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Israel blames Palestinians for cancellation of Argentina friendly

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Argentina Training – Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, Barcelona, Spain – June 6, 2018 Argentina’s Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi during training

 Israel on Wednesday blamed Palestinian pressure for Argentina’s cancellation of its World Cup warmup against Israel, a match that had been set for contested Jerusalem.The Palestinians accused Israel of using the fixture and the participation of Barcelona ace Lionel Messi to underpin its disputed claim to Jerusalem, which U.S. President Donald Trump recognized last year as Israel’s capital in a break from international consensus.

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