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FIFA Urged To Kick Out Israeli Clubs Located In West Bank

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 26 / 16

FIFA is "facing pressure to rule next month that six Israeli football clubs based in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories should either relocate to Israel" or be banned from FIFA-recognized competitions, according to Peter Beaumont of the London GUARDIAN. A report by Huma...

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