Lausanne, 13 June 2017 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered an appeal filed by the Palestine Football Association (PFA) against decisions taken during the 67th FIFA Congress to not vote on a proposal raised by the PFA in which it sought the recognition of its rights to run football activities in
(WFI) FIFA president says “there’s a lot of fake news and alternative facts” being circulated about his organization.
June 29 – Tokyo Sexwale leads a FIFA delegation to Israel and Palestine on Thursday under fresh efforts to resolve disputes between the Israeli and Palestinian football federations.
May 29 – The Palestinian Football Association withdrew its proposal to vote on the suspension of Israel from FIFA.
April 8 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter dismisses efforts by Palestine Football Association to ban Israel from international competition.
Dec. 9 – Sepp Blatter was late for a landmark IOC meeting in Monaco because he was holding talks with the Israeli FA president in Zurich amid calls from the Palestine FA to sanction the federation following a raid on its HQ. Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 25 – Asian Football Confederation president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa says the Israeli army’s raid on the Palestinian FA headquarters is “intolerable and unacceptable”. Mark Bisson reports.
June 12 – Israel escapes FIFA sanctions after its football federation and the Palestinian FA agreed to advance diplomatic talks aimed at improving the freedom of movement of Palestinian players. But Sepp Blatter urges Israeli government action.
May 28 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter visits Jordan, Palestine, and Israel and announces he won’t suspend Israeli FA despite Palestinian protests.
May 26 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter heads to Palestine and Israel, as relations between the countries’ football federations rapidly declines.