Racism is rife in Israeli football. Read more about Will Israel be kicked out of FIFA for abusing Palestinian players?
More countries join the campaign against UEFA’s choice of Israel as location for the European Under-21 tournament. Read more about Move football tournament out of Israel, says growing campaign
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 Read more about UEFA should cancel football tournament in Israel, says former French sports minister
UEFA’s Platini meets with protestors against holding tournament in Israel Read more about Platini “thinking about” whether Under 21 tourno will still go ahead in Israel after protest at UEFA HQ
“To destroy something which has been done for football hurts me personally,” Blatter said. Read more about FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, feeling heat over UEFA U21 in Israel, promises to rebuild bombed Gaza stadium
Dozens of players from English Premier League and European top division football teams condemn Israeli attack on Gaza. Read more about Premier League footballers condemn attack on Gaza, boosting pressure on UEFA to pull 2013 U21 from Israel
“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.” Read more about Palestine footballer, ex-prisoner Mahmoud Sarsak calls on UEFA to strip Israel of hosting tournaments
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” Read more about Whitewashing apartheid, European football federation claims Israel tournament "will bring people together"