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FIFA’s Inaction in the Face of Gaza Conflict Sparks Backlash from Palestinian Football Community

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 26, 2024
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FIFA has come under fire from Palestinian football players, officials, and fans for not taking action to sanction and ban Israel amidst the ongoing conflict in Gaza. The situation has resulted in the deaths of more than 31,000 people, including 13,000 children, according to health officials.

There have been growing calls from Palestinians and their supporters for FIFA to address the situation with Israel, drawing comparisons to FIFA’s quick decision to ban Russia and Russian football clubs following their invasion of Ukraine two years ago. Despite Russia’s strong position in the playoffs for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, they were directly eliminated by FIFA in response to their invasion of Ukraine, a decision that was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. However, as the conflict in Gaza continues, FIFA has remained silent on the matter.

The lack of action from FIFA has only intensified the plea for the governing body to take a stand against Israel’s football team amidst the war in Gaza. In a show of solidarity, a football fan held up a sign outside Etihad Stadium in Manchester City, England, calling for action against Israel in light of the ongoing conflict. The sentiment among Palestinian football players, officials, and fans is one of frustration and disappointment at FIFA’s inaction in addressing the situation with Israel amidst the ongoing crisis in Gaza.

By Samantha Nguyen

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