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FIFA suspends Palestinian soccer head for inciting hatred and violence
Jibril Rajoub, the president of the Palestinian Football Association, has been given a one-year suspension for inciting hatred and violence against Argentinian soccer superstar Lionel Messi.
Why a soccer hooligan is smiling
Israel’s leaders need to think strategically about every major event that is staged in the country, with the first principle being “do no harm.”
Argentina cancels ‘friendly’ soccer match with Israel after death threats to player
“With all due respect to [Lionel] Messi, if the match is canceled because it was supposed to take place in Jerusalem, I wish him and Argentina the best of luck,” said Israel national football team coach Alon Hazan. “As an Israeli and a Jew, Jerusalem is far more important to me than Messi and Argentina.”