ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 149

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Iran asks FIFA to ban Israel from international soccer over Gaza war

Israel soccer fans cheer for their team before the start of the Argentina 2023 U-20 World Cup semifinal match against Uruguay at the Estadio Unico Diego Armando Maradona stadium in La Plata, Argentina, June 8, 2023. (Luis Robayo/AFP)
Israel soccer fans cheer for their team before the start of the Argentina 2023 U-20 World Cup semifinal match against Uruguay at the Estadio Unico Diego Armando Maradona stadium in La Plata, Argentina, June 8, 2023. (Luis Robayo/AFP)

Iran’s football federation says it has asked world soccer’s governing body FIFA to suspend Israel’s soccer federation over the country’s war in Gaza.

In an announcement posted on the Iranian soccer federation’s website, Iran asked FIFA to “completely suspend” the Israeli federation “from all activities related to football.”

The request also asks for “immediate and serious measures” by FIFA and its member associations “to prevent the continuation” of the Israeli “crimes and provide food, drinking water, medicinal and medical supplies to innocent people and civilians.”

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