FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during a news conference after a FIFA Council meeting in Kolkata, India, October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Global soccer body FIFA will not intervene in the impasse between the Israeli and Palestinian football authorities and considers the matter closed, its president Gianni Infantino said on Friday.The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) says this is contrary to FIFA statutes which state that a member country's teams cannot play matches on the territory of another association without permission.In 2015, the PFA proposed during a FIFA Congress that Israel be suspended from international soccer but backed down after FIFA set up a task force led by South African politician Tokyo Sexwale.
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