Israeli Ligat Ha'Al
The Israeli Ligat Ha'Al is the country's top professional football league. The competition was created in 1999, and 16 teams currently contest it. At the end of the season, the league's highest team enters the UEFA Champions League qualification stages in the upcoming season. However, the bottom two teams get relegated to the Liga Leumit. Maccabi Tel Aviv is the most successful Israeli football club with 20 titles. They are also the current champions.
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What are your footballing wishes for 2015?
2015 promises to be a momentous year in football, with the FIFA Women's World Cup™ among several major events on the horizon in the coming 12 months. FIFA.com wants to know: What are your footballing wishes for 2015? Maybe they involve a player or ...
Ligat Ha'al Season Preview 2014-15
Jerusalem Post (blog)
Maccabi Tel Aviv went back to their recent past by flip/flopping head coaches from Paulo Sousa back to Oscar Garcia, however because of the war & professional reasons, Garcia departed during Europa League qualifying and was replaced Pako Ayestaran ...
Qatari football savours glorious 2014
As 2014 approaches its final whistle, the world prepares to bid another year farewell, but in Qatar it will be no ordinary celebration. This football-mad country, which always has an eye on the future, is unlikely to forget the achievements of 2014 ...
Soweto derby postponed over Meyiwa death
The fixture between the two most successful and popular football clubs in the republic was guaranteed to attract a sell-out 90,000 crowd to the Soccer City stadium in Soweto. Chiefs top the championship table with 25 points after nine matches and ...
Algerian football celebrates bumper year
At the start of 2014, even the most optimistic Algerian football supporters could never have imagined the dream year they were about to enjoy, particularly at the FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil. After having qualified by the skin of their teeth via a play ...
Klinsmann and the case of the hidden Messi
In a country with a population of more than 300,000,000, Klinsmann is keen to put his finger on players with more than just a capacity for hard-work and graft, more than just the honest strivers that have defined American soccer team for the last decades.
What's your fondest memory of 2014?
Anyone who managed to keep their excitement levels under control throughout 2014 cannot have been following events closely on planet football. The beautiful game provided enough highlights over the past 12 months to keep even the most ardent football ...
Grant: I want my team to give everything
Avram Grant achieved surprising international attention as replacement for Jose Mourinho after his first stint as Chelsea manager in 2007, but the 59-year-old manager's coaching history stretches back over four decades. The former Israel, Portsmouth ...
Unique UK love affair with festive football
It is 26 December 1860, a chilly winter day in the middle of England. The founders of Sheffield FC, the first organised football club, have drawn up new rules for the sport, introducing throw-ins, corner kicks and crossbars, and are preparing for a ...
Last throw of the dice for African aspirants
Defending champions Nigeria will lead several top teams on Wednesday including four-time winners Ghana and the Côte d'Ivoire in a final bid to qualify for next year's CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. The Super Eagles got their tottering ...