Little Green Footballs

Friday, August 13, 2004

Arabs play for Israel in UEFA cup

Bnei Sakhnin set for UEFA Cup first (Haaretz)

"Bnei Sakhnin will set a precedent in European soccer tonight (8:40 P.M., live on Channel 10) by becoming the first Arab side to compete in a UEFA competition, when they play Partizani Tirani of Albania at the National Stadium in Ramat Gan.

"Excitement is mounting in the small town set in the verdant Galilee hills in northern Israel, as the team prepares for its UEFA Cup second qualifying round tie. Sakhnin earned its place after last May's emotional 4-1 State Cup victory over Hapoel Haifa. " (link)

UPDATE: Sakhnin thrashed Partizani 3:0

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