UEFA Forced to Switch Champions League Ties as Unrest in Israel Continues

July 11, 2014

UEFA has had to make changes to its second round qualifying matches due to the ongoing unrest in Israel.

Maccabi Tel Aviv will now play the first leg of their game against Santa Coloma in Andorra, pills instead of at home because of the re-ignited Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A UEFA spokesman told Sky Sports News: “We are closely monitoring the situation and in contact with the Israeli FA regarding any decision on the fixtures to be played in Israel.”

The return leg in Israel is set to take place in seven days and European football’s governing body will need to keep an eye on the situation.

Other games to be monitored are Europa League qualifying games involving Hapoel Tel Aviv and Hapoel Beersheba.

The spokesman added: “A decision on the other matches involving Israeli clubs will be taken in the following days.”