Blatter promises help for Palestinian team

FIFA President Sepp Blatter plans to help the Palestinian national football team "where he can." (File photo: AFP)

The head of soccer’s world governing body has promised to help the Palestinian national team.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is visiting several sites in the West Bank during his second trip to the Palestinian territories. The visit comes after FIFA’s Congress called on Blatter to improve the state of the game in Palestine last month.

Members of the Palestinian national team are often unable to play in games because of travel restrictions between the West Bank and Gaza. The head of the Palestinian Football Association calls the restrictions a “siege on Palestinian sport.”

Blatter says he will assist the Palestinians “where he can.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41