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Hosting Under-21 finals a thrill for Israel

Published: Monday 21 March 2011, 11.08CET
In an exclusive interview, Israel Football Association chief executive Ori Shilo tells UEFA.com that hosting the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship is a big deal for his nation.
Published: Monday 21 March 2011, 11.08CET

Hosting Under-21 finals a thrill for Israel

In an exclusive interview, Israel Football Association chief executive Ori Shilo tells UEFA.com that hosting the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship is a big deal for his nation.

Qualifying for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship begins in March, and Ori Shilo, chief executive of the Israel Football Association (IFA), is delighted that his nation will be hosting the finals. In this video interview with UEFA.com, he details Israel's excitement at preparing for "probably the second most important event in Europe from UEFA" and explains how the national Under-21 team have a special place in Israeli fans' hearts.

Last updated: 29/10/12 14.50CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=1610300.html#hosting+under+finals+thrill+israel

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