Malaysia qualifier moved from Palestine

Malaysia will play their upcoming World Cup qualifier against Palestine at a neutral venue following a FIFA ruling.

The Football Association of Malaysia had written to FIFA asking for next week's 2018 World Cup/2019 Asia Cup qualifying match in Hebron to be moved, while Saudi Arabia pulled out of Thursday's scheduled match against Palestine in Ramallah.

Following discussions between FIFA's security officer and local authorities, the Palestine government said that it "could no longer guarantee the safety and security around the matches in question".

As a result, both matches in question will now be held at neutral venues in Asia which have yet to be confirmed. The Saudi Arabia fixture will take place on 9 November, four days later than scheduled, while Palestine's match against Malaysia remains on November 12.

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