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From Romania, through Senegal to Guadeloupe. 23 players from Israel went to represent 15 national teams around the globe. The picture is complete

Summary of Maccabi Haifa's victory 1:2 over MS.

Ashdod (Sport 1)

The soccer leagues around the world went on a short break and cleared the stage in the coming days for national team matches.

While Israel prepares for the meetings with Kosovo and Switzerland, no less than 23 footballers who play in our two top leagues went out to represent 15 different national teams.

A snapshot ahead of busy days with international games.

Hapoel Haifa has four representatives in this week's team games, but that doesn't mean much because lower playoff teams like Hapoel Tel Aviv, Bnei Sakhnin and Kiryat Shmona also sent a lot of players to the teams.

Maccabi Haifa with three and Maccabi Tel Aviv is among the teams not represented in the senior national teams (Raresh Ilia was invited to the Romanian youth team).

A certain surprise comes from the National League, in which four players who received summonses are playing.

On the way to a second appearance in the national uniform?

Fawn against England in 2021 (Photo: GettyImages, Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP)


Moldova -

Ion Nicolaescu

has been called up to the Moldova squad that will open the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with home games against the Faroe Islands (Friday) and the Czech Republic (Monday).

In coach Sergey Kalashchenko's squad, there is another "Israeli" player:

Arthur Krachon

from Hapoel Kfar Saba.

Romania - Adrian Faun

's good form

in Hapoel Be'er Sheva helped him to return to the national uniform and he is in the squad for the matches against Andorra and Belarus in the "House of Israel" in the qualifiers for Euro 2024. Faun has one previous appearance, in a friendly match against England in June 2021. Lithuania - it is difficult to find a round of call-ups for the national

team Lithuania that did not include a player from the Israeli Premier League and in the current one there are three: goalkeepers

Zigos Bartakus

(Kiryat Shmona City) and

Emilius Zubas

(Hapoel Tel Aviv) and winger

Arvydas Novikovas

(Hapoel Haifa).

In fact, all three Lithuanians who play in the Premier League were invited to the away games against Serbia and Greece in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

Belarus - Fawn is not the only representative of the Premier League in the "Israeli House".

Belarus will host Switzerland (Besserbia) on Saturday and will be hosted by Romania on Tuesday and its squad includes Hapoel Haifa's defender,

Denis Polyakov

, and Kiryat Shmona's offensive player,

Ivan Bachar


Montenegro -

Alexander Bulejevich

came to Hapoel Tel Aviv from the Belgian league, among other things, to accumulate playing minutes and prove that he has a place in the national team and meanwhile it is working for him.

The midfielder was invited to the matches against Bulgaria and Serbia, his first call-up after two years.

Bulgaria -

Flamen Glavov

from Maccabi Netanya and

Yoni Stoyanov

from Meskja Nes Ziona, have become a permanent part of the national team since Mladen Krastaic was appointed coach.

Both have been invited this time as well, when Bulgaria will play against Montenegro and Hungary in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

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North and Central America

Suriname -

Fabian Sporxalda

of Bnei Sakhnin will wear the uniform of the Suriname national team in the intriguing Nations League game against Mexico on the night between Thursday and Friday.

Charon Sherry was himself invited to the match, but canceled his arrival due to what the Surinamese association defined as "personal reasons".

The coach, legendary former player Aron Winter, also invited

Halofilo Pleiter

from Hapoel Ramat Gan.

Pleiter is two goals away from becoming the team's all-time goal scorer (he currently has 13).

Guadeloupe - Like his friend Livni Sakhnin Sporxalde,

Ange Freddy Plowman

will also play in the League of Nations of North and Central America.

The winger has been invited to Guadalupe's pair of games against Antigua and Barbuda and Cuba, in the second tier of the factory.

Guadalupe is trained by the great Jocelyn Anglom.

Haiti - The Israeli action in the League of Nations of North and Central America will continue with the games of Haiti against Montserrat and Bermuda.

In the squad are the two Haifa strikers,

Franzi Piero

from Maccabi and

Carenzi Antoine

from Hapoel.

The National League also has representation: the defender

Jimmy Alexis

who stars in the successful season of Hapoel Petah Tikva.

The Haitian national team has no less than three "Israeli" representatives.

Piero (Photo: GettyImages, CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP)


Uganda - Brake MS


Timothy Avani

was invited to the squad for a pair of matches against Tanzania in the qualifiers for the African Championship (March 24 and 28).

Avani is expected to start and accumulate appearances number 40 and 41 in the national uniform.

Guinea -

Antoine Conte

does not really spend time on the grass at Hapoel Tel Aviv, but he was called up for the pair of games against Ethiopia in the African Championship qualifiers.

The games at home, which also includes Egypt and Malawi, will take place on Friday and Monday.

Senegal -

Abdoulaye Sek

, who is in great shape at Maccabi Haifa, has returned to coach Elio Sissa's staff.

He was invited to the two matches against Mozambique in the African Championship qualifiers, on Friday in Dakar and on Tuesday in Maputo.

6 points in the coming week will guarantee Senegal qualification.

Niger - like Sek, also his friend from Maccabi Haifa,

Ali Mohamed

, was invited to play in the qualifiers for the African Championship.

The midfielder of the Niger national team is not fully fit, but insisted on coming out for the pair of important matches of his team against the powerful Algeria.

Liberia -

Mohamed Kamara,

who has impressed in Hapoel Haifa in recent weeks, should make his debut in the national uniform.

Liberia will meet South Africa for a pair of games at home that includes three teams and two of them advance to the championship.

Morocco is already a foot and a half there.

Sierra Leone -

Emanuel Samadia

from Po'el Rishon Lezion is the fourth representative of the National League who received a summons to his national teams.

Sierra Leone will play two matches against Sao Tome and Principe in the African Championship qualifiers.

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