Soccer has been deemed a significant factor in the Israel-Hamas war, leading to the postponement of the Israel-Switzerland game.
European soccer matches scheduled to take place in Israel have been postponed after the Israeli government officially declared war on Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that has been carrying out surprise attacks.
“All soccer matches scheduled to take place in Israel over the next two weeks have been postponed,” UEFA announced on its official channels on Monday.
According to UEFA, the postponed matches include the Uefa European Football Championship 2024 (Euro 2024) qualifier between Israel and Switzerland scheduled for the 13th.
In addition, 먹튀검증토토사이트 the 2025 UEFA Under-21 Championship matches Israel-Estonia (13th) and Israel-Germany (18th) have also been postponed.
In addition, the UEFA U-17 Championship 2024 mini-tournament between Israel, Belgium, Gibraltar and Wales, scheduled for December 12-18, has also been postponed.
“The decision to postpone was taken in light of the current security situation in Israel,” UEFA said. New dates will be confirmed in due course.”
Further postponements are possible. UEFA added that it is also considering postponing the Kosovo-Israel match scheduled for Saturday, given that the war may make it difficult to focus on football.
Hamas, the militant group that rules the Palestinian territory of Gaza, launched a major offensive against Israel on July 7, prompting Israel to retaliate and officially declare war.
According to the Associated Press and Israel’s Civil Defense Channel 12, at least 600 Israelis have been killed in the Hamas offensive.