Women’s Soccer / Against all odds

14.09.2011                      15.Elul, 5771


Women's Soccer / Against all odds

Israel's national team players launched a facebook campaign before their game against World Cup semifinalists France.

A group of young women assembled yesterday in a hotel near Tel Aviv. Tonight in Nes Tziona they will face the women's soccer team of France, which only two months ago played in the semifinals of the World Cup. Despite the fact that this group of women is Israel's national team, it's highly doubtful whether even the most devout sports fan in Israel can recognize one of them. Even the coach, Meir Nahmias, is virtually anonymous, having enjoyed a brief stint in the 1980s as a midfielder with Hapoel Tel Aviv.
As far as the general public is concerned this team is completely anonymous. The Israel Football Association has done nothing to publicize the team, and in order not to play in front of an empty stadium tonight, at the opener of the Euro 2013 qualifiers, the players themselves have had to start a facebook campaign….