Next Week: Israel hosts European Under-21 Football Championship

Israel hosts European Under-21 Soccer Championship

  • Between June 5-18, 2013, Israel will host UEFA's European Under-21 Football (Soccer) ​Championship. National soccer teams from all over Europe will compete. The UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands and Norway, alongside the host country, Israel, will all vie for the title of champion. 

  • In the video below, two Israeli under-21 national team members show off their moves on the soccer field. Taleb Twatiha from Jassar a-Zarka, an Arab town in Israel's north, plays for Maccabi Haifa during the regular season. His teammate, Avi Biton, plays for the Ashdod Sports Club. They are two members of Israel's under-21 team who will compete in the UEFA Championship. 

  • In he next video, Guy Luzon, Israel's Under-21 National Team Coach, talks about his team and their hopes for the upcoming championship. Unity and harmony are key components of the team's ethos. These young Israelis have learned to play together, a tribute to the coach who must integrate Jewish, Arab, Druze, Russian and Ethiopian players, all of whom come from homes with different traditions and customs.

    All videos and photos by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs