Campaigners said cancelling the match would “represent the solidarity values of the Argentine people towards other people’s victims of oppression.”
3.2 billion people watched the 2014 World Cup. And three Israelis have plumbed this compulsion with their oddball lo-fi project — “Kaduregel Shefel.”
Argentina is scheduled to play in Israel just one week before it begins its World Cup campaign in Russia.
Imagine the world’s leading soccer league being won by a Jewish club, with a Jewish name, Jewish fans and Jewish players wearing a Star of David.
Soccer star Lionel Messi was slammed as “Jewish” and a “Zionist” by Egyptian officials after donating his soccer shoes to a charity in Egypt.
Popular Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem and met with Israeli leaders.