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Israel lose Davis Cup appeal

The International Tennis Federation has upheld its original decision to change the venues of two Davis Cup World Group play-off ties next month.

The ITF rejected Israel's plea to stage their match against Argentina in Tel Aviv and must now move the contest to a neutral venue.

The ruling was made amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza, with Israel now having to nominate a new venue in another country.

Another nation currently experiencing unrest, Ukraine, will not now be able to stage their fixture against Belgium in Kiev for similar reasons.

Both three-day matches are scheduled to start on September 12.