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Football, Haifa, Israel

Soccer, known in Hebrew as cadur-regel  (literally, “football”) is Israel’s most popular sport, and fans (like sports fans everywhere) clearly take it seriously. Maccabi Haifa, shown here, is one of Israel’s 14 Premiere League football clubs.

Soccer Fan, Kibbutz Mefalsim, Negev, Israel, 2008

The title of this photograph, Soccer Fan, says it all. And if the title doesn’t get the point across, the banner behind this boy does. It reads, “After you I will go…I’m ready to die for you—Maccabi Tel-Aviv.” Maccabi Tel-Aviv is the oldest and most successful soccer team in Israel. In fact, the team was established even …