“Uncertain” Future for Israel
The Nation’s David Zirin says Israel’s future in FIFA is “uncertain” if the Israeli army persists in its efforts to “target Palestinian soccer players.”
Columbia Chronicle writer Nader Ihmoud says if Israel fails to lift traveling restrictions put on non-Israelis, “FIFA will have an easy decision to make.” Ihmoud adds, “Soccer, the most popular sport in the world, should be accessible to all.”
World Cup News
The Guardian’s Jonathan Wilson highlights one of the “oldest rivalries in international football.” England’s friendly against Denmark on March 5 was more than just the “much-discussed final audition for players hopeful of forcing their way into Roy Hodgson’s squad for the World Cup.”
Daily Star writer Cyrus Engineer discusses England’s uniforms for the 2014 FIFA World Cup – for the first time, England will wear all-white kits.
Telegraph writer Fiona Duncan spotlights one of Rio de Janeiro’s “unique and characterful pousadas,” that could save visitors for the 2014 World Cup money.
ESPN’s Adrian Melville ranks his top 25 World Cup players under age 25.
In Other News
ESPN FC’s Tom Marshall breaks down his El Tri “hot list,” following news about Giovani Dos Santos’ calf problem.
Guardian writer Paul Campbell explores whether Enzo Fernández, who plays under his mother’s name, will “always be defined as his father’s son.”
Freelance football writer Sumeet Paul discusses AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi’s “integral” role in the club’s future.
The Telegraph’s Jim White says Sir Alex Ferguson is proving to be Manchester United manager David Moyes’ “most important friend of all.” White affirms that Ferguson’s “behind the scenes” influence has kept Moyes in his position as manager at Old Trafford.
Compiled by INSIDER’s Nicole Bennett
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