Video: Algerians cheer against own football team for Palestine
Algerian fans erupted in joy when Palestinian player Ahmad Abu Nahia scored for his team in the 62nd minute
In a scene not too often the norm in sporting events, the Algerian fans were seen cheering for the Palestinian football team during a friendly game against their own country.
The friendly game was played between the Algerian Olympic football team and its Palestinian counterpart on Wednesday at the 5 July stadium in Algiers.
Algerian fans erupted in joy when Palestinian player Ahmad Abu Nahia scored for his team in the 62nd minute.
At least 80,000 fans were reportedly in attendance for the game.
An Arabic version of this article is available on alarabiya.net.
Pele: Algeria’s football team can ‘surprise’ peopleThe national team claimed a rare victory over Slovenia in Blida on Wednesday Sports
Algeria suspends all football after player deathJS Kabylie confirmed in a statement posted on the club's website that he had passed away in hospital later on Saturday Sports
Palestinian sport still hurts despite first steps to FIFA dealTokyo Sexwale chaired the first meeting of FIFA's Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine with representatives of both football associations Sports
Messi defends rights of Gaza childrenArgentinian footballer Lionel Messi says ‘I am terribly saddened by the images coming from the conflict between Israel and Palestine’ Life