Netanyahu Blasts Palestinian '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 in Dispute with PA

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

Rajoub Vows to Push Ahead with Israel Ban from FIFA

Palestinian Football Association head vows to push ahead with efforts to have Israel suspended from FIFA.Ben Ariel, 5/11/2015, 6:16 AM

FIFA to Meet Israeli and Palestinian Soccer Federations

FIFA to host the leaders of the Israeli and Palestinian Authority’s soccer federations ahead of vote on Israel'suspension.Ben Ariel, 5/7/2015, 5:12 AM

Jibril Rajoub Tries to 'Pray' at Jewish Site, Gets Chased Away

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

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 President Rejects PA Bid for Soccer Ban on '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

Iranian Women Can Attend Sporting Events... Maybe, Says Official

Iran's ayatollahs on Sunday permitted women to attend sporting events, from which they have been banned since 1979.Moshe Cohen, 4/5/2015, 6:58 PM

PA Asks FIFA to Suspend Israel

The Palestinian Football Association asks that FIFA suspend Israel for restricting the movement of Palestinian Arab players.Nitsan Keidar, 3/31/2015, 4:16 AM

FIFA Visits Gaza to Help Rebuild Soccer Stadiums

A delegation from FIFA arrived in Gaza on Monday to help rebuild stadiums damaged during last summer's war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2015, 10:53 PM

FIFA President Reiterates Qatar Will Host 2022 World Cup

Despite a report indicating corruption, FIFA’s president says it would take "an earthquake" for Qatar not to host the 2022 World Cup.Ben Ariel, Canada, 12/19/2014, 9:56 PM

It's OK to Spin for Terrorists, but Not the World Cup

Representing sports is off-limits, but terrorists are acceptable. Ronn Torossian, 11/28/2014, 9:03 AM

Did FIFA Cancel Qatar's Hosting of 2022 Games?

German newspaper quotes FIFA president as saying that Qatar won't host 2022 World Cup, but FIFA denies the report.Ben Ariel, 11/11/2014, 5:14 AM

MK: Hopeful World Cup Won't Be in Qatar

More officials from around the world want to move the World Cup games from Hamas sponsor Qatar.Moshe Cohen, 9/21/2014, 10:07 PM

Nazi Sympathizer Rushes Field at World Cup, FIFA Does Nothing

Report: Eyewitnesses say neo-Nazi displaying anti-Semitic insignia at Germany-Ghana game stopped by infielder, not security.Tova Dvorin, 6/22/2014, 9:30 AM

'Palestine' Soccer Player Manipulates Position to Aid Hamas

Sport Minister writes to FIFA, calls for condemnation of reports that player met Hamas terrorist abroad, got money and messages.Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar, 6/10/2014, 5:57 PM

FIFA Allows Religious Head Coverings at World Matches

Jewish players will be allowed to wear kippahs at world soccer games, after FIFA lifts a ban on head covers for religious purposes.Elad Benari, 3/2/2014, 4:10 AM

ADL Urges FIFA Action Over Chilean Team's Jersey

ADL urges FIFA to hold the Chilean El Palestino Club soccer team accountable for its shirt which presents Israel as "Palestinian territory".Elad Benari, 1/10/2014, 3:42 AM

Israel Caves to Pressure, Allows Arab Soccer Players to Enter PA

Israel has reportedly bowed to pressure from UEFA to allow Arab youth football teams into areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.Elad Benari, 8/17/2013, 1:05 AM

FIFA Threatens To Kick Israel Out of the League

The Palestinian Football Association urges FIFA to expel Israel; President Blatter says: "I hope we won’t need to suspend Israel."Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/15/2013, 7:46 PM

Netanyahu: Hamas Committed a 'Double War Crime'

Netanyahu presents FIFA President with concrete evidence of Hamas using soccer fields as bases for launching rockets.Elad Benari, 7/10/2013, 3:15 AM