Maccabi Tel Aviv’s first training camp will come to an end on Sunday but unlike in year’s past, the Yellow & Blue will hold a second camp in Holland between July 7-15. As part of the preparations for this coming season, Vladimir Ivic’s squad will play three pre-season friendlies:

July 9: Maccabi Tel Aviv – Royale Union Saint-Gilloise
The Yellow & Blue’s first friendly will be against a club from the Belgium Second Division in Royale Union Saint-Gilloise who finished last season in third place.

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July 11: Maccabi Tel Aviv – Genk
The second match will pit the Israeli champions against the Belgium title holders who won the league by just two points over Club Brugge. Genk is also preparing for the new campaign as they will be playing in the group stages of the Champions League.

July 14: Maccabi Tel Aviv – Sparta Rotterdam
The final friendly will see Maccabi take on Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam who were promoted to Holland’s first division after winning the second division playoff.

Just a little while after playing the friendlies, the season will officially begin as the Yellow & Blue will play Bnei Yehuda in the Champions Cup on July 20th for the first title of the campaign. Next up will be the first leg of second round Champions League qualifying (July 23 or 24) where they will face the winner of Astana and Cluj.