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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

Herzog Speaks Out Against Banning Israel from FIFA

"Boycotting Israel would be a red penalty card for FIFA," says opposition chairman who says he supports Netanyahu on this issue.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 5/29/2015, 3:43 AM

FIFA Scandal May Delay Vote to Ban Israel

With FIFA in turmoil, a meeting to discuss the PA's demand that Israel be banned from international soccer may be postponed.Yaakov Levi, 5/28/2015, 8:09 AM

Israel-PA FIFA Talks, Like Peace Talks, Go Nowhere

Arab delegations walk out of meeting attempting to resolve PA BDS attempt against Israeli soccer team.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/27/2015, 9:09 PM

Israel Asks UEFA Head to Speak Out Against PA Ban

Israel Football Association appeals to UEFA president Michel Platini to speak out against the PA's to vote the IFA out of FIFA.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/22/2015, 9:45 PM

Danon: Boycott the Boycotters

Science and Technology Minister Danny Danon says calls to boycott FIFA only hurt the 'Palestinian cause.'Hezki Baruch, 5/20/2015, 10:40 PM

Agreement Reached for Israel-'Palestine' Match

FIFA President Sepp Blatter tells journalists Israeli PM agreed to facilitate friendly match at some point 'in future.'Ari Soffer, 5/19/2015, 9:40 PM

Bibi Blasts PA's 'Politicization of Football'

In meeting with FIFA head Sepp Blatter, PM attacks PA attempts to ban Israel; 'If you politicize it once, you politicize it for everyone.'Ari Soffer, 5/19/2015, 6:52 PM

Israel Slams 'Cynical' PA Bid to Oust it from FIFA

Israel Football Association chief notes PA push has 'nothing to do with sports' and could set dangerous precedents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2015, 3:08 PM

FIFA President Asks Israel to Make Concession

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he hopes to head off a vote to suspend Israel, but also urges Israel to make a concession.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/16/2015, 12:45 AM

Video: Liberman Header Ties Knesset Soccer Game

Resigning foreign minister led Knesset team in match against members of the Russian Jewish Congress.Gil Ronen, 5/8/2015, 9:45 AM

Jibril Rajoub Tries to 'Pray' at Jewish Site

Worshippers at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron chased away an unwanted guest – Jibril Rajoub, a top Palestinian Authority terrorist.Yaakov Levi, 5/7/2015, 1:12 AM

FIFA to Discuss Suspending Israel

FIFA to discuss Palestinian Arab request to suspend Israel from world soccer due to restrictions limiting movement of Palestinian players.Ben Ariel, 5/5/2015, 5:45 AM

Arab Soccer Team Honors Traitor Ex-MK Bishara

Nazareth soccer club to hold a special reception honoring Balad founder who spied for Hezbollah, right before it plays in league semifinals.Shimon Cohen, Gil Ronen, 4/29/2015, 1:56 PM

Israeli Soccer Assoc. Says No to Gay Pride Flags

Notice sent to teams after attorney's petition against Jerusalem club's replacement of corner flags with rainbow 'gay pride' flags.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 4/28/2015, 4:07 PM

German Police Apologize for Banning Israeli Flag

Berlin's police apologize after a guard ordered "Jewish flags" removed during a soccer game in the German capital.Ben Ariel, 4/28/2015, 4:45 AM

Call to Try Jerusalem Soccer Team over 'Gay Pride'

Attorney Ben-Gvir urges Israeli soccer association to put Hapoel Katamon on trial, after it replaces corner flag with rainbow flag.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 4/27/2015, 12:30 PM

Report: Israelis Banned from French Soccer Tickets

Israelis have apparently been banned from buying tickets to see the Paris St. Germain soccer team in action.Moshe Cohen, 4/26/2015, 10:56 PM

Israelis Seek to Halt PA's 'Soccer Intifada'

The Palestinian Authority is determined to get Israel booted out of FIFA, and Israeli officials are headed to Switzerland to prevent that.Moshe Cohen, 4/20/2015, 1:16 AM

FIFA Pres. Rejects PA Bid to Ban 'Racist' Israel

Soccer federation president dismisses says ban would 'harm the whole organization,' ahead of meeting with PA minister Jibril Rajoub.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2015, 11:10 AM

Dutch Soccer Fans Chant 'Jews Burn the Best'

Uproar after FC Utrecht fans chant 'disgusting' anti-Semitic slurs, including 'my mother burned Jews in the SS,' during weekend match.Ari Yashar, 4/7/2015, 9:02 PM

Watch: Soccer Fans Chant 'Kill the Jews' in Vienna

Group of Bosnian soccer fans, in Vienna for international match, join pro-Palestinian protest which quickly turned anti-Semitic.Cynthia Blank , 4/5/2015, 2:26 PM

Rajoub: Fight 'To the End' to for FIFA Ejection

The Palestinian Authority is determined to get Israel booted out of international soccer organization FIFA, Jibril Rajoub said.Moshe Cohen, 4/2/2015, 8:29 AM