Israel Trying to Block FIFA Move to Oust Six Settlement Teams

According to FIFA statutes, member states can't establish teams in an occupied area; Palestinian soccer chief Jibril Rajoub met recently with the second most powerful person in the Soccer organization, who reportedly was receptive to his approach.

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Israel is trying to block a Palestinian initiative in FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, to achieve the suspension of six soccer teams from Jewish settlements in the West Bank, officials in...