Footballers protest Israel hosting UEFA Euro U21

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Former Egyptian footballers gathered in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo on Wednesday to condemn UEFA’s decision to host the UEFA European U21 Championship in Israel.

In protest, retired players including the likes of Waleed Salah Eldin and Ahmed Shobeir, along with several journalists, organised a football match in front of the embassy under the watchful eye of security personnel.

UEFA has held firm against calls from pro-Palestinian activists to move the tournament away from Israel because of restrictions on the movement of its athletes.

According to reports, both teams and venues will be subject to heavy security in order to avoid any possible attacks.