While the Israel Premier League Ligat Japanika is on the international and pitch winterization break, six Maccabi Tel Aviv players will take part in UEFA Nations League matches with their respective National Teams.

Dor Micha, Sheran Yeini, Eli Dasa, Dor Peretz and Dan Glazer will face Guatemala on Thursday night at the Netanya Stadium as well as a crucial UEFA Nations League contest at Scotland on November 20 at Hampden Park.

Keeper Predrag Rajkovic will be with the Serbia National Team for their matches against Montenegro on Saturday and Lithuania on Tuesday.

Ahead of Israel’s match against Scotland, Dan Glazer spoke about the importance of the fan’s support that will help the team as they look to finish in first place and earn a spot on the playoffs:

“The last couple of home matches against Scotland and Albania were fantastic and I felt for the first time in many many years that the fans wanted us to do well. There was a real connection between the team, the fans, the media and you could feel this on the streets. Everyone wanted us to succeed.”

“The victories were not only terrific but it gives us a very good chance to make it to the UEFA Nations League Playoffs should we get a good result against Scotland. We feel the excitement from the fans who stop us and say congratulations, keep up the good work. This gives us the greatest satisfaction that the Israeli people have come back to love the Israel National Team.”