In this Wednesday, June 15, 2011, photo, Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Football Federation and Olympic Committee, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in the ... more 
In this Wednesday, June 15, 2011, photo, Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Football Federation and Olympic Committee, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. For years, Palestinian socer was disorganized, underfunded and hindered so much by Israeli travel restrictions that games were often forfeited because players couldn't arrive for the coin toss. But the sport is now growing, with new stadiums rising across the West Bank, the local socer federation hosting international competitions, and the Palestinians slated to host their first ever World Cup qualifying match next month. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Majdi Mohammed
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 11:55 PM EDT