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PFA President Jibril Rajoub Says Palestine Wants Israel Out Of FIFA

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 04 / 15

Palestine FA President Jibril Rajoub said that Palestine "will seek Israel's expulsion" from FIFA at this month's FIFA Congress, according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. Last year, Rajoub agreed to drop a resolution urging delegates to take sanctions against Israel at FIFA's Congress in São Paul...

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