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    • Pepe
    • 11.11.09 | 01:31 (IST)

    Countries first need to qualify for the World Cup Finals. Then it will be up to FIFA to determine if a country is fit to participate. So Israel's decision to participate in the World Cup is not up to Qatar, the Arab League, or the Organization of the Islamic Conference. Israel's current FIFA world ranking as of the last update of Oct. 16, 2009 puts her as # 26 (above members of the organizations mentioned above) and it is possible that she will qualify for 2022.

    from the article: Qatar: Israel team welcome if we win World Cup bid
    First published 20:23 10.11.09 | Last updated 20:31 10.11.09
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