By Simon Griver, June 25, 2009
Maccabi Haifa will meet Northern Ireland champions Glentoran in the second qualifying round of the Uefa Champions League.
Haifa will host the first leg on July 15 with the return in Belfast on July 22.
Defender Alon Harazi is one of three players still at Haifa who helped them record a 3-1 aggregate victory over Glentoran in the then European Cup Winners Cup in 1998.
He said: “This is a very comfortable draw for us on paper but on the pitch things can be different.”
Haifa manager Elisha Levy said: “We are preparing for a very physical, long-ball game from Glentoran.”