Palestine's football association on Thursday said it had reluctantly agreed to play upcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Saudi Arabia and Malaysia at neutral venues, with the games set for Jordan.
A look at the biggest names that will be absent from the African safari. It's almost time for the commencement of the biggest sporting spectacle in the world, which sees 32 of the best nations compete. However, there are quite a few big names missing from Africa's first ever World Cup. TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma looks at the top nations missing from this year's event.