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FIFA Considers Giving Israel Six Months To Stop Football Matches In Settlements

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 25 / 17

FIFA's committee on the Israeli-Palestinian issue has recommended that the federation give the Israel FA six months to "stop games in the settlements before deciding whether to suspend Israel or any of its teams," according to Barak Ravid of HAARETZ. The panel recommended that FIFA take the decision...

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