Israel begins Euro campaign

The national team of Israel begin their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign this weekend.
Last month, UEFA prevented Israeli clubs from hosting matches on home soil because of the war in the North with Hezbollah that mercifully ended with a United Nations-brokered cease-fire on August 14.
The ban has forced Israel to host its first home Euro 2008 qualifying match against Andorra in the Netherlands next week.
Fifty teams are aiming for the Euro 2008 finals which are being hosted by Switzerland and Austria .Europe’s soccer giants kick off a new age on Saturday with the continent’s old rulers determined not to relinquish their iron grip on power.The rest of that write up can be read here

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