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June 21, 2012 6:44 am

UEFA Stands Behind Israel as Host of European Championship

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UEFA President Michel Platini. Photo: wiki commons.

Jewish Chronicle – Uefa president Michel Platini has rejected calls to strip Israel of a high-profile football tournament and rebuked the Palestinian Football Association for lobbying against Israel.

Next year’s European Under-21 Championship will go ahead as planned — despite what Mr Platini called “a certain amount of pressure being put on us”.

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