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  • Amnesia, not admiration for Israel’s 1964 soccer heroes

    June 4, 2014 | 1:21 pm

    Fifty years ago this week, a group of mostly blue-collar workers and army conscripts led Israel to its only senior international soccer title, winning the 1964 Asian Cup in front of rapturous home crowds.

    The achievements of those amateur players, who would skip work to train for...

  • Desmond Tutu urges UEFA to strip Israel of Under-21 championship

    May 28, 2013 | 11:13 am

    South African anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu has joined calls for UEFA to move the Under-21 European championship from Israel because of the Jewish state's treatment of Palestinian sport.

    UEFA has resisted the requests but Tutu's letter, to Britain's Guardian newspaper,...

  • Alleged anti-Semitism of Rome team’s soccer fans to be investigated

    January 8, 2013 | 1:57 pm

    European soccer authorities have opened disciplinary proceedings against the Rome soccer team Lazio for the alleged anti-Semitism of its fans.

    The action follows alleged racist chanting and other racist and anti-Semitic behavior on the part of hardcore fans at a match with...

  • Euro Under-21 teams play down security worries in Israel

    November 28, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    Teams have shrugged off security fears in Israel and are looking forward to next year's Euro Under-21 soccer championships due to be held in cities targeted by Palestinian militants last week, coaches said on Wednesday.

    Several sporting events in the Jewish state had to be...

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