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"I do not intend to allow Hamas terrorists to watch the World Cup while the bodies of our soldiers are held in Gaza together with our kidnapped civilians," Erdan stated.
This entity was created by the 2015 FIFA congress to resolve a number of disputes between the Israeli and Palestinian football associations.
“We need to learn from Argentina, we in Israel are doing everything well, except playing soccer,” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said two months ago.
"I do not intend to allow Hamas terrorists to watch the World Cup while the bodies of our soldiers are held in Gaza together with our kidnapped civilians."
By JULIANE HELMHOLD
“Israel gets this opportunity to do something and it gets taken away,” he said. “Israel has to fight for every international event.”
By ANIA BESSONOV,RUTY KOROTAEV
Erdan said he would not allow the detained militants to watch the matches, which take place next month.
Reports in the Argentinean media earlier this week had raised the possibility that the friendly may be moved to Spain due to the bloodshed on the Gaza border on Monday.
By ALLON SINAI
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel has launched a campaign to stop the June 9 match, including sending letters to Argentine sports figures.
Israel's foreign ministry announced last week that the Israel Broadcasting Corporation will broadcast World Cup games via satellite in Arabic for free.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Will Arab soccer fans turn to Israel for free World Cup coverage in Arabic?
By EYTAN HALON
The match is set to be held on June 9, in either Haifa or Jerusalem.
Israel was ranked as high as No. 18 in 2008, but over the last three years has suffered from a steady decline.
Can soccer bridge such a wide gap?
By ANTHONY HARWOOD
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