Juventus and Atlético de Madrid match canceled in Tel Aviv due to the war in Gaza

A soccer match scheduled for Sunday between Italy’s Juventus and Spain’s Atletico Madrid in Tel Aviv was canceled due to a military operation launched by Israel in Gaza, according to Hebrew media.

The Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper said the friendly match between the two teams, which was scheduled for Sunday night at Tel Aviv’s Bloomfield Stadium, has been cancelled.

And the newspaper added: “It was reported in Italy that Juventus did not want to travel to Israel, so the match will be cancelled. After that, the media in Spain reported that the match would not take place.

And last Sunday, the Bloomfield Stadium hosted the French Super Match that brought together the teams of Paris Saint-Germain and Nantes, champion of the Coupe de France in 2022, and ended with a 4-0 victory for the Parisian team.

Since Friday afternoon, Israel has launched a military operation in the Gaza Strip, which has killed 12 Palestinians, according to the Health Ministry, including a girl.

The Al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad movement’s armed wing, announced in a statement on Saturday that it launched volleys of rockets and mortar shells as part of its response to the military operation.

Nearly 200 rockets have been fired so far at settlements and towns in southern and central Israel, including cities near Tel Aviv, 95% of which have been shot down by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, according to Yedioth Ahronoth.