The foreigners of Maccabi Haifa will return to Israel after the match against Villarreal.
The clubs in Israel are only thinking about the war, but those who also have European obligations must also make similar preparations.
Maccabi Haifa, opponent of Panathinaikos in the Europa League, practices with obstacles. The team will continue training today ahead of the match against Villarreal next Thursday, November 9. On Friday the team will play a friendly game against Bnei Reina and on Sunday they will go to Cyprus for a mini-preparation. The team is currently training with only one foreigner, Abdoulaye Sek.
Seri, Kornoud, Simic, Shaw, Piero and Sudgren will join Cyprus. The expectation at Maccabi Haifa, however, is that they will all return to Israel together after the match against Villarreal, hoping that in nine days there will be an improvement in the security situation. Maccabi Haifa’s foreign players mainly reside in the area in Carmel Castle and Netanya. Places considered safe since the start of the war.
The “greens” of Haifa, however, had a day off yesterday. Defender Sean Goldberg visited the headquarters of the abductees in Bima Square. Another central defender, Rami Gerson, along with assistant coach Sahar Weisiger and trainer Uri Harel, were close to children displaced from their homes by the war. who were removed from Sderot.
Goalkeeper Itamar Nijan also dedicated the day off to children who left the south of the country and are staying in Herzliya at the moment, while another goalkeeper, Roy Fuchs, is helping with the fields of agriculture and volunteering.
On Friday (03/11) at 15:30, Olympiakos’ Appeal for the derby with Panathinaikos will be heard.
It is understood that in the match against Villarreal, Maccabi Haifa will be presented with 1-2 training sessions with all players present. Whether she will be competitive remains to be seen, but in no case will she have the concentration and readiness she had against the “clover”.