Foot­ball - Is­raeli, Pales­tinian lead­ers meet with FIFA on soc­cer is­sues

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

FIFA says Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu and Pales­tinian Pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ab­bas have met with its en­voy try­ing to bro­ker bet­ter re­la­tions be­tween the two sides' soc­cer fed­er­a­tions. FIFA says its mon­i­tor­ing com­mit­tee chair­man, Tokyo Sexwale of South Africa, held sep­a­rate talks in Jerusalem and Ra­mal­lah on Mon­day and Tues­day. FIFA says Pres­i­dent Gianni In­fantino and sec­re­tary gen­eral Fatma Samoura "have both com­mit­ted to vis­it­ing the re­gion at the ap­pro­pri­ate time in the near fu­ture." Pales­tinian soc­cer lead­ers want Is­rael ex­pelled from FIFA over se­cu­rity re­stric­tions on play­ers and op­pos­ing teams mov­ing in and out of its ter­ri­to­ries, plus Is­rael al­low­ing clubs from set­tle­ments to play in its com­pe­ti­tions.

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