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UK MP warns of widespread antisemitism in children’s soccer

Lawmaker calls on British government to take action against antisemitism experienced by Jewish children playing soccer.

UK MP warns of widespread antisemitism in children’s soccer

Three UK soccer fans arrested for Nazi salutes in Munich

Large police presence dealing with unruly British soccer fans who travelled to Munich for England vs Germany game.

Three UK soccer fans arrested for Nazi salutes in Munich

Soccer Canada scraps 'friendly match' with Iran following legal action by B’nai Brith

After Soccer Canada cancels match and controversial stipend to Iranian team, Iran announces it is suing Canada for $10 million.

Soccer Canada scraps match with Iran following legal action

Soccer Canada set to give Iranian soccer team $400,000 sparking outrage

B’nai Brith slams Canadian government for refusing to intervene as Iranian team is reportedly controlled by the Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Soccer Canada set to give Iranian team $400,000 sparking outrage

Canada Soccer slammed for setting up 'friendly' match against Iran

Families of victims of downed Flight PS752, along with politicians, speak out against "soccer friendly" taking place in Vancouver in June.

Canada Soccer slammed for setting up match against Iran

Two fans arrested after Nazi salute performed at Tottenham soccer game

Arrests made after rival fan makes Nazi salute during game against team with large Jewish fanbase.

Two arrested after Nazi salute made at Tottenham soccer game

UK soccer fans charged for antisemitic abuse directed at Jewish man on airplane

Two West Ham fans accused of harassing Jewish man on flight charged with racially aggravated harassment.

UK soccer fans charged for antisemitic abuse on airplane

UK soccer club owner slammed for promoting anti-Israel agenda

Eco-activist club owner blasted for claiming that the “conflict there has all the same ingredients as the one in Ukraine."

UK soccer club owner slammed for promoting anti-Israel agenda

Massive swastika on Melbourne soccer field for over a month sparks outrage

Swastika etched into soccer field has been there for over a month and is visible from the ground and the air.

Massive swastika on Melbourne soccer field sparks outrage

German soccer teams meet to discuss ways to combat antisemitism

"Antisemitism and Professional Football: Challenges, Opportunities and Networking" event sheds light on fighting antisemitism in soccer.

German soccer teams meet to discuss ways to combat antisemitism

German soccer fan investigated over Nazi salute

Germany’s soccer association condemns 28-year-old who is being investigated for giving Nazi salute during friendly win over Israel.

German soccer fan investigated over Nazi salute

UK cops investigating antisemitic chant by soccer fans

British police are investigating footage of a group of soccer fans chanting an antisemitic song while on a crowded train.

UK cops investigating antisemitic chant by soccer fans

French soccer league launches campaign against antisemitism

Governing body that runs the major professional soccer leagues in France has launched a campaign to combat antisemitism in soccer.

French soccer league launches campaign against antisemitism

A foreign Jewish team is playing in Israel's pro soccer league

A new kind of gap year: Israel allows a team of young Argentine Jews to play in its pro soccer league.

A foreign Jewish team is playing in Israel's pro soccer league

Madrid soccer fans perform Nazi salute during match

Atletico Madrid soccer club fans denounced for performing Nazi salutes during UEFA Youth League match against rival squad Real Madrid.

Madrid soccer fans perform Nazi salute during matchplayer

Facing threat of sanctions, Roman Abramovich selling Chelsea Football Club

Russian-Israeli billionaire announces intention to sell soccer team, donate profits to foundation for benefit of victims of war in Ukraine.

Facing threat of sanctions, Roman Abramovich selling Chelsea FC

British soccer team urges fans to stop calling themselves 'Yids'

Tottenham Hotspur fans have long called themselves ‘Yids.’ This week, the British soccer team asked them to stop.

British soccer team urges fans to stop calling themselves 'Yids'

French minister condemns headscarf ban for soccer players

French gender equality minister supports Muslim women soccer players who are seeking to overturn headscarf ban.

French minister condemns headscarf ban for soccer players

Soccer fans filmed singing about killing Jews in Belgium

Dozens of soccer fans chant about support for Hamas, gassing and burning Jews.

Soccer fans filmed singing about killing Jews in Belgium

Iran backs soccer player who wore jersey with Israeli flag

Iran's soccer federation supports player who wore a jersey bearing an Israeli flag during a friendly game.

Iran backs soccer player who wore Israeli flag

Outrage after Iranian soccer plays in match with Israeli coach

Iranian media criticizes soccer player who played in showcase match with Israeli coach Avram Grant.

Outrage after Iranian soccer plays in match with Israeli coach

Belgian soccer club facing sanctions for antisemitic chants

Club Brugge facing sanctions after its supporters allegedly made antisemitic chants during a recent game against Belgian rival Anderlecht.

Belgian soccer club facing sanctions for antisemitic chants

Soccer star Sergio Aguero announces retirement after heart scare

Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero has announced his retirement from soccer at age of 33.

Barcelona soccer star announces retirement after heart scare player

Algerian players boycott soccer match because of Israeli coach

Three Algerian players boycott friendly match of past soccer stars in Qatar due to presence of Israeli coach Avraham Grant.

Algerian players boycott soccer match because of Israeli

Two Jewish athletes honored with Argentina's top sports awards

Diego Schwartzman and Jewish indoor soccer star win 2 of Argentina’s top sport awards.

Two Jewish athletes win Argentina's top sports awards

BBC pundit apologizes for comparing soccer game to 'a Holocaust'

BBC 5 soccer pundit apologizes on-air for saying West Ham faced “a Holocaust” in an away game against rival Manchester City.

BBC pundit apologizes for comparing soccer game to 'a Holocaust'

Is US Men’s National Team soccer player Brenden Aaronson Jewish?

Could the rising soccer star with the last name Aaronson and curly hair be Jewish?

Is US Men’s National Team soccer player Brenden Aaronson Jewish?

Polish referee sends anti-Semitic rant to group fighting anti-Semitism

“Jews are not a chosen people despite this everlasting pretense of theirs,” ref reportedly writes.

Polish referee sends anti-Semitic rant to 'Never Again' group

UK soccer fan sentenced to 8 weeks in jail for anti-Semitic tweets

21-year old Chelsea F.C. season ticket holder pleaded guilty in October to seven charges for posting anti-Semitic material on Twitter.

UK soccer fan given 8 weeks in jail for anti-Semitic tweets

Watch: UK soccer fans harass Jewish man with anti-Semitic chant

UK soccer fans onboard flight to Belgium harangue haredi passenger with anti-Jewish chant.

Watch: UK soccer fans harass Jewish man with anti-Semitic chantplayer

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

Italy's top soccer league adopts IHRA anti-Semitism definition

The top soccer league in Italy has adopted the IHRA definition and will implement additional measures to combat anti-Semitism in soccer.

Italy's top soccer league adopts IHRA anti-Semitism definition

FC Union Berlin faces penalties following anti-Semitic abuse during win over Haifa

Union Berlin will play match with empty fan section as punishment “for the racist behaviour of its supporters.”

Union Berlin faces penalty after anti-Semitism during Haifa game

UK soccer team manager blasted for 'really offensive' Holocaust comparison

Bristol Rovers manager facing mounting criticism for comparing team's difficulty winning to "a Holocaust."

UK soccer team manager blasted for Holocaust comparison

Italian Jewish group condemns fascist salutes at Rome soccer game

A leading Italian Jewish org has called for action after fans at Lazio's win over Inter-Milan were filmed doing fascist salutes and chants.

Italian Jewish org condemns fascist salutes at Rome soccer game

UK soccer team denounces anti-Semitic poster

South London team Millwall F.C. removed the neo-Nazi poster from near its stadium and sent a report to law enforcement.

UK soccer team denounces anti-Semitic poster

UK soccer fan pleads guilty to anti-Semitic Twitter posts

Chelsea FC season ticket holder pleads guilty to posting string of anti-Semitic tweets referencing players, fans and the Holocaust.

UK soccer fan pleads guilty to anti-Semitic Twitter posts

UEFA investigating anti-Semitic abuse toward Jewish soccer fans

Europe's soccer authority is looking into allegations that Union Berlin fans hurled anti-Semitic slurs at fans of Maccabi Haifa.

UEFA investigating anti-Semitic abuse toward Jewish soccer fans

Pro-Israel fans targeted with anti-Semitic abuse during Maccabi Haifa match against Berlin

Pro-Israel groups says its fans attending soccer game where pelted with anti-Semitic abuse and nearly had one of their flags lit on fire.

Jewish fans targeted during Maccabi Haifa soccer match in Berlin