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Maccabi Bnei Raina, Reineh's football club is due to play an away match against Beitar Jerusalem on Thursday evening as part of the State Cup of Israel tournament.

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Racism has been recurrent in Italy's football matches during this season, with fans often shouting monkey chants to Black players in the stadium.

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Last year, letters from Palestine, as well as a huge social media campaign and actions on the ground in Buenos Aires and Barcelona, convinced Argentina to cancel a friendly match planned in Jerusalem.

The Brescia football player stopped the game when he picked the ball up and volleyed it into the offending section of the stadium, while his team-mates, Verona players and officials convinced him not to leave the field before referee Maurizio Mariani initiated the anti-racism protocol.

England thrashed Bulgaria 6-0 to hand them their heaviest ever home defeat as the match was marred by a section of home supporters taunting the visiting players with Nazi salutes and monkey chants.

The Treasury Department says several soccer teams and their promoters are under investigation for corruption and tax evasion. 

Khadamat Rafah is set to play Balata FC in the West Bank on Wednesday but without the travel permits the game is unlikely to take place.

Infantino said he originally came up with the idea in 2017 and the plan had received “big, big support” from football officials across the world.

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