- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2011

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (AP) - FIFA has lifted its suspension of Israel national team coach Luis Fernandez.

Fernandez was suspended by soccer’s governing body last month because he had not obeyed a November 2009 disciplinary committee ruling regarding a long-standing debt he owed to a club in Qatar.

The debt has now been settled, and FIFA said Fernandez has been given the go-ahead to coach the team this month for the European Championship qualifiers.

Responding to the decision, Fernandez said: “I arranged things with FIFA so that I can be with my team. Now everyone has to have one aim, to get six points from the upcoming two games against Latvia and Georgia.”

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