Op­por­tu­nity knocks for Is­rael

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY SI­MON GRIVER

FOOT­BALL ANDI Her­zog has named a 23-man squad for Is­rael’s friendly against Gu­atemala in Ne­tanya next week and the cru­cial Na­tions League match against Scot­land in Glas­gow on Novem­ber 20.

Is­rael are con­fi­dent af­ter vic­to­ries over Scot­land and Al­ba­nia at home last month and head-to-head re­sults rather than goal dif­fer­ence deter­min­ing rank­ings, they need only a draw against the Scots to en­sure top place in League C’s Group One and pro­mo­tion to League B.

Vic­tory for Al­ba­nia at home to Scot­land next week would se­cure Is­rael’s po­si­tion as group win­ners, even if they lose in Glas­gow. Top place will also en­sure a berth in the four-team League C play­offs next June, with the win­ners en­sured a slot in the Euro 2020 fi­nals re­gard­less of their per­for­mance in the group qual­i­fy­ing stages.

Her­zog has re­called for­mer cap­tain Eran Za­havi, who missed both wins last month through in­jury. In­gol­stadt’s Al­mog Co­hen and Mac­cabi Tel Aviv’s Eyal Go­lasa have also been in­cluded, along with English-based play­ers Beram Kayal and Tomer Hemed.


Ariel Harush (Hapoel Beer Sheva), Guy Haimov (Mac­cabi Haifa), Danny Amos (Mac­cabi Ne­tanya), Taleb Tawatha (Ein­tra­cht Frank­furt), Omri Ben Harush (Lok­eren), Sha­ran Yeini (Mac­cabi Tel Aviv), Loai Taha (Hapoel Beer Sheva), Shir Tzedek (Hapoel Beer Sheva), Ayid Hab­shi (Mac­cabi Haifa), Ben Bit­ton (Hapoel Beer Sheva), Eli Dasa (Mac­cabi Tel Aviv), Manor Solomon (Mac­cabi Pe­tah Tikva), Bi­bras Natkho (Olympiakos), Dan Glazer (Mac­cabi Tel Aviv), Al­mog Co­hen (In­gol­stadt), Dor Peretz (Mac­cabi Tel Aviv), Eyal Go­lasa (Mac­cabi Tel Aviv), Beram Kayal (Brighton), Eran Za­havi (Guangzhou), Tomer Hemed (QPR), Moanes Dabour (Red Bull Salzburg), Ben Sa­har (Hapoel Beer Sheva), Dia Saba (Hapoel Beer Sheva)

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