Avraham Grant has finally announced his squad to take on Macedonia this Wednedsay in Skopje. The big shocks are the inclusion of 19 year old Maccabi Petah Tikva midfielder Gal Alberman (
) and the exclusion of Badir and Abuksis.
Here is the full squad:
Dudu Awatt, Alon Harazi, Aduram Keise, Arik Benado, Avishai Zano, Michael Zandberg (Maccabi Haifa), Liran Strauber, Avi Nimni, Tal Banin, Gadi Brumer, Eli Biton (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Omri Afek, Shimon Gershon, Igal Antebi, Asi Domb, Kfir Udi (Hapoel Tel Aviv), Idan Tal (Rayo Vallecano), Eyal Berkovic (Manchester City), Yossi Benayoun (Santander), Gal Alberman (Maccabi Petah Tikva)
Katan was also called up but he is injured so he can't make it. This squad looks a bit surprising, just like all of our previous friendlies.
About our opponent, can't say I know them well. I watched Macedonia play Enlgand last month (2:2) and they looked quite impressive. Their names might not be well known stars but they are dangerous. Their star striker is Sakiri, a forward who plays for CSKA Sofia and also scored against England and another well known name for Israeli fans and especially Dieselguy, gba and myself is defender Milan Stojanoski, one of the players that played for Beitar 2 seasons ago.
Any opinions on this game, predictions, thoughts about Grant and the squad and anything else, put it in here.