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Palestinian Football Association Holds Tournament Named After Terrorist While Demanding Israel’s Removal from FIFA

TEL AVIV – Amid the international soccer governing body Fédération Internationale de Football Association’s annual congress, a tournament named after the terrorist responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis took place under the auspices of the Palestinian Football Association – the same group that is demanding that Israel’s FIFA membership be revoked.

Jibril Rajoub

FIFA Reduces Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini Bans

Sepp Blatter, former FIFA president, and Michel Platini, the president of the Union of European Football Associations from 2007 until 2015, who were originally banned from soccer for eight years after being found guilty of a conflict of interest in a two million Swiss franc deal, had their sentences reduced to six years by the FIFA Appeal Committee.

A FIFA appeals committee has reduced the bans against Sepp Blatter (L) and Michel Platini from eight to six years

UN Eyes Tax on Football Tickets to Fund Humanitarian Aid

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) –  A UN study of new sources of financing for its multi-billion-dollar aid operations is recommending a voluntary tax on football matches or concerts as one option to raise funds. The report released Sunday in Dubai

The Associated Press