FIFA delegation visits Gaza for the first time in 12 years to boost local soccer

January 5, 2015 5:15 PM

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – A delegation from world soccer's governing body is visiting the Gaza Strip to give a boost to local football.

The FIFA delegation arrived in Gaza on Monday after a five-hour delay at an Israeli border crossing. Delegation leader David Borja says the visit — the first by FIFA in 12 years — will be the start of "very good cooperation."

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