Moscow: The head of the Palestinian Football Association faces FIFA punishment for urging fans to burn photos of Lionel Messi if Argentina played a World Cup warmup game in Jerusalem.
FIFA says it opened disciplinary proceedings against PFA president Jibril Rajoub because of comments "widely reported in the media."
Argentina called off a game against Israel earlier this month after protests by pro-Palestinian groups.
Rajoub had called for Arab and Muslim fans to burn photos and T-shirts of Messi, the Argentina and Barcelona superstar, if he played.
FIFA did not specify when the case will be judged.
Argentina opens its World Cup program Saturday against Iceland....