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Palestine national football team

Updated 1844 GMT (0244 HKT) March 8, 2012
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Palestine is one of 208 members of global football's governing body FIFA and is competing at the eight-team AFC Challenge Cup in Nepal. Kaushal Adhikari
Palestine took on Nepal in opening game of the AFC Challenge Cup on Thursday. The winner of the tournament will earn a place at the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia. Chandra Shekhar Karki
The Palestinian team celebrate their first goal against Nepal with members of the coaching staff on the touchline. Palestine won the match 2-0. Shekhar Karki
FIFA president Sepp Blatter pictured in Nepal on Thursday. He is seen here with Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai. Getty Images