Four of Maccabi’s Youth Academy members: Ido Oli, Yehoda Belay, Ori Azo and Saied Abu Farchi were all included in Ofir Haim’s Israel U19 national squad that will begin its’ qualifying campaign.Israel will play Faroe Islands (15.11), Armenia (18.11) and hosts Croatia (21.11) in Group 9 with the top two teams advancing to the Elite Round ahead of the Under-19 Championship Finals which will be staged in Northern Ireland next year.