The Maccabi Tel Aviv squad returned to Israel today and tomorrow will begin their preparations for their first match in Europe

The Maccabi Tel Aviv squad landed this afternoon at Israel's Ben Gurion airport after eleven days at their training camp in Austria. Tomorrow the team will begin their preparations for their second round Champions League qualifier against Hungarian champions FC Gyori. During the course of the week Maccabi are expected to play two pre-season friendlies at the Kiryat Shalom training complex, one on Tuesday at 6.30 P.M. against Ashdod FC and the second on Thursday at 7.30 P.M. against Hapoel Rishon Lezion. The match on Thursday will be open for both fans and the media. After a day off on Saturday, the Maccabi squad will return to training on Sunday evening before departing on Monday afternoon to the Hungarian capital Budapest in advance of their match against FC Gyiori. Details concerning ticket sales for the away match in Hungary will be published in the coming days at the official Maccabi Tel Aviv website and at the club's social network sites.

In further news, season ticket sales for the coming season are in full swing. In the coming days representatives of the "Leann" ticket agency will be making contact with the thousands of Maccabi fans who put their names on the waiting list. Later in the week sales are expected to be opened to the general public for seats that have yet to be purchased. For additional information call the Leann agency telephone centre at *8778