FIFA head Blatter fears Israel vote could set dangerous precedent

By REUTERS
May 15, 2015 18:37

 
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter is worried that a dangerous precedent will be set if Palestine goes ahead and asks for a vote to suspend Israel at the annual Congress of soccer's governing body on May 29.

Blatter, who is standing for re-election at the Congress, said the dispute was "the biggest challenge" facing him as he comes to the end of his current mandate, and added that Israel had not broken any FIFA statutes.The Palestine Football Association (PFA) has accused Israel of hampering its activities and restricting the movement of players between the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank.



Israel cites security concerns for the restrictions it imposes and the Israeli FA has argued that it has no control over security forces.


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