Football

Haifa to face Bosnians in Champions League

June 21, 2011

Maccabi Haifa have been drawn against Bosnian champions FK Borac Banja Luka in the Champions League qualifers.

The Greens must come through three qualifying rounds as they look to make the group stage for the second time in three years.

In season 2009/10, Haifa became the first team to go through the groups phase without scoring a goal or taking a point.

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Player of the Year Bern to leave MSFL

By Danny Caro, June 17, 2011

Just minutes after being named Maccabi League Player of the Year, Daran Bern dropped a bombshell on his Redbridge Jewish Care teammates - by telling them that he is leaving Jewish football. Playing in his first full season in the league, Bern, 24, tormented defences as the east Londoners clinched their first league and cup double.

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Lustigman: "In it to win it"

By Danny Caro, June 16, 2011

Adam Lustigman, player-manager of WHAFC, is quietly confident that his 15-man squad can turn heads at the Jom Ha Voetbal competition in Amsterdam on Sunday.

The 19-team event sees WHAFC, which stands for We Hate Arsenal Football Club, line-up in a four-team group alongside Joods Zorg Circ, Circumcisers and Troostwijk.

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Haifa hero on the way

By Simon Griver, June 16, 2011

Tomer Hemed is close to agreeing terms with Rangers. The Maccabi Haifa striker, 24, is reportedly being offered a three-year contract at Ibrox worth between £7,000 to £8,000 a week.

However, we understand that no deal will be signed until Hemed receives his Polish passport, probably next week.

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Bern wins top MSFL accolade

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2011

Daran Bern has been named JC MSFL Player of the Season.

Bern, 24, was a key figure as Redbridge Jewish Care A claimed the Premier Division title for the first time before going on to seal the double with victory in the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup final against Hendon.

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Maccabi Junior Football League end of season report

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2011

MJFL league chairman Laurence Thorne looks back on the season.

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Gold: Key defenders were our star men

By Danny Caro, June 10, 2011

London Lions manager Tony Gold praised his "defensive rocks" after Guy Morris and Adam Myeroff were recognised for outstanding achievement at the club's end-of-season awards.

Morris was voted Players' Player of the Year and Myeroff Manager's Player in a season where the club ventured into the South Midlands League for the first time and won the Herts FA Centenary Cup.

Gold said: "Myeroff was

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Trip of a lifetime

June 10, 2011

A team of Jewish footballers swapped their north London base for Ukraine this week.

In a ground-breaking visit, organised by World Jewish Relief (WJR) and London Maccabi Lions, the club played a youth team from Dynamo Kiev as part of a trip aimed at fostering links between young communities in the UK and Ukraine.

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Fabulous Fernandez

By Simon Griver, June 10, 2011

Luis Fernandez, the Israel manager, has been given a contract extension following Israel's victory over Latvia which kept alive their Euro 2012 qualification hopes.

First-half strikes from captain Yossi Benayoun and defender Tal Ben Haim kept Israel in contention for next year's finals with a 2-1 success in Riga.

Victory for the top two mean that Israel remain in third place in Group F, a po

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Ben Haim keeps Israel in contention

By Danny Caro, June 5, 2011

A penalty from Portsmouth defender Tal Ben Haim keep alive Israel's Euro 2012 qualification hopes after they beat Latvia 2-1 in Riga on Saturday evening.

Israel forged ahead after 17 minutes when captain Yossi Benayoun finished off an excellent passing move with a powerful drive.

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