Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Europa League

Israel Europa match postponed



Athletic Bilbao's Europa League match away to Hapoel Kiryat Shmona in Israel on Thursday has been postponed for security reasons, Uefa said on Wednesday.

"The Uefa emergency panel met today and decided to postpone the match... due to the tense security situation in the region," said European soccer's governing body in a statement.

"A decision concerning the rescheduling of the match will be made by the end of the week."

A bomb exploded on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding 15 people in what Israel's government said was a terrorist attack that could complicate efforts to secure a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

The bombing happened on the eighth day of an Israeli offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

Kiryat Shmona and Hapoel Tel Aviv are the only Israeli clubs still in European competition this season.

Israel is scheduled to stage the European under-21 championship in June next year and the draw is set to take place as planned in Tel Aviv next Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Europe's national Olympic committees scrapped a congress they were due to hold in the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat next month because of the fighting.

Uefa barred Israel from hosting all matches under its sanction between 2002-2004 at the height of the five-year Palestinian uprising when militants carried out numerous shooting attacks and bus bombings against Israelis.

There was a similar but much shorter suspension in 2006 when Israel waged a war against Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas who fired 4,000 rockets into Israel. Almost 1,200 people in Lebanon and 157 Israelis were killed during the 34-day conflict.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Pltv: Netbusters - Ep 2
Sat, 30 Aug @ 05:00
Sat, 30 Aug @ 09:30
Sat, 30 Aug @ 11:15

Sports Talk



Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Spurs will challenge for the title
It was in my room in Rustenburg, during the last Afcon, that I noticed the style that Mauricio...

John Dykes
United in condemnation
The British football press showed tremendous solidarity this week when they all leaped on the same...

Neil Tovey
Borrowing from best practice
The late Irish scribe and poet Oscar Wilde once famously opined that “youth is wasted on the...

Sunday Oliseh
Man U need more than an 'Angel'
Just two games into the English Premier League and Manchester United are five points (synonymous to...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Good signs for the Reds despite loss
A brace from Stevan Jovetic and a Sergio Aguero stunner ensured that Manchester City took all three...

Segun Odegbami
The Falcons - fulfilling Pele’s prophecy?
Did you watch the finals of the Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup last Sunday night?