(From BBC News)
Argentina has cancelled a World Cup warm-up match with Israel, apparently under political pressure over Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in Gaza.
Striker Gonzalo Higuain told ESPN they had “finally done the right thing”.
But Israel’s defence minister said it was “too bad” Argentina’s footballers did not “withstand the pressure of the Israeli-hating inciters”.
“We will not yield before a pack of anti-Semitic terrorist supporters,” Avigdor Lierberman tweeted.
The Israeli Embassy in Argentina tweeted to confirm that the football friendly between the two countries was off.