A trophy case has been prepared for display at a soccer stadium in Israel, following the release of the NBA trophy during its annual awards show in Los Angeles.
The league said on Friday it had secured an Israeli team for the 2018 World Cup in Qatar, which will take place from Nov. 6 to Dec. 14, 2018.
In addition to the NBA and Major League Soccer, the tournament will include the NCAA basketball tournament, women’s hockey, men’s volleyball, basketball, golf, tennis, swimming, archery and wrestling.
The announcement came two days after the US Congress passed legislation that would give the US president a second chance to nominate a new president, with the approval of Congress.
The bill, which had passed the Senate by a 51-48 margin, now moves to the House, where Republicans control both chambers.
It was the second time in less than a month that the Senate had voted to override a presidential veto in order to approve legislation, following passage of the bill in the House.