Though Argentina have a final warm-up fixture against Israel on Saturday before the action gets under way in Russian Federation, they however hope for fancy chances in Russian Federation, despite struggling to actually clinch a spot, before Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick against Ecuador in the final South American qualifier.
Argentina's controversial friendly against Israel has been suspended after threats towards Lionel Messi and waves of protests.
Head of the Palestinian soccer association Jibril Rajoub told the press that if the Argentinian national team will arrive in Israel and play, even in a different city than the capital, "we will act to ensure they will not be able to offer themselves as hosts to the 2030 World Cup".
Officials at the Argentine president's office declined to comment on the issue.
"I grew up with them and they have taught me many things".
A picture taken on June 5, 2018, shows a poster erected on a main street in the West Bank town of Hebron next to a portrait of the Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (R), denouncing the upcoming friendly football match between Argentina and Israel and calling Argentina's star Lionel Messi (portrait) to boycott the match.
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"This match has become a political tool".
"I congratulate Palestine at such a great sport victory and the tough blow to the occupation", Abdel-Salam Haniyeh, member of the Palestinian higher council of youth and sport, wrote on Facebook after news of the cancellation broke.
There was no initial reaction from the Israeli FA or from Israeli politicians. The Palestinians want the eastern part of the city as the capital of a future state that will include the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Israel lays claim to the whole Jerusalem al-Quds, but the worldwide community views the city's eastern sector as an occupied territory and Palestinians consider it as the capital of their future state.
He called the Barcelona forward a "symbol of love and peace", and called on him to not participate in the beautification of "the fascist occupation's image".