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Palestinian Team Loses to Thailand Ending Excitement of World Cup Bid

The national excitement generated by the recent success of the Palestinian soccer team in World Cup competition ended with its elimination following a 2-2 tie against Thailand’s national team on Thursday. The Palestinian team had defeated Afghanistan in the first round World Cup qualifier, setting up what was considered a long-shot bid against Thailand. The Palestinians led as late as the 90th minute, but Thailand tied it up by the end of regulation time. An estimated 5,000 Palestinian fans responded by throwing water bottles onto the field.