Delayed West Asia Youth Tournament to Open on Sunday

RAMALLAH, August 17, 2013 (WAFA) – The West Asia Youth Tournament planned for the Palestinian areas will start on Sunday in spite of a delay by few days due to attempts by Israel to prevent members of the guest teams to reach Palestine, the organizing committee announced on Saturday.

It said the games between teams from the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Jordan and Palestine will open on Sunday and will continue until the end of the week. All games will be held at Faisal Husseini stadium in Ram, just outside Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Football Association has threatened to complain Israel the FIFA congress for not allowing some administrators in the guest teams to reach the West Bank.

However, a change in the Israeli position allowed the games to start on Sunday when they were supposed to start on Thursday.

source: WAFA NEWS