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FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter at Mahmud Abbas's headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah
Monday, 27 October 2008
A handout picture released by the Palestinian Authority press office shows Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (R) meeting with FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter at Abbas's headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 26, 2008. Blatter is in the West Bank to attend the first Palestinian national soccer team match played on home soil later today against Jordan in an international friendly at a new stadium near Jerusalem. Palestine has been affiliated to FIFA since 1998 even though the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip are yet to gain independence. AFP PHOTO/PPO/OMAR RASHIDI ++ RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE ++