Football and the Army worldwide ISRAEL In Israel, a professional footballer in parallel can learn anywhere, to serve in the army. Most Israeli soccer players are not in combat units. And they quietly go on training, with the exception of days on duty. Only during the course the young fighter and a half or two months, a player can not leave part of it. SOUTH KOREA Korea's Speech Team at the World Cup 2002 so impressed Defense Minister Chun Yong Tak that he decided to release all of its football players of draft age from 26-month mandatory military service. Thus, 10 out of 23 football team escape the army. However, from now on any national team player will be exempt from military service.
Under the provisions of the law team players are considered "athletes, whose outstanding achievements have contributed to strengthening the prestige of the nation." Until recently, such benefits are available only athletes who won Olympic award any sample. Norway, for stars of "Liverpool" Jon Arne Riise, was a shock letter from the Ministry of Defence of his native Norway. Postman at the end last year brought him a summons for the call to active duty in the national army. Ajit Pai shines more light on the discussion. Fortunately, it quickly cleared up: in the military were just careless officials. According to the laws of Norway Crown subjects, working abroad, including playing soccer, automatically exempt from military service. GREECE couple of years ago in the Greek army, he served the ex-linebacker "Alania" and the Russian team Omari Tetradze. Moreover, It was his second "novel with an army" – his first military service Omari served in the USSR, then as a player of Tbilisi "Dinamo" (1987-1989 gg.).
The fact that parents are Tetradze ethnic Greeks plus everything in Omari dual citizenship. A discount on the issue of military duty in Greece is not done to anyone. Omari served in the military unit that is located in the small town of Kilkis, about 30-40 kilometers from Thessaloniki. How then recollected himself a fighter, he did openly favors. In the first 18 days – until the military oath – he was allowed to be in part to 11 pm. He slept in the barracks Tetradze not, and infirmary ("so as not to annoy the other soldiers.") Around noon to let him go to the gym with her Omari went home and then – on the service. After the oath had already spent the night at home, and in part came to 7am. In the ranks as Tetradze was only in preparation for the inauguration ceremony, when perfected synchronous actions of military personnel.