Haifa ready

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY SI­MON GRIVER

FOOT­BALL Is­rael will host Wales in the Euro 2016 qual­i­fiers at Haifa’s new sta­dium next year.

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Ar­se­nal’s Aaron Ram­sey are ex­pected to line up at the re­cently com­pleted 31,000 Sammy Ofer Sta­dium on March 28.

Haifa will also host Is­rael’s Group B matches against Bos­nia on Novem­ber 16 and An­dorra on Septem­ber 3, 2015.

The 34,000-seater Teddy Sta­dium will host the open­ing match against Bel­gium on Septem­ber 9, but the venue for the fi­nal game against Cyprus next Oc­to­ber has yet to be de­cided.

The top two teams qual­ify au­to­mat­i­cally for the 2016 fi­nals, with the third-placed team pro­gress­ing to play­offs.

Mean­while, Ra­mat Gan Na­tional Sta­dium is due to be de­mol­ished.

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