Soccer

  • News Brief

    Racist and anti-Semitic behavior at this summer’s World Cup in Germany could result in their country’s expulsion from the tournament, a soccer official warned. Sepp Blatter, head of FIFA, the managing body of world soccer, told the Sunday Times of London that racist behavior by the fans, players or management at this summer’s World Cup… More ▸

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    An Italian soccer player was given a one-game suspension for repeating a fascist salute on the field. Lazio’s Paolo Di Canio was banned after he raised his arm during a game this weekend. He made the same salute in a game last week and once last year. Di Canio could face additional suspensions. More ▸

  • News Brief

    An Italian soccer player is being criticized for raising his arm in a fascist salute. Piero Di Canio, who plays for Rome’s Lazio team, gave the salute to Lazio fans during a match in Livorno on Sunday. Di Canio, who has Fascist symbols tattooed on his arms, later said he was proud of the gesture. More ▸

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    A German soccer team apologized on behalf of fans who unfurled an anti-Semitic banner at a game Monday. The banner featured the word “Juden,” or Jews, with the letter D emphasized as a slur against the Dynamo Dresden team. The image was broadcast live on German television. Germany’s soccer scene is under increasing scrutiny as… More ▸

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    The Palestinian Football Association intends to punish soccer players who played on a joint “peace team” with Israelis. Last week’s game against Barcelona was greeted internationally as a sign that Israelis and Palestinians could cooperate for peace. “The Palestinian F.A. will form a committee to investigate the players who participated in the match” and “everyone… More ▸

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    A famous Israeli Arab soccer player may join an Israeli soccer team known for its anti-Arab fans. Betar Jerusalem reportedly is making a bid to sign Abbas Suan from Bnei Sakhnin. Suan made international headlines after he scored a big goal for Israel’s national team in a World Cup qualifying game earlier this year, and… More ▸

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    Israeli Arab soccer players protested a refusal by Israel’s soccer federation to reschedule soccer games during Ramadan. Monday’s protest came after a mixed Arab-Jewish team played a game Saturday night that began four minutes after sundown. More ▸

  • Highlights of Jewish News: 5765 September 2004

    CHICAGO — MRIs are more effective at detecting breast cancer caused by gene mutations occurring in some 2 percent of Ashkenazi women than are mammographies, according to a new study. The study involving the mutation to the BRCA genes, which have been linked to breast and ovarian cancers in Ashkenazi Jewish women, is published in… More ▸