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        1/30/2013, Shevat 19, 5773

      Betar Soccer Team Officially Announces Muslim Players


      Betar Yerushalayim, a popular local soccer team held a press conference on Wednesday to officially announced its two newest members. 23-year-old Zaur Sadayev and 19-year-old Gabriel Kadiev both formerly played for Russian teams and are both are of Chechen ethnicity and of the Islamic religion. Chechnya is an predominantly Muslim country which fought several wars with Russia in the 1990s. The Israeli Interior Ministry issued entry permits for the two players on Tuesday.