Palestinian team qualifies for Asian Cup
Palestinian team beats Philippines in AFC Challenge Cup final to qualify for Asian Cup
Associated Press
2014-05-31 03:22 AM

MALE, Maldives (AP) -- Ashraf Al Fawaghra scored with a brilliant free kick to give the Palestinian team a 1-0 victory over Philippines in the final of the AFC Challenge Cup on Friday and a place in next year's Asian Cup.

The Palestinian team finished the tournament without conceding a goal. It pressured the Philippines from the onset before tournament top scorer Al Fawaghra scored the only goal in the 57th minute.

In the third place playoff, Maldives defeated Afghanistan 8-7 in a penalty shootout after the match finished 0-0 in regular time and 1-1 in extra time.

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