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The Israeli National Football Team ( ) is the national football team of Israelmarker and is controlled by the Israel Football Association (IFA).

The Israel Football Association was founded under the name Palestine Football Association (PFA) in 1928, 20 years before the establishment of the state of Israel at the end of the British Mandate of Palestine. The PFA was accepted as a full member of FIFAmarker in 1929. The PFA first dealt with local leagues, but later also managed the national team that was created to participate in the World Cup qualifications (participating in 1934 and 1938 as the Palestine/Eretz Yisrael national team). Israel has taken part in three different continents: Asia, Europe and Oceania in the Football World Cup qualifiers, before settling in Europe as a member of UEFA in 1994.

The Israeli side qualified for their only FIFA World Cup to date in 1970.

History

Before independence

Palestine played its first official game in 1934 in the World Cup qualifiers losing 1-7 to Egypt. The team's first goal ever was scored by Avraham Nudelmann. Upon the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, the IFA became the official association of the new state. The Israel national team's first game as an independent nation was on September 26, 1948, against the USA (result: 1-3 to the USA).

Asian history

Israel initially competed in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), although due to their ongoing geopolitical situation many Asian nations often refused to compete against Israel. This meant that they mainly competed in European (UEFA) or Oceanian (OFC) World Cup qualifying tournaments. In 1964 Israel hosted and won the Asian Nations Cup. In 1968 Israel went to their first Olympic Games and lost to Bulgaria in the quarter-finals. In 1970 Israel qualified for their first and only World Cup, via Oceania, but only got two points after draws with Sweden and finalist Italy and a loss to Uruguay.

In 1976, Israel went to their second Olympic Games and lost in the quarter-finals again, this time against Brazil. In 1972 and 1977 they attempted World Cup qualification as part of Asia, which both times ended in failure.

Years in exile

In 1974, Israel was expelled from AFC as their position within it became untenable. During the 1980s they played their majority of matches against European teams, and competed in the European leg of qualification for the 1982 World Cup. For the next two tournaments they entered the Oceania Football Confederation's qualification groups and in 1989, Israel made it to the playoffs of WC Italy 1990 to play against Colombia, who qualified from the South American group, but lost (1-0, 0-0).

European history

In 1991 Israeli clubs began participating in European club competitions and Israel returned to the European leg of World Cup qualifying in 1992, notably winning 3-2 in Paris against France in 1993 and 5-0 against Austria in the late 1990's. In 1994, Israel received full UEFA membership, twenty years since they had left Asia. Within Europe, Israel have been a relatively minor nation, though with some successes. In 1999, Israel made it to the playoffs of Euro 2000, but was beaten by Denmark.

In 2006 World Cup qualifying, Israel finished third in European zone Group Four behind France and Switzerland despite being unbeaten in their 10 matches after four wins and six draws, and failed to qualify for the finals. Coach Avraham Grant announced his resignation on 26 October 2005. After the end of his contract he was succeeded by Dror Kashtan. In UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying, Israel finished fourth in group E, behind Croatia, Russia and England. The 3-4 home loss to Croatia was the first loss after 13 consecutive official games and 9 home games without a loss. Although Israel failed to qualify, Israel advanced in the world ranking, which led Israel to pot 2 at the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification draw. The continued presence of the Israeli Football Association in UEFA was a precedent cited by Australia to justify its transfer from Oceania to the Asian Football Federation.

Competition history

FIFA World Cup record

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1930 Did not enter - - - - - - -
1934 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1938 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1950 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1954 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1958 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1962 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1966 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1970 Round 1 13 3 0 2 1 1 3
1974 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1978 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1982 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1986 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1990 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1994 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1998 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2002 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2006 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2014 - - - - - - -
Total 1/18 3 0 2 1 1 3


Asian Cup record

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
1956 Runner up 3 2 0 1 6 5
1960 Runner up 3 2 0 1 6 4
1964 Champions 3 3 0 0 5 1
1968 Third place 4 2 0 2 11 5
Total 1 Title 13 9 0 4 28 15


Israel did not compete in a regional competition between the years 1968 and 1996

European Championship record

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
1996 Did not qualify - - - - - -
2000 Did not qualify - - - - - -
2004 Did not qualify - - - - - -
2008 Did not qualify - - - - - -
2012 - - - - - -


FIFA 2010 World Cup Qualification

Date Venue Opponents Score¹ Competition Israel scorers
26 March 2008 Ramat Gan Stadiummarker, Ramat Ganmarker (H)
1 – 0
F Yossi Benayoun
20 August 2008 Ratina Stadionmarker, Tamperemarker (A)
0 – 2
F
6 September 2008 Ramat Gan Stadiummarker, Ramat Ganmarker (H)
2 – 2
WCQ Yossi Benayoun, Ben Sahar
10 September 2008 Zimbru Stadiummarker, Chisinaumarker (A)
2 – 1
WCQ Omer Golan, Klemi Saban
11 October 2008 Stade Josy Barthelmarker, Luxembourgmarker (A)
3 – 1
WCQ Yossi Benayoun, Omer Golan, Salim Tuama
15 October 2008 Skonto Stadionsmarker, Rigamarker (A)
1 – 1
WCQ Yossi Benayoun
19 November 2008 Ramat Gan Stadiummarker, Ramat Ganmarker (H)
2 – 2
F Elyaniv Barda, Omer Golan
11 February 2009 Ramat Gan Stadiummarker, Ramat Ganmarker (H)
1 – 0
F Yossi Benayoun
28 March 2009 Ramat Gan Stadiummarker, Ramat Ganmarker (H)
1 – 1
WCQ Omer Golan
1 April 2009 Pankritio Stadiummarker, Heraklionmarker (A)
1 – 2
WCQ Elyaniv Barda
12 august 2009 Windsor Parkmarker, Belfastmarker (A)
1 – 1
F Elyaniv Barda
5 September 2009 Ramat Gan Stadiummarker, Ramat Ganmarker (H)
0 – 1
WCQ
9 September 2009 Ramat Gan Stadiummarker, Ramat Ganmarker (H)
7 – 0
WCQ Elyaniv Barda, Aviram Baruchyan, Omer Golan, Ben Sahar
10 October 2009 Ramat Gan Stadiummarker, Ramat Ganmarker (H)
3 – 1
14 October 2009 St. Jakob-Parkmarker, Baselmarker (A)
0 – 0
WCQ


Key
  • ¹ = Israeli score shown first
  • H = Home match
  • A = Away match
  • F = Friendly
  • WCQ = World Cup Qualifier


Current squad

The following players were named for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Switzerland on October 10 and 14, 2009.





Caps and goals correct as of November 9, 2009.

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called recently to Israel squad.

Goalkeepers
Defenders


Midfielders


Forwards






Player history

Most capped players



Top scorers



Player records

Managers

Palestine managers



Israel managers



Results against other national teams



External links



Notes

  1. Goals for / scored
  2. Goals against / conceded


Titles

#
Name
Caps
1
Arik Benado
95
2
Alon Harazi
90
3
Amir Schelach
85
4
Mordechai Spiegler
83
5
Nir Klinger
83
6
Eyal Berkovic
82
7
Avi Nimni
80
#
Name
Goals
1
Mordechai Spiegler
32
2
Yehoshua Feigenbaum
24
3
Ronen Harazi
23
4
Nahum Stelmach
22
5
Yossi Benayoun
19
6
Yehoshua Glazer
18
=
Giora Spiegel
18
8
Alon Mizrahi
17
=
Eli Ohana
17
Manager
Palestine career
Played
Won
Drawn
Lost
GF
GA
Win %
Shimon Ratner
1934
2
0
0
2
2
11
00.0%
Egon Pollack
1938
2
0
0
2
1
4
00.0%
Arthur Baar
1940
1
1
0
0
5
1
100.0%
Manager
Israel career
Played
Won
Drawn
Lost
GF
GA
Win %
Egon Pollack
1948
1
0
0
0
0
1
00.0%
Lajos Hess
1949
3
1
0
2
5
12
33.3%
Vladislav Scali
1950
2
1
0
1
7
4
50.0%
Jerry Beit haLevi
1953 - 1954
5
0
0
5
1
7
00.0%
Jack Gibbons
1956
5
2
0
3
7
12
40.0%
Jerry Beit haLevi
1957
1
0
0
1
4
5
00.0%
Moshe Varon
1958
5
2
0
3
6
7
40.0%
Gyula Mándi
1959 - 1963
31
12
7
12
49
63
50.0%
George Ainsley
1963 - 1964
3
2
0
1
4
2
66.7%
Yosef Mirmovich
1964
1
0
0
0
0
4
00.0%
Gyula Mándi
1964
3
3
0
0
5
1
100.0%
Yosef Mirmovich
1964 - 1965
3
1
0
2
2
2
33.3%
Milovan Ćirić
1965 - 1968
25
8
2
15
43
45
36.0%
Emmanuel Scheffer
1968 - 1970
24
8
8
8
44
34
50.0%
Edmond Schmilovich
1970 - 1973
19
10
4
5
27
13
63.2%
David Schweitzer
1973 - 1977
36
17
11
8
67
34
62.5%
Emmanuel Scheffer
1978 - 1979
13
5
4
4
17
15
53.8%
Jack Mansell
1980 - 1981
10
2
3
5
8
12
35.0%
Yosef Mirmovich
1983 - 1986
27
8
9
10
39
36
46.3%
Miljenko Mihić
1986 - 1988
20
4
5
11
27
35
32.5%
Itzhak Schneor
Ya'akov Grundman
1988 - 1992
18
5
5
8
21
30
32.5%
Shlomo Scharf
1992 - 1999
82
31
18
33
131
118
48.2%
Richard Møller Nielsen
2000 - 2002
20
7
4
9
29
33
45.0%
Avram Grant
2002 - 2006
33
14
13
6
55
37
42.4%
Dror Kashtan
2006 -
19
10
4
5
27
19
52.6%
Against
13 8 3 2 26
26 5 5 16 23
7 7 0 0 21
9 6 1 2 19
8 6 1 1 19
7 6 0 1 18
12 3 9 6 18
5 5 0 0 15
6 4 2 0 14
5 4 1 0 13
13 3 4 6 13
4 4 0 0 12
4 4 0 0 12
4 4 0 0 12
11 2 5 4 11
10 3 1 5 10
12 2 4 6 10
11 2 4 5 10
11 2 4 5 10
South Vietnam 4 3 0 1 9
3 3 0 0 9
3 3 0 0 9
3 3 0 0 9
4 3 0 1 9
7 2 3 2 9
10 1 5 4 8
9 2 1 6 7
8 2 1 5 7
5 2 1 2 7
5 2 1 2 7
4 2 1 1 7
3 2 1 0 7
6 2 0 4 6
6 2 0 4 6
2 2 0 0 6
2 2 0 0 6
2 2 0 0 6
2 2 0 0 6
2 2 0 0 6
4 2 1 1 7
7 1 3 3 6
5 1 3 1 6
7 1 2 4 5
3 1 2 0 5
3 1 2 0 5
3 1 2 0 5
7 1 1 5 4
5 1 1 3 4
2 1 1 0 4
2 1 1 0 4
2 1 1 0 4
2 1 1 0 4
8 1 0 7 3
5 1 0 4 3
2 1 0 1 3
2 1 0 1 3
2 1 0 1 3
1 1 0 0 3
1 1 0 0 3
1 1 0 0 3
1 1 0 0 3
1 1 0 0 3
1 1 0 0 3
1 1 0 0 3
1 1 0 0 3
1 1 0 0 3
6 0 3 3 3
4 0 2 2 2
6 0 2 4 2
4 0 2 2 2
3 0 2 1 2
5 0 1 4 1
5 0 1 4 1
4 0 1 3 1
3 0 1 2 1
2 0 1 1 1
1 0 1 0 1
1 0 1 0 1
4 0 0 4 0
4 0 0 4 0
2 0 0 2 0
1 0 0 1 0
1 0 0 1 0
Total 227 151 96 161 549

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