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Juventus, Atletico Call off Tel Aviv Friendly on Security Fears

Juventus, Atletico Call off Tel Aviv Friendly on Security Fears

Saturday, 6 August, 2022 - 18:00
Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system fires to intercept a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, near the Israeli Gaza border, Israel, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP)

Juventus and Atletico Madrid have called off their friendly match in Israel due to the "current security situation" in the country, both clubs said in a joint statement on Saturday.


Israeli aircraft struck in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets at Israel on Saturday after an Israeli operation against the militant group Islamic Jihad ended more than a year of relative calm along the border.


The football friendly had been scheduled to be played at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv later on Saturday.


Juventus begin their Serie A campaign on Aug. 15 against Sassuolo while Atletico kick off their LaLiga season on the same day with a trip to Getafe.


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