FIFA to pay to repair field damaged in bombing

April 11, 2006
ZURICH, Switzerland -- FIFA will pay to repair a soccer field in the Palestinian-run Gaza Strip that was damaged during a bombing this month.

Soccer's governing body said Tuesday it will confer with Palestinian soccer officials in next few days on the extent of the damage to the stadium and stands.

"Football is one of the very few universal tools mankind can use to bridge gaps between nations and peoples, and to symbolize what unites our planet over what divides it," ...

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