Israel’s campaign to qualify for the 2016 European soccer championships in France have taken a serious dent; a loss to heavyweights Belgium, fourth in the world, was expected, but a 3-0 drubbing by Wales was not part of the plan. Host Laragh Widdess attended the match on a rainy Saturday night in Haifa, and spoke to the fans of these two tiny countries to find out just how much they know about each other.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. The morning after the match the sun came out for a very special kick-about; 20-or-so children taking part in the Equalizer project, with the help of the British Embassy in Israel, got to meet the Welsh team – including Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale. Laragh was there to talk to some very nervous kids, and to find out what Equalizer is all about.


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Written and produced by Laragh Widdess
Featuring music by Podington Bear
Musical scoring by Shoshi Shmuluvitz

1 comment on “Israel vs. Wales: The sunshine after the rain

  1. me says:

    I think being a good athlete requires a lot of spirit.

    White guys can’t eat sugar and do professional sports. It makes you skinny and slow. I bet you they were eating a lot of restaurant food, fast food, candy, and hidden sugars in bread, pizza sauce, etc.

    My bizarre theory is it’s sugar and spirit that holds israeli sports back.

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