Michel Platini

Move football tournament out of Israel, says growing campaign

More countries join the campaign against UEFA’s choice of Israel as location for the European Under-21 tournament.

UEFA should cancel football tournament in Israel, says former French sports minister

Israeli restrictions on Palestinian footballers led to Marie-George Buffet calling on the European body to reconsider its plan to host the 2013 European Under-21 championship in Israel

Premier League footballers condemn attack on Gaza, boosting pressure on UEFA to pull 2013 U21 from Israel

Dozens of players from English Premier League and European top division football teams condemn Israeli attack on Gaza.

Palestine footballer, ex-prisoner Mahmoud Sarsak calls on UEFA to strip Israel of hosting tournaments

“I call on all those who spoke out for my release and the release of the Palestinian hunger strikers, to once again show their commitment to justice and equality by insisting that UEFA move their competitions away from Israel.”

Whitewashing apartheid, European football federation claims Israel tournament "will bring people together"

The father of Palestinian national footballer Mahmoud Sarsak, who is set to be released by Israel on 10 July following a three month hunger strike, has said that it is “unbearable” that Israel will host the tournament “while it routinely arrests, tortures, imprisons and kills Palestinians, including football players, without consequence”
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