Ban Lifted on Soccer Games in Israel

(AP/New York Times) - A two-and-a-half-year ban on international soccer games in Israel was lifted Wednesday because the sport's European governing body, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), said it is satisfied with security arrangements. After observing the security measures in place, and with the recent reduction of terrorism in Israel, a UEFA delegation proposed allowing games to be played in the Tel Aviv area.

2004-04-23 00:00:00

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