Switzerland: Saudi player refuses to play against 'Zionist team'

Riyadh, 25 July (AKI) - A Saudi football star playing for a Swiss team has refused to play against an Israeli team for apparent political and religious reasons. Hussein Abdulghani, who plays for Swiss premier league club Neuchatel Xamax, said he would not play a game against a 'Zionist team', reported Arabic language newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi on Friday. Neuchatel Xamax is reportedly planning a game with an as yet unnamed Israeli team. Team officials are said to have accepted his decision not to play in the future match against the Israeli team. Abdulghani, 31, has represented Saudi Arabia in three...

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