Football Australia says the Socceroos will play Palestine in a second-round 2026 World Cup qualifier on the impartial venue of Kuwait on 21 November.
“As a result of current circumstances in the region, the Asian Football Confederation formally requested that this designated home fixture for Palestine be held at a neutral venue,” Football Australia mentioned in a press release.
Australian soccer directors mentioned the match could be performed at Jaber Al-Ahmed International Stadium in Kuwait, 5 days after the Socceroos open the second spherical of Asian qualifying in opposition to Bangladesh in Melbourne.
Hamas militants killed 1,400 individuals throughout a 7 October rampage in southern Israel, sparking the continued battle. Some 240 individuals Hamas kidnapped in the course of the assault stay in Gaza, and greater than 250,000 Israelis have evacuated properties close to the borders of Gaza and Lebanon amid steady rockets fired into Israel.
A month of relentless bombardment in Gaza has killed greater than 10,300 Palestinians, two-thirds of them ladies and minors, in accordance the Health Ministry of the Hamas-run territory. More than 2,300 are believed buried from strikes that decreased complete metropolis blocks to rubble.