Web Desk (June 06, 2018): Argentina has cancelled their final World Cup warm-up match against Israel scheduled for this Saturday in Jerusalem.
They’ve finally done the right thing the game had been cancelled following political pressure.
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The Palestinian Football Association urging fans last weekend to burn pictures of Argentina striker Lionel Messi and replicas of his shirt if he played in the game.
Palestinian FA chief Jibril Rajoub wrote to Claudio Tapia, the head of the Argentinian FA, last week accusing Israel of using the match as a “political tool”.Palestinian children wrote a letter to Lionel Messi to boycott match with Israel.
The Palestinians want the eastern part of the city as the capital of a future state that will include the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank.The cancellation is just one more obstacle for Argentina, who were beaten finalists at the World Cup in Brazil four years ago.