The Under-17 Israel National Team opened their European Championship Qualifying campaign in Macedonia. Five Yellow & Blue representatives are with the team in the tournament.

Gary Brumer’s squad defeated the Faroe Islands 6:0 on Saturday and Tuesday they took care of the host’s Macedonia 4:1 as Tal Torgeman scored a brace. The two wins ensured that the Blue & White will play in the Elite Round ahead of the European Championships. On Friday they’ll play Spain for first place in the group.

Maccabi Tel Aviv representatives:
Keeper: Ben Moasayof
Defenders: Shachar Rosen, Itay Ben Hemo
Midfielders: Niv Berkovic
Strikers: Tal Torgeman

Three Maccabi players were in the Starting XI for Israel against Macedonia: Moasayof, Ben Hemo and Shachar Rosen who all played 90 minutes. At the start of the second half Berkovic joined them while Torgeman was introduced in the 63’ giving him enough time to complete a brace in the 4:1 win.