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PM sprains ankle at Arab-Jewish kids soccer game
June 11, 2012 15:37
After 5 minutes of game-time, Netanyahu misses swipe at soccer ball, falls; Likud cancels faction meeting following injury.
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Netanyahu at joint Arab-Jewish soccer game 370. (photo credit:Moshe Milner GPO)

With leadership like this, it's no wonder Israel failed to qualify for the Euro 2012.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday sprained his ankle while participating in a joint Arab-Jewish soccer game for children at Jerusalem's Kraft Stadium.

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The Likud party canceled its faction meeting in light of the injury.

Netanyahu joined the game, staged for Peter Greenberg's show "The Royal Tour," but fell after five minutes following a failed swipe at the soccer ball.

After falling, his security guards drove up to him, helped him inside the vehicle, and left the scene.

Gil Hoffman contributed to this report.
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