The international break is underway as Maccabi players are featuring in the various international teams. After a weekend packed with action here is a summary of what our players did.
Israel where facing a tough challenge on Saturday night when they played against Germany at Hoffenheim’s for what was the German’s first preparation match ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Gabi Kanichowsky made his senior international debut coming on as a second half substitute after the interval to play 45 minutes. Dan Glazer made his 12th international appearance as he emerged in the 53rd minute while Ofir Davidzada, Matan Baltaxa and Maor Kandil were unused subs against the Germans that won 2-0. The trio will hope to feature for Israel in their next friendly against Romania on Tuesday the 29th at Netanya.
Earlier, the Israel Under 21 side were held to a 2-2 draw by Poland in their Group B European qualifier with Daniel Peretz playing 90 minutes in goal. Israel’s U21’s currently trail group leaders Germany by two points, before both sides face each other in Petah Tikva for a crucial match on March 29th.
Israel’s Under 19’s Youth national team recorded an impressive 3-1 victory away to Turkey in their European Under 19’s Elite round. Oscar Gloukh who assisted a goal and Roy Revivo both started while Shon Edri came-off the bench to score Israel’s third. Ilay Tomer also made a substitute appearance while Dor Turgeman, currently on loan at Beitar Tel Aviv Bat yam, bagged a brace of goals.
Novatus Miroshi, who is also on loan at Beitar Tel Aviv Bat Yam scored the opening goal for Tanzania in their 3-1 friendly victory over Central African Republic at the Benjamin Mkapa national stadium.