Iran soccer team cancels game with Serbs over Israeli coach

February 20, 2012 13:50

Iranian soccer group Sepahan Isfahan announced that it will not participate in a training match with the Serbian team Partizan scheduled to take place on Friday due to the Partizan coach's Israeli nationality, the Serbian Cafe website reported on Monday.

"I'm disappointed that the game was cancelled," Partizan coach Avram Grant said. "They told me it was cancelled because I'm Israeli. I don't mix sports with politics and I'm not going to start now."

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