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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

Why is the state not stopping soccer games on Shabbat?

High Court questions why Att'y General did not enforce labor court ruling that National League players cannot be forced to play on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/4/2016, 12:14 PM

No extra security for Israeli coach in Egypt

Egypt will not provide extra security for Ghana coach Avram Grant despite alleged plots to attack him.Neri Weiss, 11/4/2016, 2:45 AM

PA threatens legal action over 'settlement' soccer clubs

Head of Palestine Football Association threatens to turn to sports court if FIFA fails to ban Israeli clubs in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 11/2/2016, 5:42 AM

Arab soccer players refuse to sing national anthem

Arab former soccer player says he wouldn't sing the national anthem with the rest of the team.Yoel Domb, 10/26/2016, 8:15 PM

Police arrest coach whose team honored Jerusalem terrorist

Israel Police arrest the coach of eastern Jerusalem soccer team which held a moment of silence for Ammunition Hill terrorist.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/16/2016, 9:36 PM

FIFA postpones decision on 'settlement clubs'

World soccer’s governing body puts off a decision on Israeli clubs based in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/14/2016, 11:58 PM

Muslims hold 'Moment of Silence' to honor terrorist

Palestinian soccer league holds moment of silence to honor terrorists.Neri Weiss, 10/14/2016, 7:37 AM

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 'settlement teams'

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 for fans' Nazi salute

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 allowing games on 'stolen Palestinian 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 TV suspends former soccer player 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 Israeli '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 fans' fascist salute during soccer game in Haifa

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 rock-solid 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 in effigy

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

Scottish 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 Israeli presence

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

French soccer team 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 tough St. Etienne side

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 after it complains about Israel

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

Palestinian 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 Lionel Messi, Oscar 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 in Copa tournament

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

Hungarian hooligans seen making 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

David 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 league promotion

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 leagues aim to bridge 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 UK soccer stadium turns out to be 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 fans who sang about burning Jews

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

Italian soccer team punished for anti-Semitic chants of fans

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 soccer 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 Arab 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

Egyptian soccer association rejects friendly 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 for Paris

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-Semitic remarks

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 Cardiff 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 Soccer Exhibit Due to BDS Pressure

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 - Otherwise, No 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 Shakes Hands with 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 Pampers Terrorists, Bans Religious Soccer 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 Soccer 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