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SOCCER TOURNAMENT TO GO AHEAD DESPITE MIDDLE EAST TENSION

After a meeting of the organising committee Lebanon?s Minister of Sports, Mohamed Youssef Beydoun, said his country was ready to host the 12-team competition that kicks off on Thursday.
“The championship is not for Lebanon only, it is for all the Asian continent,” said Beydoun. “The competition will take place on schedule without any changes.”
Palestinian-Israeli clashes, and the capture of three Israeli soldiers on the Lebanon border by Muslim guerrillas, have raised tensions across the region and heightened fears of a retaliatory Israeli strike against Lebanon.

Reuters