Israeli football star Eran Zehavi’s family robbed at gunpoint in Amsterdam home
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Israeli football star Eran Zehavi’s family robbed at gunpoint in Amsterdam home

Two people broke into his house in the Netherlands threatening his family and stealing his possessions

Bosnia’s Sead Kolasinac, front, and Israel’'s Eran Zahavi during a Euro 2016 soccer qualifying group B match in Haifa, Israel, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Bosnia’s Sead Kolasinac, front, and Israel’'s Eran Zahavi during a Euro 2016 soccer qualifying group B match in Haifa, Israel, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Two assailants broke into and robbed the home of a high-profile Israeli football player in the Netherlands while threatening his family at gunpoint.

The break-in at Eran Zehavi’s home took place on Sunday while he was training with his PSV team from Eindhoven, a city in eastern Netherlands, Sport1 reported. One of the intruders pretended to be a delivery man and forced his way into the home when Zehavi’s wife, Shai, answered the door.

That assailant threatened the woman and her three children with what looked like a weapon and a second assailant entered the home, according to the report. The men, who have not been identified, stole a number of valuables. The family was not hurt.

Zehavi, 33, is one of Israel’s best-known players abroad and is a former captain of the Israeli national team. He was recruited to play for PSV in 2020.

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