Israeli soccer heads to meet FIFA chief in effort to avert suspension

By REUTERS
May 7, 2015 01:50

 
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JERUSALEM - Israel's top soccer administrators will meet FIFA President Sepp Blatter in Zurich on Wednesday in a late bid to avert a vote called by the Palestinians to suspend Israel from the world body.

An official from Israel's FA told Reuters that chairman Ofer Eini and chief executive Rotem Kamer would urge Blatter to use his influence to strike the Palestinian FA's (PFA) proposal from the FIFA Congress agenda on May 29.

If FIFA were to suspend Israel, it would bar all its teams and clubs from competing in international events, including World Cup qualifications. Although not uncommon, the world body has suspended nations mainly when a government has intervened in its soccer association's affairs.

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