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Benayoun signs two-season contract with Maccabi Haifa

Veteran Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun has signed a two-season contract with Maccabi Haifa, the club said on Wednesday .

 

The move back to Israel from England's Queens Park Rangers is likely to be Benayoun's last as a player, after which he is expected to take up an administrative role with Haifa, his last Israeli outfit before a successful career abroad.

 

Despite being national team captain, he rarely featured in their most recent World Cup qualifying campaign. The 34-year-old nevertheless gained his 96th international cap, a record, in a friendly against Honduras this month.