The Iraqi national football team arrived in the West Bank city of Ramallah for the first time on Friday on the eve of a friendly match against Palestine. The arrival of the Iraqi team was delayed due to Israeli rigid security measures, according to the Palestinian Football Union. Head of the Iraqi mission Ali Alasadi said, «We are very happy to be in Palestine. Palestine is precious to the... Еще hearts of all Iraqis. The important message we want to convey is that Palestine is not far from the Arab world. It is the first time that the Iraqi team has come to Palestine and Ramallah, and we are very happy to be here.» He went on to say that «this is an important match with Palestine. Palestine helped Iraq break the ban. The first Arab team to enter Baghdad was the Palestinian team, and we come now to return the favour to our Palestinian brothers. We say that as you came to Erbil and Baghdad, we have come to Ramallah to return the favour.» The Iraqi squad will train at Al-Ram's Faisal Al-Husseini International Stadium.