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By Chineze Ogugua 

Argentina has cancelled their World Cup warm-up match against Israel after much pressure from Palestine who are protesting Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in Gaza.

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The Israeli Embassy in Argentina tweeted to confirm that the football friendly between the two countries was off.

News of the cancellation was met with cheers in Gaza with the Palestinian football association thanking the Argentine team for the cancellation.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for a meeting with Argentine counterpart to salvage the situation.

 

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