Today the Maccabi Tel Aviv squad held a training without the players capped for the national team. Participants in the Football Federation's "Pro" course attended the practice
Today Maccabi Tel Aviv held a training session at the Kiryat Shalom training ground without their members of the national sides, six in the senior squad and another five in the under 21s. Tonight at 6 P.M. a match will be held between the national senior squad and the under 21s in preparation for the World Cup qualifiers to be played later in the month. Maccabi defenders Yoav Ziv and Sheran Yeini, midfielders Gal Alberman, Maharan Radi and Eran Zahavi and striker Eliran Atar will all be among the senior squad, while midfielders Dor Micha and Moshe Lugassi, goalie Barak Levi, defender Omer Vered and forward Moannes Dabbur will all represent the yellow and blue Maccabi standard for the under 21's. Today's training was visited by participants in the Israel National Football Federation's "Pro" course, among them Maccabi Haifa head coach Eric Benado and his assistant Uri Ozen, as well as other coaches like Hapoel Beer Sheva's Nisso Avitan and Hapoel Rishon Lezion's Sharon Mimar.
At the week-end Maccabi Tel Aviv will continue their preparations for the last round in the regulation season, Sunday's home tie against Beitar Jerusalem (8.50 P.M.). A week later the Play-Off rounds will begin, and sales for the package deal tickets are in full swing. In the two days since they were made available, 2800 of these package deals have already been sold, representing a total of 14,000 tickets in all!
In another matter, Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club were fined N.I.S. 30,000 by the Israel National Football Federation for disturbances caused by MTA fans during Maccabi's loss to Beitar Jerusalem in the National Cup tie last February 27th.