FIFA will not sanction Israel over 'settlement clubs'

FIFA president announces the soccer body will not ban Israeli teams from Judea and Samaria as the PA requested.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/27/2017, 9:09 PM

Italian soccer club president calls synagogue visit a ‘charade’

President of Lazio soccer club recorded saying Jews 'worth nothing' ahead of synagogue visit after fans post anti-Semitic flyers.JTA, 10/26/2017, 9:32 PM

Anne Frank passages to be read at all Italian soccer matches

Diary to be read at every soccer match in Italy after fans of Rome team plaster stadium with stickers showing Frank in uniform of rival teamJTA, 10/24/2017, 10:58 PM

ISIS threatens World Cup finals

Terror group uses chilling image of Barcelona star Lionel Messi crying blood to threaten biggest soccer event in the world.Gary Willig, 10/24/2017, 9:46 PM

Dutch soccer fans ridicule child Holocaust victims on Twitter

Jewish leader begs fans to 'leave Jews alone' when they taunt rival team.JTA, 10/19/2017, 8:05 AM

Spanish newspaper slammed for soccer team 'Jewish origins' piece

Newspaper claims 'Jewish origin' of British soccer team causes team to be hated by rivals.JTA, 10/17/2017, 4:53 PM

Jewish Argentine coach guides Colombia soccer team to World Cup

Jose Pekerman participates in FIFA's World Cup for second year in a row.JTA, 10/16/2017, 7:35 AM

Police: World cup stadium invader did not carry knife

Israeli media reported 1 of the 6 fans who entered the field in Israel-Spain qualifying match and rand towards Spanish player had a knife.AFP, 10/10/2017, 5:03 PM

Watch: Soccer ball confiscated on Temple Mount

Police enforce Supreme Court order banning soccer games at Judaism's holiest site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2017, 3:39 PM

Spanish soccer team's Western Wall visit sparks uproar

Spanish soccer players mobbed by fans at Western Wall, slammed by Arabs over trip to Jewish holy site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/9/2017, 2:57 PM

Waqf: Temple Mount is exclusively for Muslims

Waqf says 'Zionist courts have no right to issue orders over Al Aksa Mosque' following ban on soccer games at Judaism's holiest site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2017, 11:44 PM

Police to clarify policy regarding soccer on Temple Mount

Visitors to Temple Mount complain Arab soccer games desecrate site, lawyer says Supreme Court ordered no soccer on Temple Mount.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 10/2/2017, 1:11 PM

Shas MKs call for end to Shabbat soccer matches

Players and coaches from Israeli soccer leagues meet Shas MKs to discuss end of holding games on Shabbat against players' will.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2017, 7:30 PM

Chelsea asks fans to drop anti-Semitic song

British soccer team pleads with fans to ditch anti-Semitic song about the club’s striker.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2017, 5:59 AM

FIFA opens disciplinary case against German federation

FIFA opens disciplinary case against the German soccer federation after fans chanted Nazi slogans during a World Cup qualifying game.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2017, 5:37 AM

German soccer chief seeks to combat hooligan behavior

President of German Football Association calls for tighter ticket distribution after fans chanted Nazi slogans during World Cup qualifier.Ben Ariel, 9/5/2017, 5:38 AM

German national soccer team upset by fans shouting Nazi chants

German soccer fans chant 'Sieg Heil' at World Cup qualifying game.JTA, 9/3/2017, 8:55 PM

Soccer on Shabbat? 'Woe unto us'

Sephardi Chief Rabbi laments intention to officially sanction soccer games on the Sabbath.Hezki Baruch, 9/3/2017, 10:30 AM

Iran excludes soccer player who played against Israeli team

Iran's excludes Masoud Shojaei from World Cup qualifiers, but denies it's punishment for him playing against an Israeli club.Elad Benari, 8/28/2017, 3:07 AM

Watch: Greenblatt visits Arab-Jewish soccer club

Trump's Special Representative visits mixed Arab and Jewish soccer club in Mevasseret Zion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2017, 11:37 PM

'Police must stop soccer games on Temple Mount'

Arab children play soccer on holiest site in Judaism while Jews are barred from praying.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/23/2017, 6:35 PM

Austrian soccer fan sent to prison over Nazi salute

Austrian soccer fan given an 18-month prison sentence for a Hitler salute during a match.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/23/2017, 5:36 AM

Again: Soccer on the Temple Mount

Jews who visited the Temple Mount documented Arab children playing soccer despite High Court ruling on the matter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2017, 11:08 PM

Iranian soccer player: My country is my priority

Iranian soccer player who played against an Israeli team says he had no intention of causing offense.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/19/2017, 12:44 AM

Jewish boy attacked on way to soccer field

13 year old boy who lost brother-in-law and nearly lost his sister to terrorist stabbing attack beaten by Arab youths.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/15/2017, 10:59 PM

FIFA to probe Iran's ban of two soccer players

Soccer's world governing body examining Iran's decision to ban two players who competed against an Israeli team.Elad Benari, 8/13/2017, 6:40 AM

Explosives found outside Tel Aviv home

Explosive devices placed near home of Beitar Jerusalem soccer team owner.Neri Weiss, 8/11/2017, 2:21 PM

Iranians blast ban of soccer stars who played against Israel

Thousands of Iranians denounce Tehran regime's decision to blacklist Iranian soccer stars who played against Israel.JTA, 8/11/2017, 12:04 PM

Iran bans two soccer players who played against Israel

Iran drops two soccer players from its national team for having played against Maccabi Tel Aviv.Ben Ariel, 8/11/2017, 2:06 AM

Iran condemns soccer players who played against Israel

Iran’s soccer federation condemns two Iranians who play for a Greek team for participating in a match against an Israeli team.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/5/2017, 12:22 AM

Gaza soccer team claims Israel banned 10 players

Shabaab Rafah team claims Israel barred 10 Palestinian Arab soccer players from travelling from Gaza to Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 8/4/2017, 4:04 AM

Poland condemns attack on Israeli soccer players

Polish government condemns attack on members of Hapoel Petah Tikva near Warsaw, says it is investigating.Ben Ariel, 8/4/2017, 2:06 AM

Israeli soccer team attacked in Poland

After an exhibition game in Sochocin, players from Hapoel Petah Tikva attacked by local anti-Semites.Neri Weiss, 8/3/2017, 4:44 AM

European soccer worried about Israeli security situation

After 15 years, UEFA again considering having Israeli teams hold their European tournament 'home games' outside of Israel.Neri Weiss, 7/26/2017, 8:41 PM

Netanyahu surprises Israeli soccer team

Netanyahu and his wife attend a workout in Budapest of visiting Hapoel Be’er Sheva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2017, 1:06 AM

Jewish community's donation 'renews hope and faith in future'

Jewish community donates soccer field to Italian town devastated by earthquakes.JTA, 7/3/2017, 12:58 PM

Kosovo charges 4 in terror plot against Israeli soccer team

Terrorists plotted to attack World Cup qualifying match in Albania and kill both players and fans.AFP, 6/14/2017, 7:32 PM

PA asks court to force FIFA to ban 'settlement' clubs

Palestine Football Association asks world's top sports court to force FIFA to rule on the future of Israeli clubs in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 6/14/2017, 4:39 AM

PA soccer tournament glorifies arch-terrorist

PA soccer holds tournament named after terrorist responsible for murdering 125 - as FIFA weighs barring Israel for 'settlement teams.'Tal Polon, 5/14/2017, 9:15 AM

HRW: FIFA sponsoring games on 'stolen land'

Human Rights Watch criticizes FIFA for delaying decision on Judea and Samaria teams.Elad Benari, 5/12/2017, 5:07 AM

Israel's answer to Jibril Rajoub

Israeli legal organization files lawsuit against PA official Jibril Rajoub over his anti-normalization efforts and attacks on FIFA teams.Neri Weiss, 5/8/2017, 9:32 PM

Terror victim families submit complaint against PA soccer head

Families blast Jibril Rajoub for inciting terror against Jews. 'Soccer is supposed to unite people and promote peace.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2017, 7:26 AM

FIFA mulling ultimatum to Israel over 'settlement clubs'

FIFA considering giving Israel a six-month ultimatum to stop soccer games in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 4/24/2017, 5:44 AM

Israel lobbies FIFA on Judea and Samaria clubs

Israel launching diplomatic offensive against PA calls to ban soccer teams based in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 4/21/2017, 6:44 AM

British soccer team mourns victim of Jerusalem stabbing attack

Derby soccer club holds moment of silence for fan of team murdered on Jerusalem light rail.JTA, 4/18/2017, 6:03 PM

PA official: Exclude Israel from FIFA

PA soccer chief Jibril Rajoub renews calls for FIFA to exclude Israel over games played in “settlements”.Elad Benari, 4/4/2017, 3:37 AM

Olim soccer team hopes to beat Israel at its own game

Inter Aliyah, a team of Jewish immigrants to Israel, is playing its first season in the national soccer league.JTA, 3/22/2017, 4:57 AM

Cabinet Minister: Are we Iran?

Heated debate in Cabinet allowing soccer teams to continue to play on the Sabbath. Religious players may have to violate Sabbath or sit out.Arutz Shev Staff, 3/5/2017, 7:15 PM

Egypt adds former soccer star to terror blacklist

Egyptian court adds former soccer star Mohamed Aboutrika to the terror list based on suspicions he financed the Muslim Brotherhood.Ben Ariel, 1/19/2017, 4:38 AM

Sport Ministry to fund soccer team's security in Turkey

Minister Miri Regev announces that her ministry will fund the security detail for Hapoel Be’er Sheva's upcoming game in Turkey.Neri Weiss, 1/2/2017, 3:06 AM

FIFA urged to act against Judea and Samaria soccer clubs

Human Rights Watch says UN resolution increases pressure on FIFA to take action against Israeli soccer clubs based in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 12/30/2016, 5:06 AM

British soccer fans repeat anti-Semitic chant on London subway

Fans of British soccer team filmed singing an anti-Semitic chant on a London subway.JTA, 11/29/2016, 4:00 AM

Regev blasts PA for politicizing soccer

Culture and Sport Minister meets FIFA representative to discuss Palestine Football Association's attempts to sanction "settlement clubs".Neri Weiss, 11/22/2016, 5:43 AM

Kosovo arrests suspects in plot against Israeli soccer team

Kosovo arrests 19 suspected ISIS terrorists in connection with a plan to attack Israel’s national soccer team during its visit to Albania.Elad Benari, 11/17/2016, 2:16 AM

Amid heightened security, Israel defeats Albania

Israel's national soccer team makes a strong showing in defeating Albania’s national team 3-0. Over 2,000 officers protected the game.Neri Weiss and Ben Ariel, 11/13/2016, 2:13 AM

Counter-Terrorism Bureau raises threat level for Albania

CTB raises terror threat level in Albania after ISIS threat against Israeli soccer team.Gary Willig, 11/8/2016, 7:43 PM

Suspended former Italian soccer player repudiates anti-Semitism

Former Italian soccer player who was suspended as a TV commentator after displaying a pro-fascist tattoo apologizes to Jewish community.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2016, 4:43 AM