Lionel Messi & Argentina's soccer team arrive in Israel

Argentinian national soccer team arrives in Israel ahead of much-anticipated soccer match against Uruguay in Tel AvivYoni Kempinski, 11/17/2019, 9:34 PM

Retired soccer players play for peace

Brazilian veteran soccer legends beat Israel’s in ‘peace match’ in Haifa.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 10/30/2019, 2:34 PM

A year later, Argentine soccer team to play in Israel

Argentina’s national soccer team to play in Israel, a year after previous friendly match was cancelled due to BDS pressure.Elad Benari, 10/25/2019, 6:25 AM

A first: Saudi soccer team to play against Palestinian Authority

For first time ever, Saudi national soccer team to play against PA team in Samaria, despite need to receive permission from Israel.AFP, 10/4/2019, 8:21 AM

Israel denies entry to Gazan soccer players

PA soccer chief livid after Israel denies travel permits to Gazan soccer players due to their links to terrorism.Elad Benari, 9/24/2019, 5:34 AM

Jewish and Arab girls practice soccer together

Girls' soccer teams from around Israel, as well as PA Arab girls' soccer group, meet Chelsea Football Club delegates for special training.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2019, 12:28 PM

Will fans be allowed to wave the Israeli flag?

FM Katz orders Israeli Embassy in France to work towards cancelling restriction on Israeli flag by Maccabi Haifa fans at Strasbourg game.Mordechai Sones, 7/25/2019, 2:47 PM

'Palestine Cup' postponed after Israel refuses travel permits

Palestinian Authority soccer final pushed off after Israel refuses to grant travel permits for Gaza players, citing security concerns.Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP, 7/3/2019, 2:59 PM

Chelsea FC Women to play Israel Women’s National Team

Chelsea FC Women to travel to Tel-Aviv to face Israeli women’s national team for 'friendly' match staged to celebrate women’s football.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2019, 12:45 PM

All-time top foreign soccer scorer to be deported from Israel

Interior Ministry says it sees no reason to authorize stay of Argentinian player Pedro Galvan and his family after his contract canceled.JTA, 6/18/2019, 5:26 PM

Drowning out jeers, Polish soccer fans applaud Israeli anthem

Thousands of Polish soccer fans attending match in Warsaw between their national team and Israel’s applaud during the playing of 'Hatikvah.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 6/12/2019, 6:01 PM

Polish soccer team calls win over Israeli team a 'pogrom'

Official Facebook page of Polish soccer team says it inflicted "a pogrom" on Israeli team with 4 to 0 win.Cnaan Liphshiz, 6/12/2019, 11:56 AM

PA soccer chief urges Spanish team not to play in Jerusalem

Jibril Rajoub pressuring Atlético Madrid to cancel game in Jerusalem as he is being treated at an Israeli hospital.Elad Benari, 5/10/2019, 4:02 AM

2 of Europe's best 'Jewish' soccer teams vying to make history

Two teams associated with Jews - Dutch club Ajax English team Tottenham - compete in semifinals of Champions League.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 5/8/2019, 9:30 PM

German soccer team to wear special jerseys after anti-Semitism

German soccer team Ingolstadt to wear jerseys with an anti-fascist message in response anti-Semitic abuse against Israeli player.Elad Benari, 3/17/2019, 4:44 AM

Germany: Anti-Semitic tweet against Israeli footballer

German police open investigation after soccer fan tweets Holocaust-related anti-Semitic insult against Israeli player on opposing team.AFP, 3/10/2019, 1:57 PM

Soccer team owner: I have decided to enter politics

Alona Barkat, who owns Hapoel Beer Sheva soccer team, announces she is joining the New Right party.Hezki Baruch, 2/7/2019, 1:58 PM

Report: Soccer team owner Alona Barkat to join New Right list

Bennett and Shaked reportedly offered Barkat, who is ex-Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat's sister-in-law, third spot on the list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2019, 9:26 AM

Dutch soccer fans chant ‘Jews burn best’ on Holocaust mem'l day

Police arrest soccer fans who sang anti-Semitic chant about Jews and Nazi SS on Holocaust memorial day.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 2/5/2019, 2:47 PM

One injured in Israeli Arab soccer riot

Fans of Israeli Arab Sahknin soccer team throw chairs, bottles, and even benches onto field following loss to Maccabi Petah Tikva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2019, 10:57 PM

Brazilian soccer team raises Holocaust awareness

One of Brazil’s most popular soccer teams joins global initiative to raise awareness about the Holocaust and dangers of anti-Semitism.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 1/17/2019, 7:42 AM

PA rejects soccer players who played in Israel

PA soccer federation head Jibril Rajoub bans Arab players who are playing in Israeli leagues from being part of “Palestine” soccer team.Elad Benari, 1/8/2019, 6:37 AM

NY rabbi to advise Qatar on welcoming Jews to the 2022 World Cup

Gulf Arab state taps rabbi to help country host Jewish fans to World Cup.Marcy Oster, JTA, 12/28/2018, 7:35 AM

Belgian soccer fans chant about burning Jews

Soccer fans in Belgium sing about 'burning the Jews, because they burn best,' drawing condemnation from team, which banned several fans.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/20/2018, 9:48 PM

Argentina: Soccer fans chant ‘killing the Jews to make soap’

Home-team fans chant about 'killing the Jews to make soap' during match with team associated with Jews, riot when the visitors win.JTA, 11/25/2018, 10:25 AM

Sabbath-observant soccer fans travel to Spain to watch match

Group of Argentinian Jewish soccer fans fly to Spain for final match - only to find game has been delayed due to weather.JTA, 11/11/2018, 6:37 PM

Soccer teams ask to change finals ‘to respect Jewish community’

Presidents of two soccer club finalists for Libertadores cup ask that final match be rescheduled 'to respect our Jewish fans'.JTA - Mordechai Sones, 11/5/2018, 4:02 PM

European soccer lifts ban on airing World Cup in Judea, Samaria

Public broadcaster will be allowed to air preliminary games of the World Cup and Euro 2020 - including in communities of Judea and Samaria.JTA, 10/24/2018, 8:27 PM

Regev: 'UEFA scores own goal'

Culture and Sport Minister attacks European Football Association demand not to broadcast Israeli team matches to Judea and Samaria.Mordechai Sones, 10/7/2018, 6:43 PM

Israeli national team won't be broadcast in Judea and Samaria?

Israeli broadcaster reportedly not allowed to broadcast in Judea and Samaria national team qualifying matches for Euro and World Cup.Mordechai Sones, 10/7/2018, 1:14 PM

Real Madrid's guest of honor is teen terrorist

Soccer club hosts teen terrorist Ahed Tamimi, gifts her personalized soccer shirt in public ceremony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/29/2018, 9:30 PM

French soccer club to ban fan who used Nazi salute

Lyon supporter who made Nazi salute during game against Manchester to be banned from attending further games.JTA, 9/20/2018, 10:49 PM

Argentinian soccer star scrambles to stay in Israel

Argentinian soccer player living in Israel for a decade loses contract - and faces deportation - but hopes to stay in country.JTA, 9/2/2018, 3:58 PM

Rajoub to appeal FIFA suspension

Head of PA soccer federation says he will appeal FIFA’s year-long ban on him for inciting fans against Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.Ben Ariel, 8/26/2018, 5:55 AM

PA soccer chief criticizes FIFA suspension, blames Israel

Jibril Rajoub says FIFA decision to suspend him for one year is based on misinformation based in Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/25/2018, 1:07 AM

FIFA suspends PA's soccer czar over call to burn Messi shirts

"The Disciplinary Committee has decided that Jibril Rajoub's utterances promote hatred and violence."Guy Cohen, 8/24/2018, 4:20 PM

Iran: Soccer fans shout 'death to the dictator'

Local police beat soccer fans calling for death of Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/11/2018, 9:31 PM

Iraqi national soccer team visits Temple Mount

Iraqi soccer team visits PA, plays against PA team while fans wave banners of Saddam Hussein.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2018, 5:21 PM

Kosher food stand opens in iconic Buenos Aires soccer stadium

First kosher fast food stand in a Latin American soccer stadium opens after Chabad initiative.JTA, 8/6/2018, 5:16 PM

Iraqi soccer team plans to play in Ramallah

Iraq's national soccer team planning to travel to Ramallah to face off against PA team. Permission from Israel is required.Ben Ariel, 7/31/2018, 6:45 AM

Could Messi visit Israel after all?

Plans reportedly underway for friendly match in Haifa between Barcelona FC and Atletico Madrid.Ben Ariel, 7/13/2018, 5:43 AM

Thailand: Rescuer dies from lack of oxygen

Former Thai Navy SEAL dies while trying to save trapped children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2018, 8:54 AM

Boys soccer team found in cave after 9 days missing

All 12 boys and football coach found alive after nine days missing in caves in Thailand.Mordechai Sones, 7/2/2018, 9:35 PM

Netanyahu to attend World Cup final?

Vladimir Putin reportedly invites Israeli PM to attend soccer World Cup final in Moscow.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2018, 6:02 PM

Israeli soccer fans harassed at World Cup in Moscow

Hecklers chase, curse, Israelis at World Cup matches in Russia.JTA, 6/23/2018, 11:23 PM

Billionaire helps brings ill Israeli kids to World Cup

Russian Jewish billionaire Roman Abramovich donates large sum to help bring children with serious illnesses to see soccer World Cup.JTA, 6/21/2018, 10:05 PM

FIFA asked to ban anti-Israel Iranian soccer player

Soccer fans file complaint FIFA against Iranian forward who reposted Khamenei's anti-Israel tweet.Elad Benari, 6/19/2018, 5:37 AM

World Cup reaches zoo

Caretakers at Ramat Gan Safari perform special activity for lions with soccer ball, leading to fascinating results.Mordechai Sones, 6/18/2018, 7:22 PM

Israeli embassy wishes Argentina soccer team success

Israeli embassy in Argentina creates video in support of country’s national soccer team.JTA, 6/18/2018, 5:41 PM

How geopolitics keeps Israel out of World Cup contention

Israel's expulsion from soccer league hosting most Middle East nations hamper country's ability to progress towards World Cup.Charles Dunst, JTA, 6/15/2018, 7:28 AM

'FIFA should give Rajoub a red card'

Sports Minister praises FIFA for open disciplinary proceedings against PA soccer chief. 'No place for terrorists in soccer.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2018, 6:59 PM

Argentine, global Jewish groups decry soccer match cancellation

Argentina’s Jewish political umbrella DAIA says national soccer team 'capitulated' to terrorists in cancelling game in Israel.JTA, 6/10/2018, 7:38 PM

Abbas thanks Argentina for cancelling soccer game

PA chairman welcomes efforts to prevent Israel from "harming the status of Jerusalem".Elad Benari, 6/8/2018, 2:05 AM

Serial cancellation? Argentinian team nixed meeting with Pope

Even before cancellation of friendly match with Israel, Argentinian national team cancelled preplanned meeting with Pope, born in Argentina.Nitzan Keidar, 6/7/2018, 10:16 AM

WJC: Cancellation of soccer game sets dangerous precedent

World Jewish Congress condemns cancellation of friendly match between Israel and Argentina.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/7/2018, 6:35 AM

Hamas welcomes cancellation of Argentina-Israel soccer game

Hamas praises Argentina’s national soccer team for cancelling friendly match with Israel, calls for Israel's "true image" to be exposed.Elad Benari, 6/7/2018, 3:37 AM

Italy's Vice Premier: Hatred should not block a sporting event

Italy’s Vice Premier and Interior Minister expresses solidarity with Israel after Argentina-Israel friendly match is cancelled.Ben Ariel, 6/7/2018, 2:05 AM