Blatter calls on Israel to ease travel rules for Palestine footballers

June 11, 2014 8:38 PM

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Blatter calls on Israel to ease travel rules for Palestine footballers

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter and delegates at the FIFA Congress called on the Israeli government on Wednesday to fully commit to FIFA's plans to ease restrictions on movement for Palestinian footballers.

"I call on the Israeli government to facilitate this movement and I go so far as to say its co-operation is crucial," Blatter told delegates who roundly applauded him.

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