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Israel to Play Ball in Moscow

The champion Hapoel volleyball team from Kiryat Ata will be the first sports team to break the ice that has frozen Israeli-Soviet sports competition for more than 20 years, it was learned here Wednesday.

They will go to Moscow in two weeks to play the Muscovite “Dynamos” in the European Cup contest. A week after that, the Russian players will come to Israel for a return match.

The good news was a disappointment for Maccabee Tel Aviv, Israel’s championship basketball team. They had expected to be the first Israelis to play in the USSR.