Rashid Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 10th January 2019.
1. 00:00 Various of Palestine team-talk
2. 00:14 Generic of Palestine warming-up with the ball
3. 00:20 Palestine head coach Noureddine Ould Ali talking to his player
4. 00:27 SOUNDBITE (Arabic): Noureddine Ould Ali, Palestine head coach:
(On Palestine's approach to the game against Australia):
"I don't think that we are merely looking to be defensive in our matches. In our camp, we have an ambition to do well. We all would like to seize this opportunity and play well at the Asian Cup. We have got a point in our first game and we want to build on that and finish in a position that will take us to the knockout stage."
5. 01:07 Various of Palestine players warming-up with the ball
"We know that Australia have a lot of good qualities and they have technical abilities to punish any team. For us, we can count on our team spirit and believe in ourselves. We can also count on the good support at the stadium from our fans. These are the two qualities that will be vital for us. We may be the underdogs but we are ready to get a result against Australia."
Palestine are relishing the tag of being 'underdogs' against defending champions Australia, as they trained and talked in Dubai on Thursday on the eve of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Group B meeting.
The Palestinians head into their clash against Australia on Friday, knowing that Australia are regarded as the clear favourites.
However, Palestine had recorded their first-ever point at the AFC Asian Cup after a goalless draw against Syria last Sunday (6th January), while the 'Socceroos' had lost to Jordan 1-0 in their opening match.
A win for Palestine at the Rashid Stadium in Dubai would virtually end the Socceroos' Asian Cup campaign.