News and updates about FIFA

Over Gaza war:

PA seeks FIFA sanctions against Israel

Palestinian Authority’s soccer association planning to call on FIFA to sanction Israel due its “international law violations".

PA seeks FIFA sanctions against Israel

Iran seeks to ban Israel from world soccer

Iran's soccer federation asks FIFA, the governing body of world soccer, to suspend Israel's due to the war in Gaza.

Iran seeks to ban Israel from world soccer

Argentinian national soccer team to play in Israel

Netanyahu meets FIFA Vice President, who tells him he had agreed on Messi and his teammates arriving in Israel for exhibition games.

Argentinian national soccer team to play in Israel

Sports history:

Israel beats Korea, finishes third in U-20 World Cup

Israel beat Korea 3:1 to take third place in the 2023 Under 20 World Cup.

Israel beats Korea, finishes third in U-20 World Cup

Iraqi sports sites erase miracle Israeli soccer team

Sites report results of Israeli team's games at FIFA U20 World Cup without showing the flag or name of the winning team.

Iraqi sports sites erase miracle Israeli soccer team

Israeli team upsets Brazil, goes to under-20 semifinals

An overtime goal against the favored Brazilian team saw the Israeli team advance to the semifinal round of the FIFA U20 World Cup.

Israeli team upsets Brazil, goes to under-20 semifinals

Due to calls to boycott Israel:

Indonesia stripped of hosting U20 World Cup

FIFA announces Indonesia won't host men's Under-20 World Cup amid political turmoil regarding Israel's participation.

Indonesia stripped of hosting U20 World Cup

Indonesian President:

'Our policy towards Palestine hasn't changed'

Indonesia's President says Israel's participation in soccer tournament in his country means no change to its foreign policy.

'Our policy towards Palestine hasn't changed'

Due to Indonesia-Israel issues:

FIFA delays U20 World Cup draw

Israel and Indonesia do not have diplomatic relations, and Bali governor called to ban Israel from taking part in the tournament.

FIFA delays U20 World Cup draw

Zelenskyy's office blasts FIFA for rebuffing him

Ukraine’s presidential office criticizes FIFA after it refused to show video message from Zelenskyy before World Cup final.

Zelenskyy's office blasts FIFA for rebuffing him

FIFA rebuffs Zelenskyy's request to share message at World Cup

CNN reports: Request by Ukrainian President to share message of world peace prior to kickoff at World Cup final has been rebuffed by FIFA.

FIFA rebuffs Zelenskyy's request to share message at World Cup

Egyptian commentator: For Iranian players US is 'Great Satan'

Egyptian sports commentator & retired soccer player points out that the 'Zionist entity' was in the same group as a team FIFA wanted to ban.

Egyptian commentator: For Iranian players US is 'Great Satan'

FIFA ban driving sales of LGBT armbands?

The 'OneLove' armbands are the hottest product on the market following Qatar's dismissal of the human rights gesture.

FIFA ban driving sales of LGBT armbands?

Ahead of World Cup, Israel warns citizens to take precautions

Qatar to allow Israeli fans into World Cup, but Jerusalem warns visitors to ‘downplay Israeli identity.’

Ahead of World Cup, Israel warns citizens to take precautions

Scottish Football Association fined for fans booing Hatikvah

Scottish fans booing Israeli national anthem during World Cup qualifying match leads to fine by FIFA.

Scottish Football Association fined for fans booing Hatikvah

Top Polish soccer referee blasted for offensive rant about Jews

Senior referee responds to program combating anti-Semitism in soccer with rant that plays on offensive stereotypes.

Top Polish soccer referee blasted for offensive rant about Jews

FIFA President offers Israel to host some 2030 World Cup games

Prime Minister Bennett meets FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

FIFA President offers Israel to host some 2030 World Cup games

UAE soccer association to sign agreement with Israel

UAE’s soccer association announces it will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Israeli soccer association on Monday in Dubai.

UAE soccer association to sign agreement with Israel

PA soccer chief loses appeal against FIFA suspension

Court of Arbitration for Sport dismisses Jibril Rajoub's appeal against his year long ban from FIFA for "inciting hatred and violence".

PA soccer chief loses appeal against FIFA suspension

US soccer women score big win…also for Trump

US soccer women score big win…also for Trump

Unprecedented:

FIFA adopts PMW complaint against PA leader Rajoub

FIFA Ethics Committee notifies PA Football Association head Jibril Rajoub based on PMW evidence it has opened investigation against him.

FIFA adopts PMW complaint against PA leader Rajoub

Regev: 'UEFA scores own goal'

Culture and Sport Minister attacks European Football Association demand not to broadcast Israeli team matches to Judea and Samaria.

Regev: 'UEFA scores own goal'

'Inciting to murder Israelis didn't seem to bother FIFA'

Why was PA soccer head only booted from FIFA after his calls against Messi? 'When Rajoub incited to murder Israelis, FIFA was silent.'

'Inciting to murder Israelis didn't seem to bother FIFA'

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.

Rajoub to appeal FIFA suspension

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.

PA soccer chief criticizes FIFA suspension, blames Israel

Why Gazan soccer fans could not find a FIFA team to support

Why Gazan soccer fans could not find a FIFA team to support

Internal Security Minister to Legal Advisor: Investigate Rajoub

Erdan details Rajoub's activity to prevent soccer match between Israel and Argentina, adding quotes including incitement to attacks.

Internal Security Minister to Legal Advisor: Investigate Rajoub

FIFA asked to ban anti-Israel Iranian soccer player

Soccer fans file complaint FIFA against Iranian forward who reposted Khamenei's anti-Israel tweet.

FIFA asked to ban anti-Israel Iranian soccer player

FIFA confirms taking action against PA soccer chief

Governing body of soccer confirms disciplinary proceedings have started against Jibril Rajoub over his remarks against Messi.

FIFA confirms taking action against PA soccer chief

'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.'

'FIFA should give Rajoub a red card'

FIFA to open disciplinary proceedings against Jibril Rajoub

FIFA votes against Palestinian Authority demand for sanctions, promises to open disciplinary proceedings against PA football chief.

FIFA to open disciplinary proceedings against Jibril Rajoub

Israel to file complaint with FIFA against PA

Israel's soccer association accuses PA counterpart of intimidating Argentinian team's players into canceling friendly match in Israel.

Israel to file complaint with FIFA against PA

Fatah official: FIFA caved to Israeli pressure

Jibril Rajoub, who heads the Palestine Football Association, blasts FIFA for failing to ban clubs based in Judea and Samaria.

Fatah official: FIFA caved to Israeli pressure

Sports court to hear PA's appeal on 'settlement' clubs

Court of Arbitration for Sport to hear Palestine Football Association's appeal against FIFA and its handling of complaint against Israel.

Sports court to hear PA's appeal on 'settlement' clubs

FIFA will not sanction Israel over 'settlement clubs'

FIFA president announces the soccer body will not ban Israeli teams from Judea and Samaria as the PA requested.

FIFA will not sanction Israel over 'settlement clubs'

FIFA opens disciplinary case against German federation

FIFA opens disciplinary case against the German soccer federation after fans chanted Nazi slogans during a World Cup qualifying game.

FIFA opens disciplinary case against German federation

FIFA to probe Iran's ban of two soccer players

Soccer's world governing body examining Iran's decision to ban two players who competed against an Israeli team.

FIFA to probe Iran's ban of two soccer players

Iranians blast ban of soccer stars who played against Israel

Thousands of Iranians denounce Tehran regime's decision to blacklist Iranian soccer stars who played against Israel.

Iranians blast ban of soccer stars who played against Israel

Expert: Kick terror out of football

Israel Institute for Strategic Studies senior associate writes scathing letter condemning FIFA's blind eye to members' support of terror.

Expert: Kick terror out of football

PA asks court to force FIFA to ban 'settlement' clubs

Palestine Football Association asks world's top sports court to force FIFA to rule on the future of Israeli clubs in Judea and Samaria.

PA asks court to force FIFA to ban 'settlement' clubs

PA soccer tournament glorifies arch-terrorist

PA soccer holds tournament named after terrorist responsible for murdering 125 - as FIFA weighs barring Israel for 'settlement teams.'

PA soccer tournament glorifies arch-terrorist

HRW: FIFA sponsoring games on 'stolen land'

Human Rights Watch criticizes FIFA for delaying decision on Judea and Samaria teams.

HRW: FIFA sponsoring games on 'stolen land'

FIFA votes in favor of Israel

FIFA Congress decides by large majority not to put Arab proposal to vote as Bahrain bans activist from raising Judea and Samaria.

FIFA votes in favor of Israel

FIFA delays decision on 'settlement' teams

FIFA says it's premature to make decision on the issue of Israeli teams in Judea and Samaria.

FIFA delays decision on 'settlement' teams

Israel's answer to Jibril Rajoub

Israeli legal organization files lawsuit against PA official Jibril Rajoub over his anti-normalization efforts and attacks on FIFA teams.

Israel's answer to Jibril Rajoub

FIFA - kick terrorism out of football

FIFA - kick terrorism out of football

FIFA mulling ultimatum to Israel over 'settlement clubs'

FIFA considering giving Israel a six-month ultimatum to stop soccer games in Judea and Samaria.

FIFA mulling ultimatum to Israel over 'settlement clubs'

Israel lobbies FIFA on Judea and Samaria clubs

Israel launching diplomatic offensive against PA calls to ban soccer teams based in Judea and Samaria.

Israel lobbies FIFA on Judea and Samaria clubs

PA official: Exclude Israel from FIFA

PA soccer chief Jibril Rajoub renews calls for FIFA to exclude Israel over games played in “settlements”.

PA official: Exclude Israel from FIFA

FIFA urged to act against Judea and Samaria soccer clubs

Human Rights Watch says UN resolution increases pressure on FIFA to take action against Israeli soccer clubs based in Judea and Samaria.

FIFA urged to act against Judea and Samaria soccer clubs

Regev blasts PA for politicizing soccer

Culture and Sport Minister meets FIFA representative to discuss Palestine Football Association's attempts to sanction "settlement clubs".

Regev blasts PA for politicizing soccer

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.

PA threatens legal action over 'settlement' soccer clubs

FIFA postpones decision on 'settlement clubs'

World soccer’s governing body puts off a decision on Israeli clubs based in Judea and Samaria.

FIFA postpones decision on 'settlement clubs'

PA urges FIFA to act on 'settlement clubs'

Palestinian Football Association urges governing body to act to ban Israelis clubs in Judea and Samaria.

PA urges FIFA to act on 'settlement clubs'

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".

New FIFA chief seeks resolution on 'settlement teams'

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.

FIFA urged to stop allowing games on 'stolen Palestinian land'

EU parliament members go after Judea & Samaria athletes

66 members of EU parliament send letter to FIFA President demanding that clubs stop operations in Judea & Samaria or be banned from IFA.

EU parliament members go after Judea & Samaria athletes

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.

European MPs ask FIFA to ban Israeli 'settlement' clubs

Malaysia refuses to host FIFA because of Israeli presence

Hamas praises and blesses Malaysia for the decision.

Malaysia refuses to host FIFA because of Israeli presence

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.

PA soccer cup goes ahead after it complains about Israel