Italian and Spanish soccer giants Juventus and Atletico Madrid won’t play a pleasant set to happen in Israel’s second greatest metropolis Tel Aviv on Sunday night and cited safety issues as the rationale for the fixture’s cancelation.
Combating between Palestinian militants and the Israeli army escalated on Saturday after an Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian commander.
Taysir al-Jabari was a senior commander with the al-Quds Brigades, which is a army wing of the Palenstinian Islamic Jihad group, and was slain alongside numerous his fellow militants as a part of strikes on a high-rise constructing in northern Gaza.
The 2 European golf equipment have subsequently determined in opposition to enjoying their pleasant in Tel Aviv, and launched a joint assertion to announce that the match at Bloomfield Stadium had been scrapped.
“As a result of present safety state of affairs, Comtec Group (the match promoter), Juventus and Atletico de Madrid announce that the pleasant sport between the 2 groups that was to happen in Israel this Sunday 7 August at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv, has been canceled,” it learn.
The groups’ pleasant was going to be their final in preseason forward of their Italian Serie A and Spanish La Liga 2022/2023 campaigns kicking off subsequent weekend.
Whereas Atleti go to Getafe on August 15, Juventus get their bid to grab again the Scudetto from bitter rivals Inter Milan underway on the identical day when receiving Sassuolo in Turin.
In a while Saturday night, nevertheless, Juve introduced that the sport would go forward in any case at their Continassa coaching heart.
Juve-Atletico to be performed tomorrow on the JTC.
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) August 6, 2022
Final weekend, the Bloomfield Stadium hosted Paris Saint Germain as they beat Nantes 4-0 within the Trophee des Champions.
Scoring his aspect’s opener, Lionel Messi later went viral after the rout for stopping a younger boy being manhandled by safety in the hunt for a selfie with the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.
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