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Israelis to be allowed to travel to soccer World Cup in Qatar

Israelis will be able to attend the soccer World Cup in Qatar later this year, after the Israeli government has reached agreements with the sport’s governing body, FIFA.

According to a joint statement by Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Culture and Sports Minister Chili Tropper, FIFA has confirmed that Israelis will be able to enter Qatar — which has no diplomatic relations with the Jewish state — and attend matches during the tournament in November and December.

After purchasing match tickets, Israelis are required to apply online for a Fan ID card, approval of which grants its holder entry to Qatar and enables them to order accommodation.

Efforts are still being made to facilitate flights for Israelis traveling to the World Cup.

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