Israel told to suspend national coach

Fernandez is embroiled in a dispute with Qatari club Al Rayyan over a financial dispute. The matter is complicated by the fact that Qatar does not recognise the State of Israel.

The Israeli Football Federation said: “The Football Association today received an official request from FIFA in the matter of … Luis Fernandez saying he must immediately stop all activity concerning soccer due to a debt he owes a club he used to coach in Qatar.”