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PA urges FIFA to act on 'settlement clubs'

Palestinian Football Association urges governing body to act to ban Israelis clubs in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 10/13/2016, 5:34 AM

New FIFA chief seeks resolution on 'settlements'

New president of FIFA says he would make finding a resolution to the conflict over Israeli soccer teams in Judea and Samaria "a priority".Elad Benari, 10/7/2016, 5:15 AM

FIFA fines Italian soccer 27,000 euro

FIFA fined Italian soccer federation, after fans flashed Nazi salute at World Cup qualifier.Tal Polon, 10/4/2016, 11:26 PM

FIFA urged to stop games on 'stolen land'

Human Rights Watch urges governing body of international soccer to quit sponsoring Israeli matches in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 9/27/2016, 6:15 AM

Pope Francis to hold 2nd Soccer for Peace match

Israeli soccer player Eran Zahavi headlines video announcing Pope Francis’ second Soccer for Peace exhibition match.JTA, 9/16/2016, 5:03 AM

Italian soccer player suspended for fascist tattoo

Former Italian soccer player known for his pro-fascist views suspended as a TV commentator after displaying a tattoo referring to Mussolini.Arutz Sheva Staff and JTA, 9/16/2016, 4:42 AM

European MPs ask FIFA to ban 'settlement' clubs

66 members of the European Parliament sign letter asking FIFA President to prevent clubs from Judea and Samaria from playing.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/10/2016, 12:25 AM

Italy condemns soccer fans' fascist salute

Italian football federation condemns group of traveling Italy fans who gave fascist salutes before a game against Israel in Haifa.Elad Benari, 9/9/2016, 5:42 AM

Inspired Israel falls short against Italy

Heavy underdogs Israel produce excellent performance in loss to soccer giants Italy, providing hope for long-term future.Shai Landesman, 9/5/2016, 11:46 PM

Poland: Demonstration features burning Jews

Several dozen soccer fans in Poland hang banner containing anti-Semitic language at a train station in Lodz.JTA, 8/30/2016, 2:24 AM

PLO flags waved at Beitar Jerusalem game

Fans wave PLO flags at Beitar Jerusalem-Saint-Étienne match in France, while Israeli fans are prohibited from bringing in Israeli flags.Neri Weiss, 8/26/2016, 2:12 AM

Israeli teams prepare for crucial European clashes

Betar Jerusalem and Maccabi Tel Aviv aim to advance to Europa League group stages as they both play their last qualification game tonight.Shai Landesman, 8/25/2016, 11:19 AM

Soccer team could be punished over PLO flags

UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Celtic after some of its supporters waved PLO flags during a match against Hapoel Be'er Sheva.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/19/2016, 11:33 PM

Malaysia refuses to host FIFA because of Israel

Hamas praises and blesses Malaysia for the decision.Hillel Fendel, 8/19/2016, 3:48 PM

Maccabi Tel Aviv salvages win for Israeli soccer

Last year's runner up is sole Israeli team to win in Europe this week, defeating Hajduk Split of Croatia 2-1.Shai Landesman, 8/19/2016, 11:12 AM

St. Ettiene rule in Jerusalem

French side come into hostile Teddy stadium and defeats Betar 2-1, putting Europa League in jeopardy for Jerusalemites.Shai Landesman, 8/18/2016, 2:27 PM

Betar Jerusalem prepares to host St. Etienne

In final round of Europa League qualification, embattled Jerusalem soccer club hopes to give their season a huge boost.Shai Landesman, 8/16/2016, 8:37 AM

PA soccer cup goes ahead

Palestinian Cup in soccer to be decided Tuesday. It was postponed when Israel refused to let players in from Gaza due to security concerns.Ben Ariel, 8/2/2016, 1:05 AM

PA soccer federation complains against Israel

Head of the Palestinian soccer federation complains to FIFA over Israel preventing PA soccer players from entering Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 8/1/2016, 5:13 AM

Athletes Messi, Pistorius sentenced to jail

Soccer star Lionel Messi sentenced to 21 months for tax fraud, former Olympian Pistorius receives six years for murder.Matt Wanderman, 7/6/2016, 5:31 PM

Jewish coach leads Colombia soccer team

Colombia's national soccer team finishes third in Copa America Centenario tournament led by its Jewish coach, Jose Pekerman.JTA, 6/28/2016, 1:59 AM

Hungarians make Nazi salutes during Euro 2016

Hungarian soccer fans clash with French police and stewards, police to investigate for anti-Semitism.Shoshana Miskin Perez, 6/20/2016, 9:28 AM

Beckham: I feel Jewish because of my grandfather

Soccer star David Beckham said that he feels Jewish because of his grandfather who took him to synagogue.Shoshana Miskin Perez, 6/19/2016, 8:47 PM

Argentine-Israeli soccer star powers team to title

Eial Strahman, formerly of Maccabi Haifa, leads Argentine team to title and a promotion to premier A league, gets dubbed 'super hero.'JTA, 6/8/2016, 7:19 AM

Kids' soccer bridges Israel's religious divide

'Tzav Pius' initiative seeks to break secular-religious divide by scheduling games on days other than Shabbat.Ben Sales, 5/17/2016, 9:00 PM

'Bomb' at soccer stadium was a training device

Suspicious item discovered at the Old Trafford stadium was not a bomb but, in fact, a training device, says police.Ben Ariel, 5/16/2016, 2:43 AM

Suspected bomb detonated at UK soccer match

Package gets blown up by bomb squad, after evacuating fans and causing season finale for Manchester United to be canceled.Ari Yashar, 5/15/2016, 10:50 PM

Dutch soccer club to punish 'burn the Jews' fans

Dozens of PSV Eindhoven fans were filmed singing grossly anti-Semitic song; club vows to identify and punish them.JTA, 5/12/2016, 6:57 PM

Italy soccer team punished for anti-Semitic chants

Juventus fans had chanted anti-Semitic slogans at rival fans from Palermo; team gets slapped on the wrist.JTA, 4/19/2016, 10:08 PM

German team apologizes over 'Auschwitz' tweet

Bayern Munich apologizes after a graphic posted on their Twitter account was misinterpreted as having links to Auschwitz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2016, 5:12 AM

Real Madrid to host young survivor of Duma arson

Real Madrid will welcome Duma survivor Ahmad Dawabsha, 5, who will meet star Cristiano Ronaldo.Gil Ronen, 3/8/2016, 9:20 PM

France to hold soccer terror attack simulation

Ahead of Euro 2016 championship, France to prep for an attack, keeping in mind November attack on Stade de France - which is site of final.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2016, 9:01 PM

Egypt rejects friendly soccer match with Israel

Egyptian national team rejects Israeli proposal for a friendly match, explains it would not be tolerated by the Egyptian people.Ben Ariel, 3/3/2016, 5:42 AM

Saudi soccer teams fear for their lives in Iran

Due to fear of death, Saudi soccer teams are demanding that matches against Iranian teams be switched to a neutral country or dropped.Shimon Cohen, 1/11/2016, 10:16 AM

Turkish soccer fans boo during moment of silence

Turkish soccer fans boo, allegedly shout "Allahu Akbar" during a minute’s silence for the victims of the Paris attacks.Ben Ariel, 11/18/2015, 1:15 AM

PA names soccer tournament after Old City murderer

Muhannad Halabi, who stabbed two Israelis to death in early October, has his name grace Yasser Arafat Youth Center tournament.Ari Yashar, 11/4/2015, 8:25 PM

Italian soccer chief under fire for anti-Semitism

Head of the Italian football federation allegedly called Jewish owner of a team "lousy Jew".Ben Ariel, 11/2/2015, 5:15 AM

A-G Allows Soccer Games on Shabbat

Soccer games to be allowed on the Jewish day of rest so as not to change the status quo, Yehuda Weinstein rules.Tova Dvorin, 9/9/2015, 7:20 PM

Rivlin: Sabbath Soccer Should Continue

President says going to synagogue and then to the soccer game is what Israelis do on Sabbaths.Gil Ronen, 9/9/2015, 10:56 AM

Israeli 'Black Magic' and Mincha at Wales Stadium

Sunday's Euro 2016 Israel vs. Wales qualifier made headlines for all sorts of reasons other than the football.Ari Soffer, 9/8/2015, 11:23 AM

Soccer League Strike over Sabbath Looms

Soccer games may be suspended starting this Saturday, after Labor Court ruled Sabbath games illegal.Nitsan Keidar, 9/7/2015, 1:50 PM

Cardiff Cancels Israeli Exhibit Due to BDS

Fearing being seen as 'politically biased,' city council removes exhibit on soccer, diversity. Envoys: Wales threatened by 'thugs.'Tova Dvorin, Chicago, 9/4/2015, 9:24 PM

IFA Demands Saturday Soccer Games

If Aryeh Deri does not issue a permit for Saturday soccer games, there will be no soccer games at all, the Football Association said.Moshe Cohen, 8/31/2015, 9:42 PM

PA Soccer Chief Meets Israeli Counterpart

A few months after trying to have Israel suspended from FIFA, Jibril Rajoub meets Israeli counterpart Ofer Eini.Nitsan Keidar and Ben Ariel, 8/27/2015, 3:16 AM

Labor Court Nixes Shabbat Soccer Games

Players score victory as they turn to Labor Court against management decision to play on Sabbath.Hezki Baruch, 8/20/2015, 6:21 PM

'State Babies Terrorists, Bans Religious Players'

Hapoel Afula player slams decision to hold central games on Shabbat, and 'TV puppets' who say 'homos are OK, religious Jews - that's crazy.'Ari Yashar, 8/19/2015, 4:41 PM

Israeli Players Attacked by Fans in Bulgaria

CSKA Sofia fans storm onto field, chase players from the Israeli club Ashdod.Nitsan Keidar, 8/3/2015, 5:14 AM

Belgian Team Faces Punishment Over Anti-Semitism

UEFA likely to fine Charleroi soccer team after its fans used the Nazi salute in taunting Beitar Jerusalem fans.Nitsan Keidar, 7/22/2015, 12:16 AM

Org. Flagged as 'Racist' After Soccer Violence

Fan organization associated with Beitar Jerusalem may be stripped of its status after members allegedly threw smoke bombs on the field.Orly Harari, 7/18/2015, 9:50 PM

Netanyahu to Probe Beitar Fans' Behavior

PM Netanyahu says he will launch a probe into a the behavior of some fans of Beitar Jerusalem soccer team who rioted at a match in Belgium.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/17/2015, 10:23 PM

Israeli NGO Takes on Barcelona's Sponsor of Qatar

Shurat HaDin writes to current Barcelona soccer team leader demanding end to support for Qatar, which hosts Hamas leaders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2015, 4:31 PM

Swastika Found on Croatian Soccer Pitch

Croatian team apologizes for 'act of sabotage' before match against Italy; could face sanctions.Tova Dvorin, 6/14/2015, 1:43 PM

Whistleblower: Qatar Set to Lose 2022 World Cup

According to a whistleblower who is working with the FBI, Qatar is likely to have its 2022 World Cup bid canceled after all.Moshe Cohen, 6/7/2015, 5:12 PM

Sick Hamas Soccer Poster Features Dead Soldiers

Gaza cup framed as 'Goldin vs. Shaul' in cynical poster; surfaces weeks after world debate on politics and sport.Tova Dvorin, 6/7/2015, 10:59 AM

Rajoub: FIFA Suspension Still on the Table

Palestine Football Association head clarifies he plans to move forward with having Israel suspended from FIFA.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 5/31/2015, 6:06 AM

PA Drops Proposal to Ban Israel from FIFA

Israel's future in world soccer will be decided; pro Palestinians storm hall, throw red cards at Israeli delegation; reports of bomb scare.Tova Dvorin, 5/29/2015, 4:23 PM

Muslim Soccer Team Refuses to Play Team With Girls

Muslim high school team in Canada raises gender flap, despite association rules allowing female players at schools without girls teams.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 5/29/2015, 2:56 PM