War in Gaza: Iran asks FIFA to ban Israel


The Iranian Football federation  has called  upon the world soccer’s governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA, to suspend Israel’s soccer federation over the country’s war in Gaza.

The  Iranian football federation on its website,  requested FIFA to “completely suspend” the Israeli federation “from all activities related to football.”

It asked  for “immediate and serious measures” by FIFA and its member associations “to prevent the continuation” of the Israeli “crimes and provide food, drinking water, medicinal and medical supplies to innocent people and civilians.”

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The war in Gaza was sparked off by the  October 7  attack on some Israeli communities by  Hamas militants which resulted in the deaths of about 1,160 people.

Israel then retaliated by launching  air strikes and a ground offensive.  Reports says nearly 28,000 people have been killed in the offensives of Israel against Gaza.

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