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Argentina: Protesters call on Argentine FA to boycott Israel warm up02:33

Argentina: Protesters call on Argentine FA to boycott Israel warm up

Argentina, Buenos Aires
May 24, 2018 at 23:37 GMT -00:00 · Published

Protesters in Buenos Aires gathered outside the Argentine Football Association headquarters on Thursday to pressure the national team into boycotting its pre-World Cup warm up with Israel.Argentina are due in Jerusalem to play against Israel on June 9, however, the decision has disgruntled many protesters, who feel the recent IDF violence against Palestinians means the match is morally dubious."Going to play a friendly Israel means absolving a state which practices terrorism," said Tilda Rabi, President of the Federation of Argentine-Palestinian entities.Reportedly, the Argentine FA is being paid some $3m (€2.56m) for the match, which would half were Barcelona star Lionel Messi not to feature.

Argentina: Protesters call on Argentine FA to boycott Israel warm up02:33
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Protesters in Buenos Aires gathered outside the Argentine Football Association headquarters on Thursday to pressure the national team into boycotting its pre-World Cup warm up with Israel.Argentina are due in Jerusalem to play against Israel on June 9, however, the decision has disgruntled many protesters, who feel the recent IDF violence against Palestinians means the match is morally dubious."Going to play a friendly Israel means absolving a state which practices terrorism," said Tilda Rabi, President of the Federation of Argentine-Palestinian entities.Reportedly, the Argentine FA is being paid some $3m (€2.56m) for the match, which would half were Barcelona star Lionel Messi not to feature.

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