Maccabi Haifa players attacked during Austria training match
Anti-Israel protesters invaded the pitch and physically confronted
Maccabi Haifa players towards the end of a Wednesday training match in Austria.
Officials called time on the match against French club Lille at the 86th
The players left the dressing room – under protection – an hour after
the match ended because some protesters had remained outside the stadium.
The rioting fans tried to attack Yossi Benayoun, the national team
captain, as well as other members of the squad. One player was spat on, while
the coach entered the pitch to protect his players.