The close season is well underway as the various national team matches took center stage. As Maccabi has several international players we rounded up their performances over the weekend.

Israel’s national team began its’ UEFA Nations League campaign in Group B on Thursday with a home match against Iceland that ended in a 2-2 draw. Dan Glazer made a 74th minute substitute appearance and helped Alon Hazan’s side collect their first point. Israel now face two matches away from home – Albania (June 10th) and Iceland (June 13th).

On Sunday, Djordje Jovanovic made his full debut for Serbia as the 23-year-old striker played the first 45 minutes in the 4-1 victory over Slovenia in Belgrade. Ranked second together with Sweden behind Group H leaders Norway, Serbia face a tough trip to Solna on June 9th.

Brandley Kuwas played 90 minutes for Curacao against Honduras in the CONCACAF Nations League, but couldn’t prevent his side from suffering 1-0 defeat at the Ergilio Hato stadium in Willemstad.

Daniel Peretz and Oscar Gloukh were both in action and played 90 minutes as Israel Under 21’s suffered a 1-0 defeat in Latvia at the Skonto stadium in Riga that damaged their chances to qualify from Group B’. Guy Mizrahi and Ido Shahar who spent last season on loan also featured in the match while Nadav Niddam was an unused substitute. Currently ranked third with 16 points from 9 matches behind Poland (18) and Germany (24) Israel now host bottom of the group San Marinoat Petah Tikva on June 7th.

Novatos Miroshi, who spent last season on loan at Beitar Tel Aviv Bat Yam played 90 minutes in Tanzania’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Niger at the Stade de l’Amitie in Cotonou Benin. Tanzania return home and host Group F leaders Algeria on June 8th at the Benjamin Mkapa national stadium in Dar es Salaam.