BREAKING NEWS
This content is not available in your region

Footballers protest Israel hosting UEFA Euro U21

Access to the comments Comments
Footballers protest Israel hosting UEFA Euro U21
Text size Aa Aa

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.