There is a letter that proves that it was Israel - and not Germany - that helped make the idea of breaking ties during playoff matches with kicks from the penalty mark into an integral part of the sport we know today
Referee Abraham Klein shared a field with some of the game's greats during three World Cups, and is now sharing his impressive collection of memorabilia with visitors to the World Football Museum in Zurich
Klein, who officiated at three World Cup tournaments, presented items from his personal collection to the museum
A collection Klein accumulated over 50 years as a referee is to be housed in the FIFA World Football Museum in Switzerland. The collection was due to be auctioned but a Haaretz article caught the museum's eye
And that's after the Gulf emirate's successful bid for the games was mired in allegations of bribery
It might be hard to support a team that is in part the Assad propaganda machine. But its also hard not to root for a team that is playing so hard.
The city of Gijon passed an extreme anti-Israel resolution declaring itself 'a space free of Israeli apartheid.'
A massive security detail is being planned for a November 13 game in Alexandria between Egypt and Ghana, whose national team is coached by Israeli Avram Grant.
Palestinians have said that if the matter isn't brought up for discussion they would petition the Court of Arbitration for Sport, making a FIFA-brokered solution impossible.
Some people can't leave the losses of the first two days in Rio alone, but now its two medals and counting.