Zurich - FIFA leader Sepp Blatter said Friday he hopes to head off a Palestinian call for a vote to expel Israel from football's governing body but that Israel must make a concession.
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Blatter said he will meet Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday and Thursday in a bid to end the mounting battle.
The Palestinians have sought a vote at the FIFA Congress on May 29 claiming abuse of Palestinian football by Israel. Blatter said Netanyahu "would not receive the FIFA delegation if he is not ready to make some concessions, I am sure."