UEFA stops home games in Israel due to security situation

UEFA stops home games in Israel due to security situation

The UEFA Emergency Panel met on 16 July and decided that, due to the current security situation in Israel, no UEFA competition matches may be played in the country until further notice. Consequently, the Israeli clubs involved in forthcoming fixtures have been requested to propose alternative venues outside of Israel’s territory for their home legs in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

This does not include the EURO 2016 games (e.g. Wales v Israel), EURO 2020 games,  nor the Women’s 2015 U 19 tournament.   Our campaign’s letters to UEFA have called for complete bans on Euro 2020 games, based on moral rather than security arguments.  UEFA’a action is a step in the right direction but not for the most important reason.

The full news item from UEFA is at: http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=2124836.html

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