Israel: Tel Aviv Teams In Top Form

Weeks before the Israeli national finals, the Tel Aviv teams are looking sharp. After the national title went last year to Project Simo, a team from the City of Netanya, the Tel Aviv teams are determined to bring the title back to the TLV dial code area. On the weekend some of the city’s top […] Friday 15 May 2015 11:36

Israel Leads The Way With Its First Ever LGBT Event

It’s been an interesting couple of months for gay athletes all around the world – between Jason Collins (first gay player in the NBA), Michael Sam (NFL draft prospect publicly coming out), Thomas Hitzlsperger and the Winter Olympics in Sochi – 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the rainbow. And last week […] Thursday 27 February 2014 17:33

Boundary-Defying Squad Emerge As Heroic Champions Of Israel

With a squad that features Arabic, Jewish, Christian and Bedouin players, gas-company sponsored club “Dor Alon” have won the Israeli national minifootball championship in style. This is their inspiring story of high-octane football and multicultural cooperation. “Dor Alon” is an Israeli energy company with a national chain of service stations. Workers for the company, including […] Tuesday 21 January 2014 15:45

Israeli Minifootball Delivers Peace, Love And Understanding ….As Well As Goals!

In a country torn by conflicts and tensions, minifootball emerges as an unexpected source of good vibes. This month, the 3rd annual Israeli national championship brings together Muslims, Jews and Christians, conservatives and liberals, men and women, teenagers and grandpa’s. Because who doesn’t love to play? Throughout November, some 2,000 amateur players from 186 teams […] Tuesday 12 November 2013 11:05

Coach Shum returns to Greece!

The Israeli Minifootball Association has named legendary coach Itzhak Shum as their national team manager, ahead of the upcoming miniEURO 2013 tournament in Greece. Shum (a.k.a “Shummi”) is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in Israeli football, and has also enjoyed success abroad – especially in Greece where he led Panathinaikos F.C. to […] Wednesday 25 September 2013 10:02
27 May 2012

Minifootball expands in Israel

The City of Modiin, situated between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, is the newest venue for minifootball tournaments in Israel. Modiin is one of the fastest growing cities in Israel with a population of 100,000. Until now minifootball teams from the city had to travel 30 km to Tel Aviv to play in tournaments and leagues, […] Sunday 27 May 2012 21:37
18 April 2012

Record breaking tournaments in Israel

While the Easter holidays took place in Europe, Israel celebrated the Jewish holiday of Passover for an entire week. During this one week holiday, Football-State, The Israeli minifootball association affiliated to the EMF, organized a special week of nationwide tournaments. The sunny, but not too hot weather was perfect for minifootball and many of the […] Wednesday 18 April 2012 17:11