Goldstein on target as England win Home Nations event

Russell Goldstein capped a dream 50th appearance for England – scoring a goal in the final as they lifted the Home Nations tournament at St. George’s Park.


Goldstein, who is 25 and teaches Business Studies at Yavneh College, registered in the 4-0 win over Wales, which followed victories over Scotland and Northern Ireland in the four-team tournament.

He was joined in the England squad by ProFutsal team-mate Jon Kurrant, who like Goldstein, played in all three matches.

“It’s always a massive honour to represent my country,” said Goldstein, “and to score in the final on my 50th cap was a very proud moment. It was incredible to have my family and friends watching me lift the cup.

"Having missed out on becoming a professional footballer, it means so much that I’m managing to fulfil my dream and make it on to the wall of honour at SGP.

“This was the third time on the spin we’ve won the tournament, which is a massive achievement. It was also great preparation for us going into the European Championship pre-qualifiers next month.”

England return to action in January, when they will tackle Israel and hosts Moldova.

Goldstein went on to say: “I played against Israel three years ago and am looking forward to doing so again. They have several Maccabiah boys in their squad, although it’s always a weird one when the Hatikvah is played. It promises to be a great experience.”

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