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Palestine qualifies for semi-finals in AFC Beach Soccer Championships

March 15, 2019 10:34 A.M. (Updated: March 15, 2019 12:27 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The national Palestinian beach soccer team was able to advance to the semi-finals in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Beach Soccer Championships, which kicked off in Pattaya, Thailand on March 7th, for the first time in history.

Palestine defeated Lebanon 4 to 3 in the quarter-finals to play against Japan in the semi-finals. The winner of that game will advance to the finals.

The championship also acts as the qualification tournament for Asian teams to the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Paraguay; the best three teams will qualify.

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