Iran’s football federation requested FIFA to suspend Israel’s football federation over the conflict in Gaza:

News by Sports Reporter

In an announcement on the Iranian football federation’s website, Iran urged FIFA to “completely suspend” the Israeli federation “from all football-related activities.”

The request also called for “immediate and serious measures” by FIFA and its member associations to address the conflict and provide humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza.

The war in Gaza began on October 7 with an attack by Hamas militants against Israel, resulting in casualties on both sides.

Iran does not recognize Israel and prohibits all contact between Iranian and Israeli athletes.

In 2021, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged athletes not to engage with representatives of Israel.

Additionally, a group of Middle Eastern football associations, including Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, also called for banning Israel from football over the conflict in Gaza.

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