FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter (center) greets members of the Palestinian national soccer team in El Bireh in the West Bank on May 20, 2015. Blatter is in the Middle East in an attempt to diffuse a Palestinian push to suspend Israel from FIFA in a vote in the upcoming May 29 FIFA Congress in Switzerland. Palestinians say Israeli restrictions on the movement and rights of Palestinian athletes are in violation of FIFA statutes.
FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter (center) greets members of the Palestinian national soccer team in El Bireh in the West Bank on May 20, 2015. Blatter is in the Middle East in an attempt to diffuse a Palestinian push to suspend Israel from FIFA in a vote in the upcoming May 29 FIFA Congress in Switzerland. Palestinians say Israeli restrictions on the movement and rights of Palestinian athletes are in violation of FIFA statutes. McClatchy
FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter (center) greets members of the Palestinian national soccer team in El Bireh in the West Bank on May 20, 2015. Blatter is in the Middle East in an attempt to diffuse a Palestinian push to suspend Israel from FIFA in a vote in the upcoming May 29 FIFA Congress in Switzerland. Palestinians say Israeli restrictions on the movement and rights of Palestinian athletes are in violation of FIFA statutes. McClatchy

World soccer faces brutal fight as Palestinians ask Israel suspension from FIFA

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