(1) SIGN OUR PETITION: SUSPEND THE ISRAELI FA FROM FIFA.    (2) JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN AROUND TWO WALES V ISRAEL GAMES IN 2015.    (3) READ OUR IMPORTANT NEW FACT SHEET:  Palestine, Israel and the beautiful game.  (open this post to use the link) (1) PETITION.   This calls for suspension of the IFA from FIFA until Israel respects the human rights of …

Three Crimean clubs were incorporated in the third tier of the Russian football league in August this year and teams have already played in a cup competition.  The Ukrainian FA has objected to FIFA and UEFA, and the latter said on 22 August that “any football matches played by Crimean clubs organised under the auspices of the …

Our campaign objective of the exclusion of (West) Jerusalem as a host city for the EURO 2020 competition was realised on 19th September when UEFA announced the host countries: Finals:  London;    Quarter finals:  Munich, Baku, St Petersburg, Rome Round of 16:  Amsterdam, Bilbao, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow Details are given under the Campaigns/EURO …

Joe Catron of Electronic Intefada filed this report after the deaths of child footballers playing in the sand. http://electronicintifada.net/content/gaza-beach-massacre-commemorated-child-survivors/13844 On Sunday evening, as the sun slipped behind the Mediterranean Sea, members of the Bakr family, a sprawling clan of fishermen in Gaza City’s Beach refugee camp, gathered with hundreds of supporters on the beach next …

Twenty two civic groups in Palestine have written today to UEFA’s President Michel Platini. http://www.bdsmovement.net/2014/uefa-2020-appeal-letter-12640.  The full text of the letter is as follows. We, the undersigned Palestinian civil society organizations and national institutions, call upon UEFA to exclude the bid of the Israeli Football Association (IFA) for Jerusalem to host UEFA 2020 tournament games …

An article in World Bulletin totals the damage to life and limb from Israeli attacks on Gaza. http://www.worldbulletin.net/palestine/143906/sports-pays-a-price-in-israeli-bombing-of-gaza. Israel’s 51-days of relentless attacks against the Gaza Strip damaged sporting activities in the besieged enclave as well, but the Palestinian national football team carries on.  During the 51 days of relentless Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, 32 sportsmen …

This set of four articles by Australian Scott Mcintyre highlights the challenges faced by Palestinian Football and the resilience of the players and officials.  The first is introductory:  http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/blog/2014/08/26/football-under-fire-journey-through-palestine. The second is an interview with patriotic midfielder Roberto Kettlun: http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/blog/2014/08/27/palestine-chile-and-back-again The third is an Interview  with Ashran Nu’man (scorer of the winning goal in the AFC Challenge Cup): http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/blog/2014/08/28/jewel-palestines-football-crown. …

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