The most prominent Jew in global sports may be Andres Cantor, the sportscaster known for his melismatic, emotional cry: “Gooooaaaaalllllll!!!!!!!”
Your guide to everything Jewish in the 2018 World Cup
The Palestinian Football Association accused Israel of “politicizing sport” by hosting the match in Jerusalem.
Hamas prisoners in Israeli jails will not be permitted to watch the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament.
Beitar Jerusalem will be renamed Beitar Trump Jerusalem, the team said on Facebook. Unlike other Israeli teams, Beitar has never had a Muslim athlete.
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.
The ones on the left are the nationalists, for the record.
The Israeli Football Association and the player’s team have declined to take any disciplinary action against him.