Is­rael can test Spain

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY SI­MON GRIVER

FOOT­BALL ELISHA Levy in­sists Is­rael will show no fear when they play for­mer World Cup win­ners Spain later to­day.

Is­rael will be look­ing to record a ma­jor sur­prise against a Spain team who lead Group G on goal dif­fer­ence from Italy, level on 10 points, in Gi­jon.

The vis­i­tors, a fur­ther point be­hind, started the cam­paign with a promis­ing per­for­mance which ended in a 3-1 home de­feat against Italy. This was fol­lowed by vic­to­ries over Liecht­en­stein, Mace­do­nia and Al­ba­nia.

Is­rael boss Levy has se­lected a full­strength squad with the ex­cep­tion of goal­keeper Dudu Goresh, who is sus­pended. Brighton’s Beram Kayal re­turns while Levy has re­sisted re­call­ing vet­eran play­ers Yossi Be­nay­oun and Tal Ben Haim on the grounds that he is building a team for Euro 2020.

“They may be one of the best teams in the world, but we’re not go­ing to Spain to mess around,” in­sisted Levy.

“There’s a buzz about our team af­ter the last three re­sults.”

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