Football

Argentina's defender gears up for Germany clash

July 1, 2010

Argentina defender Walter Samuel hopes to do what England could not: beat Germany.

The Inter Milan star, who has a Jewish mother, is set to return for tomorrow's quarter-final in Cape Town.

Samuel, 32, has not played since suffering a hamstring strain during the 4-1 group stage win over South Korea.

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GB Maccabiah duo step down

By Danny Caro, July 1, 2010

Darryl Lee and Adam Solomons have resigned from their posts on the GB Maccabiah and European Organising Committee.

Lee was chairman and Solomons vice-chairman of both the European and Maccabiah Games GB football teams as well as for the Pan American and Australia Games. Appointed last November, the pair stepped down due to work commitments, although Lee will remain on the Maccabiah Organising Committee in an advisory capacity.

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Top Israeli referee used TV technology to allow ‘ghost’ goal

By Simon Griver, June 28, 2010

In a remarkably similar incident to yesterday's Frank Lampard ‘ghost’ goal against Germany, the Championship deciding game last month in Israel’s Ligat Ha’Al had an almost identical goal.

However, the conduct of referee Alon Yefet in Hapoel Tel Aviv’s 2-1 victory over Betar Jerusalem was very different than the Uruguyan Jorge Larrionda's behaviour yesterday.

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Five-a-side finish for National Maccabi

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2010

Players from Manchester Maccabi and Leeds Maccabi joined their London counterparts at the Maccabi GB National Primary League Outdoor five-a-side tournament in Mill Hill.

The nine age groups featured 600 players and 75 teams in a World Cup- themed competition.

League chairman Laurence Thorne said: "If only we could bottle up the annual success of this tournament and move it on to building the future of junior Jewish football, but alas well over 60 per cent of today's entrants do not play in the Maccabi Sunday League, but if they did, the league would move on leaps and bounds.

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Maccabi prepares for new season

June 24, 2010

Manchester Maccabi are already planning for the new campaign with pre-season training starting on Sunday.

Former 2nd team managers Stuart Delmonte and Tony Rosenberg recently took charge of the club's first team and with the help of some former England, Manchester United, Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers players, they believe that they can help the club become the best in the community once more.

Having finished bottom of the Eccles League Premier Division last season, Delmonte and Rosenberg will lead Maccabi into the Thameside League Division One.

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Shindler ready for new start at Fortune

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2010

Having helped North West Neasden A win a hat-trick of league and cup doubles, central defender Scott Shindler has moved to pasture new after dropping down two divisions to join Temple Fortune.

Shindler believes that his winning ethic can be a key factor and help Fortune bridge the gap after they finished sixth in Division Two.

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Feilhaber steers USA into round two

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2010

Benny Feilhaber helped the USA keep their World Cup dream alive after coming off the bench to steer them past Algeria and finish top of England’s qualifying group.

A strike from Jermaine Defoe looked to have sent England through as group winners, but playmaker Feilhaber, who came on at half time after replacing striker Herculez Gomezat the Loftus Versfeld Stadium, and played his part as a stoppage time strike from Landon Donovan took the USA through to the second round in South Africa.

Feilhaber said: "It’s unbelievable. We definitely never doubted it was possible.

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Israelis cheer England goal

By Jennifer Lipman, June 23, 2010

Staff at the Israeli embassy in London took a break from work to watch England play to stay in the World Cup.

A big cheer went up in the office as the first goal was scored against Slovenia by Jermain Defoe.

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Hapoel drawn against Bosnians in Champions League

By Simon Griver, June 22, 2010

Hapoel Tel Aviv have been drawn against Bosnian champions FK Zeljeznicar in the second qualifying round of the Champions League.

The Israeli champions will host the Bosnians at Bloomfield Stadium on July 14 and travel to Sarajevo for the return a week later.

Itay Shechter, the Hapoel striker, said: “We do not really know the team but if they are champions of Bosnia they cannot be taken lightly."

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Pinner confirm deal with two clubs

June 17, 2010

Preparations for Pinner JFC's 25th anniversary season are gathering momentum after the club confirmed tie-up deals with two Football League clubs.

Having joined the club in 2001, chairman Les Conway has ensured that the club has kept pace with the leading lights of the amateur game. He set an objective to guarantee that Pinner impacted in the same way as many of its peers, and particularly from what he had seen on the non-Jewish circuit.

His philosophy is simple. "If you stand still, you'll go backwards and eventually a club like ours will be no more," he said.

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