Soccer: Israel, England fans unite against anti-Semitism

A friendly game will be played between a group of Israel and England fans in Wembley on Thursday evening in an expression of solidarity against anti-Semitism.

The event, organized jointly by Maccabi Great Britain and the London England Fans supporters group, will be held at Wembley Park Sports Ground, just a few minutes from the newly rebuilt Wembley Stadium where Saturday’s Euro 2008 qualifier between England and Israel will be played.

The two sets of fans will join together for a unique training session, run by coaches from Football4Peace, who spent this summer working in Israel. They use football to bring Jewish and Arab children together. The game will be followed by a fan forum, giving the group a chance to discuss their views on soccer.