Sports journal FourFour Two notes PFA complaint on use of the Teddy stadium in Israel for European games

Sports journal FourFour Two notes PFA complaint on use of the Teddy stadium in Israel for European games

FourFourTwo reports that the Palestinian Football Association has hit out at the selection of Jerusalem as the venue for Tuesday’s Euro 2016 qualifier between Israel and Belgium.

Both Israel and Palestine claim the disputed city of Jerusalem as their capital, and the decision to stage the match at Teddy Stadium has prompted anger among officials at the PFA.

Israel have only previously played three senior international matches at the stadium, and played their most recent qualifier – a 3-0 defeat to Wales – in Haifa.

In a statement addressed to UEFA, the PFA said it was “resentful” of the decision.

Israel, who sit second in Group B, are also scheduled to face Cyprus in Jerusalem in October.

Original report is at http://www.fourfourtwo.com/news/palestinian-fa-speaks-out-against-israel-belgium-venue-selection

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