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The detention of the former soccer star was first reported by French investigative website Mediapart.
To truly have an impact in Gaza, the emirate should build a soccer stadium in the Strip, and move there some of the World Cup, whose hosting it has won unfairly.
FIFA refused to comment on the report and the allegations.
Will Arab soccer fans turn to Israel for free World Cup coverage in Arabic?
By EYTAN HALON
Though it no longer dominates the headlines, the Qatar crisis continues.
By MILENA RODBAN,MORGAN CARLSTON
The match is set to be held on June 9, in either Haifa or Jerusalem.
By ALLON SINAI
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt cut diplomatic, transport and trade ties with Qatar in June, accusing it of financing terrorism.
Israel was ranked as high as No. 18 in 2008, but over the last three years has suffered from a steady decline.
“This feud has not played out behind closed doors, it is being waged with the biggest public relations and propaganda efforts in the western media."
By BEN LYNFIELD
Can soccer bridge such a wide gap?
By ANTHONY HARWOOD
The blue-and-white knew it had no chance of progressing as soon as it was drawn in Group G with Spain and Italy.
In July, retired Iranian soccer legend Ali Karimi called on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to lift the ban on women attending matches.
Stadiums in Malaysia have offered sanctuary throughout the final phase of qualifying, with only a handful of Syrian fans able to offer their compatriots support.
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