Palestine’s soccer team has qualified for their maiden Asian Cup appearance, with a 1-0 win over the Philippines, in the final of the AFC Challenge Cup in Maldives, on Friday.According to Ma’an News Agency/AFP, Ashraf Alfawaghra scored the winner with a free kick in the 59th minute to help Palestine enjoy a memorable night at the National stadium in Male.

Palestine ended the eight-nation tournament without conceding a goal in five matches and booked a place in the Asian Cup, to be held in Australia, next January.