Football

Israel edged out by Ivory Coast

By Simon Griver, August 11, 2011

Israel were beaten 4-3 by the Ivory Coast in an international friendly in Switzerland on Wednesday night.

The match featured an inspirational performance by new Arsenal striker Gervinho who was a key figure as the African team stormed into a 3-0 lead.

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The new season: Premier Division preview

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2011

There are three new teams in the top-flight this season with Brady Maccabi making a welcome return, along with newcomers North London Raiders B, last season's Division One champions, and FC Team A. Can they overcome the big boys? Only time will tell ...

BRADY MACCABI A

Competitions entered: Morrison, Anekstein and, of course, our chance to shine in the premiership

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The new season: Division 1 preview

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2011

There are 10 teams, once again, in Division One this season. The incentive is that three climbed into the Premier Division in May so it could come down to survival of the fittest. Watch out for Chigwell Athletic in their new JC-sponsored kit.

BRIXTON OLD BOYS A

Competitions entered: the two Jewish cups and the Sunday FA Cup.

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The new season: Division 2 preview

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2011

There are two Faithfold teams in Division Two but it's hard to look past Glenthorne United A, last season's Division Three champions, in terms of title talk this season.

CAMDEN PARK

Competitions entered: Division 2 and both cups

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The new season: Division 3 preview

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2011

Division Three looks open of the most open with 10 teams vying for a top two finish. Check out all the runners and riders here.

BLIZZARD STORM

Competitions entered: We have entered all competitions – league, Peter Morrison Trophy and Cyril Anekstein Cup

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A club-by-club guide to the MSFL

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2011

The new MSFL season starts on September 4. You can glance through all the facts and figures about how teams are warming-up for the new season.

JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP DRAW

WEEK ONE FIXTURES

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Lions mauled in Charity Shield

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

London Lions suffered a huge reality check a week before the season starts with a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Berkhamsted in the Herts Charity Cup.

Lions manager Tony Gold was without six regular first team players through injury, illness and holiday. In fact at one point the game was close to being forfeited as Lions only had eleven men with no subs.

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Heath Banta withdraws from MSFL

By Danny Caro, August 5, 2011

With less than a month to the start of the new MSFL season, Heath Banta have withdrawn from the league – leaving it with 50 teams.

Ben Nathan, manager of the Division Three team, informed league chairman David Wolff of his decision last night.

Nathan said: "Unfortunately, we have come to the conclusion that we are not going to be able to field a team for the season.

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Haifa face Genk in Euro tie

By Danny Caro, August 5, 2011

Maccabi Haifa will play Genk over two legs to earn a place in the group phase of this season's Champions League.

Having claimed a 3-2 aggregate win over Slovenian champions Maribor on Wednesday night, Haifa must now overcome a team that beat Partizan in the third qualifying round in the playoff round.

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Haifa reach Champions League knockout round

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2011

A first-half strike from Idan Vered enabled Maccabi Haifa to book a place in Friday's Champions League Knockout round as they beat Slovenian champions Maribor on Wednesday night.

Leading 2-1 from the first leg in Israel, Haifa took only 10 minutes to extend their advantage when Vered found the net in the third qualifying round second leg.

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