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Where does Israel go from Gutman

October 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

I saved my comments about Israel’s UEFA Euro 2016 campaign for the end of the tournament in order to be fair and just to the coach, players and management on tournament that saw the Blue-and-White end off in 4th place and missing out on the playoffs. After a 3:1 loss at Belgium to end [Read More]

Israel falls to Cyprus at home 2:1

October 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Israel’s hopes to make it to the playoffs of the Euro2016 tournament in France were dashed as the Blue-and-White fell to Cyprus at home in Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem by a score of 2:1. Israel started out strong but couldn’t find a way to break though the Cyprus defense and ‘keeper. [Read More]

Friday Feature – Tomer Hemed, Israeli Star

October 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tomer Hemed is arguably one of Israel’s top footballers playing abroad these days and is currently plying his trade for Brighton & Hove Albion in the English Football League Championship, one step below the Premier League. However, with Hemed on board this season, Brighton has its sights [Read More]

Israel National Team – What can we do?

October 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Israel National Football Team has a crucial match this upcoming Saturday night in Jerusalem against Cyprus as a victory coupled with a Bosnia & Herzegovina draw or loss will guarantee the Blue-and-White a ticket to the Euro 2016 playoffs to take place in November. Finishing in third place [Read More]

Israel wins 4:0 over Andorra in Euro 2016 Qualifying!

September 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Israel National Team defeated Andorra 4:0 at Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa in front of over 22K supporters. Everyone got their money’s worth on this night as the first half was goals galore with Maccabi Tel Aviv captain Eran Zahavi opening the scoring in the 3rd minute to give Israel a [Read More]

Dress Rehearsal for Israel National Team!

September 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Israel National Team is at a crossroads of some sort. Head Coach Eli Gutman will have to dig down deep in order to get maximum points from the next two matches, Thursday night in Haifa against Andorra and Sunday evening in Wales. The Andorra match will be a walk in the park compared to a trip [Read More]

The Pulpit – Closing the Gap! Israel U19 Women & Maccabi Tel Aviv

July 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

It was a long and rough 24-hours for The Sports Rabbi between last Tuesday and Wednesday night. However sometimes those are the moments in time when we get to see what one is made of and how the gap has closed between nations. On Tuesday night I witnessed a disappointing 2:1 Maccabi Tel Aviv loss [Read More]

Israel MUST invest in its youth!

June 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Well what can you do. As they say, payback’s a B—- and Israel,was given its due in Zenica, Bosnia on Friday night going down to the home side 3-1. Shockingly Israel actually took a 1-0 lead on a Tal Ben Chaim nifty strike off a short corner (yes, amazingly Israel scored on a shirt [Read More]

Maccabi Tel Aviv influences Israel National Team

June 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Israel National Football Team plays Bosnia-Herzegovina on Friday night in a crucial UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matchup which may determine Israel’s fortunes going forward in the 2nd most prestigious football tournament in the world just behind the FIFA World Cup. After taking nine out of a [Read More]
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