Gaza World Cup! Have we said that already?
16 national teams: Palestine, England, Turkey, South Africa, Italy, USA, Russia, Ireland, Egypt, Algeria, Spain, Serbia, Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Jordan.
Palestinians love football. Yes douches, it is football. We don't even know what soccer means. Na3m?
the WHO IN-DEPTH!
We arrive at the cutesy part...these 'professional' players are foreign workers in Gaza representing their respective countries.
A 5000-seater stadium.
the GOOD SAMARITANS!
The United Nations Development Program.
the SOURCE OF LAUGHTER!
The over-excited Bedouin commentator.
the OPENING GAME!
Palestine vs Italy. Italy won 1-0 credit to a penalty.
This is really amazing. We're avid fans of football, and even though we might occasionally kill each other over a game (Egypt vs Algeria..we have our differences right there) we still take up any opportunity that involves football. We're picturing normal people with normal bodies and normal (or less than) fitness levels, as opposed to the Adonis yummy six pack professional athletes, playing a good game of football. It's so cute! And really great...Palestine for the World Cup!