The FIFA Congress, held in Bahrain, has not adopted a resolution about Israeli clubs with the «occupied territories». The resolution of this issue was postponed for October.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu said, «Today we have achieved another victory in the fight for Israel’s status in the international arena — we have prevented an attempt to damage Israel’s status in FIFA. I want to thank all those involved in the achievement of: Minister of culture and sports Miri Regev, Chairman of the football Federation ofer, Einie, employees of the Ministry of foreign Affairs, the office of the Prime Minister and the national security Council. This is an important achievement. We will continue to defend the State of Israel and strengthen our status in the international arena».