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Rajoub was banned from FIFA games for inciting violence and hatred against soccer superstar Lionel Messi, and Erdan called on the IOC to take similar action.
This is not the first time Israel was targeted like this nor was it the first time Rajoub was vocal about the Israel Football Association.
The Palestinians had hoped FIFA would censure Israel over the settlement teams, thereby forcing them to either drop the clubs from the Israel Football Association or risk losing FIFA membership.
Israel climbs 25 places in FIFA world rankings, moving up to 33rd. mostly thanks to its Euro 2012 qualifying victories over Latvia and Georgia last month.
By ALLON SINAI AND REUTERS
Fernandez refused to obey ruling by FIFA’s disciplinary committee, but with time running out, had no option but to settle 400,000-euro debt.
By ALLON SINAI
Fernandez banned from sidelines over long-standing financial dispute; says problem will be solved before next Euro 2012 qualifying matches.
By ALLON SINAI AND AP
Does Argentina's number 10 conceal the divine?
By DAVID SKOLNI
World Cup teams Israelis can back are dwindling.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
This the first year that the IBA will simulcast games live on its website.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
With just over two months to go before the kickoff of the 2010 World Cup, Israeli tour companies are wasting no time in marketing packages for fans.
By RON FRIEDMAN
‘I didn’t like how the Palestinians tried to mix politics with soccer,’ fan says
By ROCKY BAIER
In the deciding vote over who would host the FIFA World Cup in 2006, Germany narrowly beat out much-favored South Africa.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Blatter said he was stepping down mere four days after being re-elected to a fifth term.
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