A surprising summit meeting.
Prime Minister Yair Lapid, who is on a visit to New York ahead of his speech at the UN General Assembly, randomly met yesterday with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a video published in the news agencies, the two were recorded discussing sports issues together with FIFA President, Gianni Infantino.
In the video in question, Lapid is seen addressing the FIFA president: "It's good to see you, are you preparing for the big games?
I'm sure you had a great meeting, because Turkey has an excellent team.
Your teams would usually crush ours...".
"Bad memories from Fenerbahce because they used to crush our teams"
▪️#Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, #Turkish President #Erdogan and FIFA President Infantino had a football-related conversation at Turkevi in New York.pic.twitter.com/ZQvMvjuPSv
— EHA News (@eha_news) September 21, 2022
Later in the conversation, the prime minister mentioned Fenerbahçe, then one of Erdogan's staff members mentioned the fact that Haim Revivo starred in the team and was an exceptional player.
"Haim Rabivo is a good friend," added Lapid.
Towards the end of the hasty conversation, the Turkish president brought up the name of Maccabi Tel Aviv, to which the FIFA president said: "This is my favorite team."
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