Nov. 16, 2017
Rebuffing Palestinians, FIFA Says It’s “Not a Playground” for Politics (Times of Israel)
Unrelenting Palestinian efforts to have Israel sanctioned by FIFA over Israeli soccer clubs in the West Bank have deeply angered the world soccer organization, according to a Tuesday report from Israel’sHadashot news.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, saying his organization was tired of being pulled into internal political matters.
“We are not the playground of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” he wrote.