Messi in middle of Israel-Palestinian spat over scrapped match

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A spokesman for the national team told AFP that Argentina wanted to quickly forget the diplomatic controversy sparked by the cancellation of the planned match against Israel in Jerusalem and focus on its World Cup preparations.

Israel demanded soccer's governing body investigate what it said were threats against Argentina players that forced them to cancel a match in Jerusalem, including Palestinian calls to burn replica shirts of Lionel Messi if he played.

It has been claimed that "threats and provocations" had been made against the Blaugrana star, with some supporters even asking fans to burn Messi shirts if he did take part. "When Messi and the Argentinian national team come to Israel before the World Cup, it is clear that they will play in Jerusalem", she stated. Let us know in the comments section below.

"We are confronting a football terror from the Palestinian Football Association and its president (Jibril Rajoub)", said Rotem Kamer of the Israel Football Association.

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"I don't consider myself the best, I think I am just another player.On the field, we are all the same when the game begins", Messi said.

Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and later annexed the area in a move not recognized by the worldwide community.

President Reuven Rivlin issued a statement Wednesday afternoon, saying, "The politicization in the Argentinian decision is of great concern".

"Argentina is seven days from the World Cup".

"From a sporting point of view, I would have preferred to play in Barcelona", Sampaoli said.

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"We welcome news that [Argentina's] "friendly" football match with Israel has been canceled!"

On May 14, which marks the Nakba (Catastrophe) for Palestinians, the United States, officially moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following a December 2017 recognition by President Donald Trump of the city as Israel's capital.

News of the cancellation was met with cheers in Gaza, where at least 120 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces during recent protests. Israel regards Jerusalem as its "eternal and undivided" capital.

Israel's Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev, who had insisted that the match be switched from Haifa's Sammy Offer Stadium to Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium said that she hoped the Argentinean players would not yield to terrorism.

For the World Cup, Messi's men have been drawn with Iceland, Nigeria and Croatia in Group D, starting against Iceland on 21 June. The Palestinians want the eastern part of the city as the capital of a future state that will include the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

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