The friendly scheduled for this Sunday between Juventus and Atlético de Madrid in the city of Tel Aviv was canceled this Saturday due to the escalation of violence between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, which already registers 12 dead Palestinians and more than 90 wounded.
“Due to the security situation, the friendly match between Atlético de Madrid and Juventus that was going to be played in Israel has been cancelled,” announced today the Comtec Group, an Israeli company that had organized the meeting.
“Given the current security situation, Comtec Group has announced that the match between Atlético de Madrid and Juventus that was to be played next Sunday (August 7) at Bloomfield Stadium will not take place as planned,” the company added in a statement.
In addition, the announcement specified that “all ticket holders will automatically receive their money through the payment method they used to make the purchase on the website.within 14 days”.
Sources from Atlético Madrid explained that the game was canceled after the decision of the Italian club not to travel to the Israeli city due to its doubts about the security situation.
The Madrid team trained for an hour this morning, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Ciudad Deportiva de Majadahondaand was scheduled to take a plane to Tel Aviv at 12:30 p.m., but Juventus’ decision has caused Atlético has also made the decision this morning not to travel to the Israeli city, due to doubts about the dispute of the match, according to club sources.
The current spike in tension between Israel and Islamic Jihad began this Friday with an Israeli “preemptive” offensive in Gaza in the face of the “imminent threat” of an attack by the Palestinian group. in response to the arrest on Monday of one of its leaders.
Since the beginning of hostilities yesterday, Jihad has launched more than 160 rockets towards Israel, while local media andThey estimate that the Israeli Army has bombed more than 40 targets of the group in the Strip.
Among the 12 Palestinians killed was a five-year-old girl and the number two of Islamic Jihad, which are added to almost a hundred wounded, the vast majority of them Gazans.
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