Middle East football is giving the FIFA hierarchy one gigantic head-ache.

Middle East football is giving the FIFA hierarchy one gigantic head-ache. Angry and frustrated at what they perceive as having been obstructed at virtually every turn in their efforts to force FIFA into taking action against Israel for perceived injustices in the occupied territories, a highly contentious proposal has been placed on the agenda by Palestine and its allies calling for approval of an amendment to the rules that would suspend a member federation for human rights violations.
 
Currently article 3, approved as part of a range of reforms back in 2016, states that FIFA “is committed to respecting all internationally recognised human rights and shall strive to promote the protection of these rights.” Palestinian authorities have written to FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura informing her of their intention to put to the vote an amendment that would harden it up.
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