Four matches involving Israel men’s and women’s national teams have been rescheduled for November, world soccer’s governing body FIFA has announced.
UEFA postponed all matches scheduled in the country earlier this month due to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
The rescheduled games will be played as close as possible to the existing November international windows, FIFA said.
The Kosovo vs. Israel and Israel vs. Switzerland Euro 2024 Group 1 qualifiers will now take place on November 12 and November 15, respectively.
Israel’s away game against Kazakhstan in the Women’s Nations League has been rescheduled to November 23 and the reverse fixture will be played on November 26.
At the request of European soccer’s governing body UEFA, FIFA has also approved an exception regarding the mandatory release of players for the rescheduled matches, it said.
“Mandatory release would apply for a maximum of one player per any club not affiliated to either of the participating member associations of a given match,” the statement read.
The release period would begin two days before the match in question, FIFA added.