Football

Flying start for GB at JCC Games

August 26, 2014

Team Maccabi GB got straight down to business in Cherry Hill, New Jersey at the JCC Maccabi Games 2014 with 17 medals including four gold, nine silver and four bronze on the first day.

And the medals kept pouring in on day two with the delegation winning an incredible 46 across all sports.

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Awat moves upstairs at Real Mallorca

By Simon Griver, August 26, 2014

Veteran Israeli goalkeeper Dudu Awat has hung up his gloves.

Real Mallorca stopper Awat, 36, has been appointed the club’s General Manager and is set to announce that he is buying the Spanish club as the head of a consortium of Spanish businesspeople, but denies reports that Roman Abramovich is involved.

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Conflict ruining sporting dreams

By Danny Caro, August 26, 2014

The Gaza conflict is wreaking havoc with Israel’s international sports ambitions.

September had promised to be a festival of sports in football, tennis and basketball, but many events are being moved away from the country.

Israel’s showpiece opener in the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Belgium at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on September 9 looked likely to be moved to a neutral venue.

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Hendon to open against Lions

By Danny Caro, August 26, 2014

Treble winners Hendon United Sports Club A will open their MGBSFL title defence at Rowley Lane when they take on Maccabi London Lions Blue on September 7.

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Greek test awaits Maccabi

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2014

Maccabi Tel-Aviv will face Asteras Tripolis of Greece in the Europa League playoff round.

The Israeli champions come up against an Asteras who eliminated Mainz after overcoming a first leg deficit to progress 3-1 on aggregate.

Maccabi were beaten 3-2 by Maribor in the third qualifying round of the Champions League on Tuesday.

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Sport takes back-seat for now

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2014

Sport is the last thing on the minds of the majority of Israelis right now, but it’s a way of living for so many too.

These were meant to be exciting times for professional sportsmen and women around the country, but they have had the spotlight pulled from under their feet.

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Don't expect miracles, warns Gold

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2014

Tony Gold is targeting a top 10 finish ahead of London Lions’s South Midlands League opener against Buckingham Athletic tomorrow.

A loan deal to bring in Wingate & Finchley youngster Joe Sharpe was close to completion as the Lions look to build on an encouraging pre-season.

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Eini unveiled as new Israel FA chairman

By Simon Griver, August 8, 2014

Ofer Eini will focus on youth development after being appointed chairman of the Israel FA.

Eini succeeds Avi Luzon who served two terms in the position, but will remain active in football as a member of Uefa’s 15-man Executive Committee.

Having stepped down as head of Israel’s powerful Histadrut Trade Union movement earlier this year, Eini stood unopposed in the elections.

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Euro dream over for Kiryat Shmona

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2014

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona were unable to build on their first leg heroics in Moscow as they bowed out of the Europa League following a 2-1 defeat in Larnaca on Thursday night.

Having held Dynamo Moscow 1-1 in the away leg, Hapoel made a dream start in the return match, with Roi Kehat putting the Israeli cup winners ahead after 11 minutes.

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Underdog tag suits Wycombe, says Jacobson

By Darren Witcoop, August 8, 2014

Joe Jacobson is confident his return to League Two with Wycombe Wanderers will be a short-lived one.

The Cardiff-born defender shunned the advances of Crawley to take a punt on Wycombe following his release from Shrewsbury.

Jacobson, 27, claims the move is no gamble with plans to escape the basement division.

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