Palestine 2015 Asian Cup

Palestine will play in its first top-tier international football tournament in Australia five weeks from now.

Palestine qualified after Ashraf Al Fawaghra kicked a brilliant long-range goal to clinch the 1-0 final against The Philippines in the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup in The Maldives. It won without conceding a single goal throughout the five matches of the tournament.


This is quite an achievement for a country that has been struggling to gain recognition while its people remain in the grip of Israel’s military occupation without freedom or rights and always in fear of devastating air strikes on Gaza. Palestinians are still dealing with the catastrophic fallout from the attacks in July/August this year.

However, Palestinians are known for their steadfastness in the face of adversity and such travesties of justice and these footballers are no exception. You can show your support for Palestine by cheering on the Palestinian team when it plays its first game in Australia against reigning champion Japan and then against Jordan and Iraq.

Palestine’s 3 group matches:

Match 1 – Japan vs Palestine – Mon 12-Jan-2014 – Newcastle
Match 2 – Palestine vs Jordan – Fri 16-Jan-2014 – Melbourne
Match 3 – Iraq vs Palestine – Tues 20-Jan-2014 – Canberra

Tickets can be purchased via

Use the community code AUSPAL to be seated with other Palestine fans in the Active Palestine Supporters section

Instructions for use of code:

1. Go to and click ‘Get Tickets’ for the match you’d like tickets for
2. Enter community code AUSPAL and click ‘Get Tickets’
3. Select the number of tickets and follow the prompts to complete your order

Please note groups of more than 10 people should book via Ticketek Group Bookings on 1300 364 001

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