seeded teams were drawn into 8 home-and-away ties...

 for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
2014 FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014....

. The game was a draw, enabling Palestine to advance to the second round on aggregate. Afghanistan were eliminated.
Faisal Al-Husseini International Stadium is an association football stadium in Al-Ram, West Bank
West Bank
The West Bank ) of the Jordan River is the landlocked geographical eastern part of the Palestinian territories located in Western Asia. To the west, north, and south, the West Bank shares borders with the state of Israel. To the east, across the Jordan River, lies the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan...

. It is the home stadium of the Palestine national football team
Palestine national football team
The Palestine national football team is the national team of the Palestinian Football Association, representing the Palestinian National Authority.The Palestine Football Federation was founded in 1952...

. It is named for Faisal Husseini
Faisal Husseini
Faisal Abdel Qader Al-Husseini was a Palestinian politician who was considered a possible future leader of the Palestinian people....

, a Palestinian politician who died in 2001. The stadium seats 12,500.

Palestine International Matches


On October 26, 2008 the team played Jordan
Jordan national football team
The Jordan national football team is the national team of Jordan and is controlled by the Jordan Football Association...

 in their first-ever home international in 10 years of FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 membership. In attendance were FIFA President Joseph Blatter and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad
Salam Fayyad
Salam Fayyad is a Palestinian politician and Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority of the Palestinian National Authority. His first appointment, on 15 June 2007, which was justified by President Mahmoud Abbas on the basis of "national emergency", has not been confirmed by the...

. On October 29, 2009, the Palestinian national women’s football team played its first home international match against Jordan before a capacity crowd at the stadium.

On March 9, 2011, Palestine "played its first ever competitive match at home in the West Bank". It was the second leg of a qualifier for the 2012 Olympic Games, against Thailand
Thailand national football team
The Thailand national football team represents Thailand in international football competition and is governed by the Football Association of Thailand. The team has a history of success in Southeast Asian competition, with three ASEAN Football Championship titles and nine senior-level Southeast...

. Thailand had won the first leg 1-0 in Bangkok
Bangkok
Bangkok is the capital and largest urban area city in Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep , meaning "city of angels." The full name of Bangkok is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom...

; Palestine won the second 1-0 at the stadium, with a goal by Abdul Hamid Abuhabib in the 43rd minute. The draw on aggregate led to a penalty shootout, with Thailand winning 6-5. Attending the match was Prime Minister Fayyad, who described it as a "historic day".
On July 3, 2011, the stadium hosted "the first World Cup game ever to be played at home in the Palestinian territories". The game was the second leg of a two-match encounter against Afghanistan
Afghanistan national football team
The Afghanistan national football team is the national team of Afghanistan and is controlled by the Afghanistan Football Federation. The national team was founded in 1922 that joined FIFA in 1948 and the AFC in 1954...

, in the first round of the Asian Football Confederation qualifiers
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC First Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the sixteen lowest seeded teams were drawn into 8 home-and-away ties...

 for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
2014 FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014....

. The game was a draw, enabling Palestine to advance to the second round on aggregate. Afghanistan were eliminated.