Football in the State of Palestine

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The sport of football in the country of Palestine is run by the Palestinian Football Association.[1][2] The association administers the national football team as well as the West Bank Premier League. They are members of FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation.[3] Women's football is popular also in Palestine. The opening match of the Palestine Women's National Football League on February 10, 2011, in the Feisal al-Husseini Stadium was attended by an estimated 8,000 people. The Women's league has six teams.[4]


  1. ^ "Soccer Is Under Fire in Palestine". VICE. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "For Palestine Soccer Even Coming Homer Is No Given". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Shrestha, Manesh (March 8, 2012). "Palestine: A national soccer team without a nation". CNN. Retrieved July 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Girls FC". 27 Jun 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2012.