- Associated Press - Thursday, July 17, 2014

NYON, Switzerland (AP) - UEFA is barring Israeli teams from playing European matches at home while the fighting between Israel and Hamas continues.

The decision by UEFA’s emergency panel will affect Israeli teams playing in the Champions League and Europa League.

Citing the “current security situation,” UEFA says Israeli clubs must propose alternative venues in another country for home legs “until further notice.”

Maccabi Tel Aviv had been due to host a qualifying game in the Champions League and Hapoel Tel Aviv and Hapoel Be’er Sheva in the Europa League this month.

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