The two South American rivals brought their culture and vigor to the Israeli pitch, in one of the largest soccer matches to ever grace the state.
Palestinian Football Association President Jibril Rajoub will not be able to attend matches after violating the FIFA Disciplinary Code.
The messages included strong support for team star Lionel “Lio” Messi, who had been the victim of death threats over his planned participation in the match in Jerusalem.
Netanyahu’s government has turned into a sad circus.
What Israel – and Miri Regev – can take away from the canceled Argentina game as Eurovision planning continues.
The message was clear: Are you sure you want to play? This could be costly.
We need to look inwards at who we really are and where our values as a people lie.
“Israel gets this opportunity to do something and it gets taken away,” he said. “Israel has to fight for every international event.”
Regev was reacting in part to unconfirmed reports Wednesday that the European Broadcasting Union requested that the Eurovision be held in a "not divisive location."
Politics, like racism and antisemitism, should be kicked out of sports.