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    • David Teich
    • 20.06.06 | 08:14 (IDT)

    FIFA fines countries, teams and players for racists and facists comments and actions. However, anti-Israel actions are supported and encouraged. FIFA: - has not banned Iran from the Cup, though it calls for Israel's destruction - has not sanctioned any Arab team for a 60 year war declared and fought by the Arab League - FIFA didn't sanction either the UAE or English clubs when the UAE demanded and the teams agreed not to bring their Israeli players to friendly matches in the Arab country - Now a player has to apologize for thanking his fans, who happen to be in Israel. Other than the Israeli government has never had the intelligence and guts, it should formally complain about FIFA and the Ghanian apology.

    from the article: Ghana Football Association apologizes for Israeli flag at World Cup match
    First published 00:00 19.06.06 | Last updated 00:00 19.06.06
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