Israel accuses Palestinians of politicizing in FIFA call

Israel’s Football Association accused Palestinians football officials on Tuesday of “injecting politics into sports” by calling on FIFA to suspend the Jewish state from world football.

The Palestinian proposal features in FIFA’s published agenda for its election congress on May 29.

Ofer Eini, president of Israel’s FA, said it has done its best to assist Palestinian soccer, but that many issues were beyond its control and needed to be resolved at a political level.

He said the Palestinian proposal “is completely contrary to FIFA’s vision” and could set a dangerous precedent for other countries involved in conflicts.



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