Fans love underdogs, but few face greater odds than the Palestinian soccer team

By William Booth, January 1, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank — It is a sports cliche that fans love an underdog, and there are few international sports franchises more underdoggy than the Palestine National Football Team.The Palestinian team is having the best season in its history: In 2014, it reached a plateau as the 85th best team in the world, according to rankings by FIFA, soccer’s world governing body. The team has since fallen to 113th place — still not bad — meaning it is better than Kuwait but not quite as good as Saudi Arabia. (Israel is ranked 32nd.)Read full article >>