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The Mondialeto lottery was cancelled: Israel will not play in Indonesia? - Walla! sport


Following the demand of the host and Iraq not to play against the Israeli youth team, FIFA canceled the draw and may move the tournament to another country

The welcome of the youth team (video shot: Yotam Ronan, editing: Aviad Belali)

Will the Mondialeto, for which Israel's youth team qualified, be moved from Indonesia to another country?

The Football Association received a notification regarding the cancellation of the draw for the group stage of the World Cup for teams under the age of 20 - a tournament that should open on May 20.

The draw in Bali was set for March 31, this Friday, but FIFA decided to cancel it in the first stage and this may affect the transfer of the competition to another place.

This action by the world football organization was due to the fact that the host Indonesia as well as Iraq wanted to avoid being placed with Israel in the draw, in light of The fact that there are no diplomatic relations between the Muslim countries and Israel. Media outlets in Indonesia and India wrote that this approach may lead to punishment by FIFA and as mentioned a move is being considered.

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Israel's youth team (Photo: Danny Maron)

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As a reminder, Israel qualified for the Mondialeto for the first time in history thanks to reaching the U19 Euro finals last summer.

Ofir Haim's team was placed in the fourth tier, as one of 24 participants in the tournament, and accordingly can host Indonesia, which is in the first tier, or Iraq, which is in the third tier.

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  • The youth team

  • Indonesia

Source: walla

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