LY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 998 times:
In the last year, Israeli soccer has gone up. The level of games in the Israeli Superleague has gone up! Haim Revivo is dominating Fenerbahche in Turkey, Eyal Berkovic is doing okay in Manchester City, Tal Banin is doing okay in his team in the Premier League (I forgot ) . Hapoel Tel Aviv (I hate them) beat Chelsea once and tied them once, then they beat Locomotive Moscow just last week! Has Israeli Soccer gone up? They almost got to the World Cup this year, if it wasn't for those Austrian Nazis (just kidding, good game guys ) . What do you guys think?
LY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 988 times:
Yes, it's true. But it's complicated. You see, this rule was made about 25 years ago, maybe more. That's when NO arab country had peace with Israel, so Israel became part of the UEFA qualifying. I mean, do you think our friend sadam would let israelis in OR out of Iraq??? Anyways, yes they play in Europe!
Alessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 985 times:
Used to be in the Oceania group, long trips I guess.
As for Iraq, some countries refuse to play in Baghdad,
so they play on a neutral place the problem is that Iraq don´t recognize Israel. As for the quality of Israeli soccer, well, the immigration of Russians would sure help