Monday, July 12, 2010
Are you following the World Cup Soccer Tournament? Do you really believe the news reports that Spain is the world champion? Well, maybe. But Israel is the world champion of the Jewish World Cup Soccer tournament. They won it on June 27 by defeating Italy in a day of intense competion between Jewish teams from all over the world.
Sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Jews from around the globe, now living in New York, came to Randall's Island for a friendly soccer tournament .The twenty-four teams, representing countries from around the world, squared off for the title of Jewish World Cup champions. After 52 elimination matches, Israel won the tournament by defeating Italy 5-2.
JTA's Adam Soclof reports on the day's events: