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Argentina Vs Israel Called Off Due To Messi Threats

Argentina Vs Israel Called Off Due To Lionel Messi Threats

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jun 06, 2018 08:35 AM @KurtLaduma

Argentina's friendly with Israel this weekend has been cancelled due to alleged threats that have been made against FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

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According to New Straits Times, the Albiceleste's final warm-up game ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been called off.

Jorge Sampaoli's side were scheduled to take on Israel in Jerusalem on Saturday, but after protests by Palestinian football authorities, who urged Messi not to play, the match was cancelled by Argentina's football governing body.

It has been claimed that "threats and provocations" had been made against the Blaugrana star, with some supporters even asking fans to burn Messi shirts if he did take part.

Tensions between Israel and Palestine seem to be the main reason for the game being scrapped, with the Palestinian Football Federation believing the match would have been used as "a tool of political blackmail".

It has also been claimed that several Argentina players were uneasy about travelling to Israel for the game before its cancellation.

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Striker Gonzalo Higuain confirmed in an interview with ESPN that the game had been cancelled, saying "they've finally done the right thing".

Do you think the AFF has made the correct decision in cancelling the clash? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Spartacus101_EC Joined: 07 Jun 2018
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Spartacus101_EC Jun 07, 2018 03:34 PM
bafana-bafana is available we will come to Argentina for free.
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Skeem Sa HDK Jun 07, 2018 07:25 AM
So people believe this propaganda by Palestinians that they are persecuted by Israelites while in reality the reverse is true.
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Faysal Jun 06, 2018 09:52 PM
There was campaign in Argentina asking the government to cancel the game becuese Israel forcefully living in another people's country
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ta more@mbekweni Jun 06, 2018 05:20 PM
Messi is a symbol of peace palestine people swear the match would not let it proceed peacefully because messi canot entertain israelites because he is symbol of peace to them as israelites constantly commit crime agaist humanity
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Matayitayi Jun 06, 2018 02:21 PM
Maybe Hitler was right to kill these Jews
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Matayitayi Jun 06, 2018 02:20 PM
Israelites are killing everything close to Palestine
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Golden Boots Jun 06, 2018 12:43 PM
That's the way to go!
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mazibukosc Jun 06, 2018 12:08 PM
Good move by AFA, Israel doesn't deserve anything good. They are a disgrace to humanity.
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Maloh11 Jun 06, 2018 10:43 AM
yeah cancel it israel ha.a
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jun 06, 2018 09:54 AM
Maybe its a good thing that they cancelled it
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andrewz Jun 06, 2018 09:52 AM
OUR BACOW BACOW IS READY TO BE KICKED
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Khosism Jun 06, 2018 09:11 AM
Bafana Bafana is available
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LAPO_MOLEBATSI Jun 06, 2018 09:06 AM
Good move
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Thefan Jun 06, 2018 09:06 AM
Come trash our beloved bafana
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Aces2017 Jun 06, 2018 09:01 AM
lol good

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