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Israel to let Arab youth football teams into West Bank after obstructing entry

Maan News Agency | Aug 17, 2013 AMMAN (AFP) — Israel has bowed to pressure from UEFA to allow Arab youth football teams into the Palestinian territories, having initially denied them entry, a Jordanian official said on Friday. Israel’s refusal to grant West Bank entry to players and coaching staff delayed the West Asia Football […]

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Palestinian football chief demands Israel expulsion

Maan News Agency | (Updated) Aug 16, 2013 RAMALLAH (AFP) — The Palestinian Football Association on Thursday urged FIFA to expel Israel from the international federation, saying it had refused to allow several Arab youth teams into the Palestinian territories. “We ask (FIFA) for a red card, because the yellow card has been raised now […]

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FIFA’s Anti-racism Is a Greater Threat to Football than “Racism”

by Greg Felton | Dissident Voice |  April 13th, 2013 In June, Israel will host the European Under-20 football championship, and in doing so will formally debunk the myth that FIFA gives a toss about fighting “racism.” In fact, it will confirm, as if further confirmation were necessary, that the great football anti-racism campaign is […]

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#PalHunger | FIFA urgently calls for Mahmoud Sarsak’s release

URGENT | June 14, 2012 | 20 children started hunger strike in Israeli prison [ PIC 14/06/2012 – 12:32 PM ] PARIS, (PIC)– The International Federation of Football Associations, FIFA, condemned Israel illegal detention of the Palestinian footballer Sarsak who has gone on an open hunger strike since three months. It also called for his […]

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FIFA urged to cancel European football tournament in Israel | #MahmoudSarsak

Al Akhbar English | June 14, 2012 Palestine football leaders have urged UEFA to remove Israel as the 2013 European Under-21 Championship host nation for jailing Palestinian national team players without trial. Palestine federation president Jibril Rajoub wrote to UEFA President Michel Platini to say that Israel’s government is in “direct violation of FIFA regulations.” […]

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