“I’m happy to be in Israel,” Infantino said, according to N12. “I had a great chat with Israeli Football Association (IFA) Chairman Oren Sasson who presented me with the vision and strategy to promote Israeli football to the next level,” the FIFA president said.
“The hard work has already started. It is an encouraging time for Israeli football.
The relationship between FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, and the PA has been rocky for some years.
The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) attempted in 2017 to push FIFA into punishing Israel for soccer activity in the West Bank. FIFA refused to take any action.
Rajoub urged Palestinian fans to burn pictures and shirts of Messi if the Argentinian national team played in a friendly soccer game against Israel. The match was eventually canceled.