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Australia cruise past Palestine to get Asian Cup defence back on track

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Australia's Asian Cup campaign is finally under way after a comfortable 3-0 win over Palestine in Dubai.

The Socceroos, beaten 1-0 by Jordan in their opening match, secured victory over a limited Palestine outfit to move into second in the group.

Jamie Maclaren's first goal for the Socceroos in the 18th minute and a strike by Awer Mabil two minutes later gave Australia a 2-0 halftime lead before substitute Apostolos Giannou sealed the win in injury time in the second half.

Coach Graham Arnold made...

Marcello Lippi's China held to a draw by Palestine

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China were held to a 1-1 draw by Palestine in a friendly on Tuesday evening as World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi oversaw what is expected to be his final game on home soil with the Chinese national team.

The draw was the third in four games for Lippi, who will take the team to the finals of the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates in January.

The Italian has been in charge of China since November 2016 but is widely expected to stand down after the continental championship.

Feng Xiaoting put...

FIFA bans Palestine FA president for inciting Lionel Messi hatred

The president of the Palestinian Football Association has been banned from all football activity for the next year after calling on fans to burn jerseys and pictures of Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Jibril Rajoub made the comments about Messi in advance of the planned friendly match between Argentina and Israel in Jerusalem before this summer's World Cup. The game was ultimately cancelled amid political pressure.

In addition to a 12-month match suspension, Rajoub has also been handed a fine of 20,000...

Argentina FA president Claudio Tapia apologises for canceled Israel friendly

Argentina Football Association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia has apologised to Israelis for the cancellation of Saturday's international friendly but maintained it was the right decision because of the threatening atmosphere surrounding the match.

The game, Argentina's final warm-up before the World Cup, was to be played in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Malha, which is situated on the site of a former Palestinian village that was destroyed during the war that established Israel 70 years ago.

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Argentina cancel friendly in Israel amid protests, officials say

Argentina have cancelled their final World Cup warm-up match against Israel that had been scheduled for Saturday, federation officials and players said on Tuesday.

The game had been a subject of controversy as it was set to be played in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Malha, which is situated on the site of a former Palestinian village destroyed during the war that established Israel 70 years ago.

The move comes in the wake of Palestinian Football Federation chief Jibril Rajoub calling on...