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  11/14/2007, Kislev 4, 5768

English Soccer Fans Suddenly Cheering for Israel


A British sports web site has given advice to soccer fans on how to cheer on behalf of Israel's team when it squares off against Russia. An Israeli victory would increase England's chances of qualifying for Euro 2008.

SkySports.com taught its readers the Hebrew chant "El, El, Israel!" which it translated as "Go, Go Israel!" British Fans attending the game in Israel also were advised to prepare themselves for a snack of falafel. It suggested "washing it down" with mint tea or Turkish coffee.