Football

Lothar stays put

October 17, 2008

Maccabi Netanya boss Lothar Matthaus threatened to quit last week, even though his team are top of the Israeli Premier Division.

He was furious after being detained at Ben Gurion Airport for two hours when returning from a holiday in Spain because he had still not been issued with a work permit. Matthaus received the permit on Sunday after the intervention of Netanya Mayor, Miriam Feirberg-Ikar.

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Welsh Euro-flop spoils Jacobson’s comeback party

By Danny Caro, October 17, 2008

Joe Jacobson was this week reflecting on one of the biggest disappointments of his career after Wales Under 21s missed out on a place in next summer's Euro Championships.

Returning from a five-month spell on the sidelines after tearing his medial ligament in pre-season, left-back Jacobson was unable to help Brian Flynn's men overturn a first leg deficit, though they came close to forcing extra time at Villa Park.

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What a giveaway

By Simon Griver, October 17, 2008

Israel missed the chance to go top of their World Cup qualifying group when they conceded a last-minute goal in Latvia on Wednesday night.

Captain Yossi Benayoun had put Israel ahead but the visitors' failure to claim maximum points in a match they dominated could cost them dearly as they strive to reach the finals for the first time in 40 years.

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JC MSFL Matchday 7 Preview

By Danny Caro, October 17, 2008
There are some great games in store this weekend including Glenthorne United A and Faithfold A.

LONDON INTERMEDIATE CUP ROUND TWO

DOCKLANDS FC vs CHIGWELL ATHLETIC A

A 9-0 victory over your neighbours was the best possible victory for this game. Russell Green's midas touch is finally rubbing off on the Chigs.

Adam Hakimi was the star man. From his holding role in central midfield, he popped up with two goals against Glenthorne last week and ensured that the Thornes didn't get a look in.

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Israel Under 21 hold Italy

By Simon Griver, October 16, 2008

Israel held Italy to a goalless draw in Ancona in the first leg of their UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off. The second leg will be on Wednesday night at Tel Aviv's Bloomfield Stadium as Israel's seeks to reach the finals in Sweden next summer.

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Not so easy in Luxembourg

By Simon Griver, October 16, 2008

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Fresh Salmon helps Team topple Wood

By Richard Jaye, October 16, 2008

FC Team A 5-2 AC Cricklewood

A hat-trick from Richard Salmon plus two from Adam Goldsmith helped FC Team maintain their grip on the Division Three title race as they claimed a deserved victory over AC Cricklewood.

The match was played in a tremendous spirit with only 10 free-kicks in the whole game. It was over as a contest inside the first 18 minutes as Team raced to a four-goal lead.

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Legs 11 as Neasden flex their muscles in the cup

By Craig Silver, October 10, 2008

North West Neasden A breezed into the next round of the FA Challenge Cup after hammering Maronites FC 11-0.

Captain marvel Lee Cash (3), Dan Levenfiche (2), Jake Gottlieb, Daniel Cole, Darren Yarlett, Jon Ellis, Ben Forman, Scott Shindler and an own goal eased them through.

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Hapoel exit

October 10, 2008

 "The better team won." That was the assessment of Hapoel Tel Aviv coach Eli Guttman after his team bowed out after suffering a 4-2 aggregate defeat against St Etienne.

Trailing 2-1 from the home leg, they were beaten by the same scoreline with Samuel Yeboah's last-minute strike proving little more than a consolation.

The defeat saw Israel's only remaining team in European competition fail to make the Uefa Cup group stages for the first time in three years.

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Blatter to visit Israel

By Simon Griver, October 10, 2008

Football FIFA President Sepp Blatter will visit Israel and the West Bank later this month.

Blatter will travel to Jordan on October 25 together with Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon and the former US Olympic athlete Ed Moses.

They will visit Ramallah in the West Bank the next day to watch a friendly international between Palestine and Jordan before travelling to Tel Aviv to take part in the tenth anniversary celebrations of the establishment of the Peres Center for Peace.

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