Israel Football Association chairman Ofer Eini on Friday welcomed the Palestinian decision to withdraw a proposal to have Israel banned from FIFA, saying he hoped the athletic bodies could work together to "make soccer a bridge for peace."
Eini addressed the congress of the world soccer governing body following Palestinian Football Association head Jabril Rajoub's announcement of the dropped bid.
"I hope that our cooperation will be the beginning of a process that maybe will lead to peace between our peoples," he stated.
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