hapoel tel aviv

  • Another Jewish twist to UEFA Champions League

    The video of Hapoel Tel Aviv’s yarmulke-from-a-sock goal celebration has taken a backseat to a bigger story: The club advanced to the group stage of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in team history. But on Thursday, yet another Jewish angle emerged in the world of soccer: Two non-Israeli teams nicknamed “The Jews”… More ▸

  • Soccer kipah stunt draws yellow card, Israeli attention

    On August 18, during a UEFA Champions League playoff match against Red Bull Salzburg in Austria, Hapoel Tel Aviv forward Itai Shechter celebrated his game-winning goal by pulling a Hapoel Tel Aviv kipah from his sock and placing it on his head. Video here: The stunt earned Shechter a yellow card and apparently garnered attention… More ▸