Published On: Fri, May 29th, 2015

Palestine drops request to expel Israel from FIFA, amendment passes by 90%

 FIFA president Sepp Blatter was interrupted during the FIFA congress by protesters shouting insults.

Palestine drops request to expel Israel from FIFA

The Palestinian FA has dropped a motion to have Israel suspended from FIFA, with an amended proposal being voted through the FIFA Congress by 90 percent on Friday.

The agenda for the 65th annual FIFA congress in Zurich included a request by the Palestinian football federation (PFA) to suspend the Israeli football federation (IFA) from FIFA and the world game.

Palestine’s amendment called for a committee be established to ensure free movement of players and goods, and for FIFA to pass it to the United Nations to decide whether five Israeli settler clubs should be permitted to continue in “occupied territories.”… [READ MORE]

 

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