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International Friendly

Israeli push to move Argentina friendly to Jerusalem was a factor behind cancellation

Israel's bid to stage a high-profile football match against Argentina in the disputed city of Jerusalem inevitably thrust politics and the festering Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the fore.

World Cup

Argentina-Israel friendly called off: Israel embassy

Argentina's upcoming friendly with Israel in Jerusalem has been cancelled, the Israeli embassy confirmed on Tuesday, citing unspecified threats against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

International Friendly

Israel - Argentina friendly set to be cancelled after Messi threats

Argentina's friendly against Israel, which is scheduled for Saturday 9, looks set to be cancelled after controversy caused by the head of Palestinian football.

International Friendly

Palestinian FA protests urges Messi not to play against Israel

Palestinian football boss Jibril Rajoub called Sunday on Barcelona star Lionel Messi not to play in an Argentina-Israel game in Jerusalem and urged fans to burn their shirts if he does.

Israel agrees to football on Shabbat

Footballers in Israel will be able to continue playing on Saturdays after the government approved a waiver for the sport on the Jewish day of rest, officials said on Monday.

Palestine ahead of Israel in latest FIFA rankings

Palestine's football team achieved its highest ranking in history Thursday, rising above Israel in the FIFA world rankings for the first time.

Palestinians say FIFA cowed by Israel over dispute

The Palestinian football chief on Sunday accused FIFA's leadership of bowing to Israeli pressure to stay out of a dispute between Israel and the Palestinians over play in the occupied West Bank.

FIFA fails to take decision in Israel-Palestinian dispute

FIFA's leadership refused Friday to intervene in a dispute between Israel and the Palestinians over football in the occupied territories, opening up a likely confrontation at the international sports tribunal.

WC Qual. Europe

Israel police dismiss reports of knife incident with Spain's Isco

Israeli police dismissed on Tuesday local media reports that a pitch invader who ran towards Spanish attacker Isco at a World Cup qualifier in Jerusalem was carrying a knife.

WC Qual. Europe

Lacklustre Spain close qualifying campaign with a win

An unpolished win from Spain who, having already qualified, did not manage to dominate Israel completely. A good display from the hosts in front of their own crowd to end their qualifying campaign on a high.

WC Qual. Europe

Israel V España - As it happened.

Join us for live updates of the Group G World Cup qualifier between Israel and Spain at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem.

WC Qual. Europe

Israel captain Zahavi quits following boos from crowd

Israel will face Italy on Tuesday in a World Cup qualifier without their captain Eran Zahavi, who has decided to end his international career after being angered by booing from the home crowd.

West Bank League

Israel bans 10 Palestinian players from match

Israel has barred 10 Palestinian footballers from travelling from Gaza to the West Bank to play in Friday's Palestine Cup final second leg, their club said.

FIFA to rule on Israel settlement clubs by October

FIFA will rule on the issue of Israeli clubs playing in the West Bank by October, president Gianni Infantino said Thursday, once again delaying a decision on the contentious issue.

World Cup

Israel lobbies FIFA as settlement showdown looms

Israel is launching a diplomatic offensive against Palestinian calls for FIFA to impose sanctions over football clubs based in Jewish settlements in the occupied territories, an official said on Thursday.

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