The following statement was issued yesterday by Red Card Israeli Racism.  It was transmitted to all thirty five member associations of the FIFA Council and issued as a Media Release. FIFA Council has today adopted a position with regard to Israel’s illegal settlement-based clubs that is characterised by criminality, cynicism and an abandonment of FIFA’s own stated …

The following was issued yesterday by Avaaz: FIFA will face legal challenges after officially deciding to refrain from taking action on Israeli settlement teams, thus allowing them to continue holding games in illegal settlements built on stolen land in the West Bank. The FIFA Council’s failure to take action after years of pressure from campaigners …

FIFA President Gianni Infantino published the following statement at the FIFA Council meeting of 27 October 2017.  RCIR’s and others comments are given in subsequent posts.  Note that this apparently ends the activities of the Monitoring Committee.  Following the report submitted by the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine chaired by Tokyo Sexwale and after a thorough …

The following statement was released today by the South African-based National Coalition for Palestine at http://nc4psouthafrica.com/call-by-south-african-activists-for-tokyo-sexwale-to-resign-from-fifa/. Tokyo Sexwale was appointed Chair of FIFA’s Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine in June 2015. Call by South African activists for Tokyo Sexwale to resign from FIFA We, South African human rights organisations, sports bodies and activists call on fellow South African, Tokyo Sexwale, …

In advance of this Friday’s FIFA Council meeting, Red Card Israeli Racism (RCIR) has protested a number of instances of continuing Israeli repression of Palestinian football. The campaigning group has written to FIFA’s ruling body regarding an attempt by Israel’s security services to recruit Palestinian footballers as informers, as well as regarding the continuing obstruction …

Our original information, reported in our 13 June post, was that the Court would give its decision – known as an “Award” – in September.  We now learn that the Award will be finalised on 26th January 2018.   We presume that this is to give FIFA, the respondent, time to reply to the Court’s conclusions and …

An article by David Conn in the Guardian and the eye-opening comments by Prof. Miguel Maduro reveal the reality about the way that FIFA operates.  This helps understand FIFA’s actions with respect to the Palestinan FA’s problems. Maduro reports that FIFA’s culture is resistant to accountability, transparency and change.  It seems clear that Infantino does not respect the independence …

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