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worldcup: Israel - Spain Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits

IsraelIsraelItztadion Teddy - JerusalemMonday 9 October 2017
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Group G - Matchday 10
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/03/2017QR (GS)Spain - Israel4-1
GijonSilva 13, Vitolo 45+1, Diego Costa 51, Isco 88; Refaelov 76
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/06/2001QR (GS)Israel - Spain1-1Tel AvivRevivo 5; Raúl González 64
07/10/2000QR (GS)Spain - Israel2-0
MadridGerard 20, Hierro 54
UEFA EURO 2000
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/10/1999PR (GS)Spain - Israel3-0
AlbaceteMorientes 30, César Martín 38, Raúl González 52
14/10/1998PR (GS)Israel - Spain1-2
Tel AvivHazan 64; Hierro 65, Etxeberria 78
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Israel20113003----5014312
Spain33002110----5410123

Last updated 15/09/2017 12:11CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Israel - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Boris Kleyman26/10/199026Beitar Jerusalem - 0000
-Ariel Harush25/05/198829Anorthosis - 2000
-Daniel Amos02/02/198730M. Netanya - 0000
Defenders
-Tal Ben Haim31/03/198235M. Tel-Aviv - 3000
-Eytan Tibi16/11/198729M. Tel-Aviv*6100
-Omri Ben Harush07/03/199027M. Haifa - 1000
-Hatem Elhamed18/03/199126H. Beer-Sheva - 0000
-Dor Elo26/09/199324H. Beer-Sheva - 0000
-Ofir Davidzada05/05/199126M. Tel-Aviv - 5000
Midfielders
-Yossi Benayoun05/05/198037Beitar Jerusalem - 3000
-Bibras Natcho18/02/198829CSKA Moskva - 5000
-Maor Melikson30/10/198432H. Beer-Sheva - 3000
-Eliran Atar17/02/198730M. Tel-Aviv - 2100
-Almog Cohen01/09/198829Ingolstadt - 7000
-Daniel Einbinder16/02/198928H. Beer-Sheva - 6100
-Nir Bitton30/10/199125Celtic*2000
-Tal Ben Chaim05/08/198928Sparta Praha - 8200
-Marwan Kabha23/02/199126Maribor - 3000
-David Keltjens11/06/199522Beitar Jerusalem - 4000
Forwards
-Lior Refaelov26/04/198631Club Brugge - 4100
-Tomer Hemed02/05/198730Brighton - 7300
-Etey Shechter22/02/198730Beitar Jerusalem - 2000
-Idan Vered25/05/198928Beitar Jerusalem - 1000
Coach
-Elisha Levy18/11/195759 - 9000
Spain - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Pepe Reina31/08/198235Napoli - 0000
-David de Gea07/11/199026Man. United - 9000
-Kepa Arrizabalaga03/10/199423Athletic - 0000
Defenders
-Sergio Ramos30/03/198631Real Madrid*8100
-Nacho Monreal26/02/198631Arsenal - 3100
-César Azpilicueta28/08/198928Chelsea - 0000
-Nacho18/01/199027Real Madrid - 4000
-Jordi Alba21/03/198928Barcelona*6000
-Marc Bartra15/01/199126Dortmund - 1000
-Álvaro Odriozola14/12/199521Real Sociedad - 1000
Midfielders
-Asier Illarramendi08/03/199027Real Sociedad - 0000
-Koke08/01/199225Atlético - 8000
-Pedro Rodríguez28/07/198730Chelsea - 2000
-Sergio Busquets16/07/198829Barcelona - 8000
-Saúl Ñíguez21/11/199422Atlético - 3000
-Isco21/04/199225Real Madrid - 7500
-Marco Asensio21/01/199621Real Madrid - 3000
Forwards
-Iago Aspas01/08/198730Celta - 2200
-José Callejón11/02/198730Napoli - 1000
-Rodrigo06/03/199126Valencia - 1100
-Aritz Aduriz11/02/198136Athletic - 2100
-Jonathan Viera21/10/198927Las Palmas - 0000
Coach
-Julen Lopetegui28/08/196651 - 9000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Elisha Levy

Date of birth: 18 November 1957
Nationality: Israeli
Playing career: Hapoel Beit She'an FC (twice), Maccabi Haifa FC, Maccabi Petach-Tikva FC
Coaching career: Hapoel Beit She'an FC (twice), Maccabi Herzliya FC, Hapoel Tzafririm Holon FC, Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion FC, Hapoel Kfar-Saba FC (twice), FC Ashdod, Bnei Sakhnin FC, Maccabi Haifa FC, Hapoel Beer Sheva FC

• Levy joined home-town club Hapoel Beit She'an aged 11 and stepped up to the first team in 1974, signing for Maccabi Haifa in 1982. A season later the midfielder joined Maccabi Petach-Tikva, where he spent four years prior to returning to Beit She'an, hanging up his boots in 1989.

• After steering Beit She'an up through the leagues, Levy went on to coach a number of clubs, enjoying particular success at Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion and Ashdod, securing a fourth-placed Premier League finish with the latter in 2001.

• Promotions to the top flight with both Hapoel Kfar-Saba (2005) and Bnei Sakhnin (2007) prompted a chance at Maccabi Haifa in 2008. Levy was an instant hit, winning the league in his first season and taking the club into the UEFA Champions League group stage the following campaign.

• Moved on after winning a second league title with Maccabi Haifa, spending three years at Hapoel Beer Sheva. He was confirmed as Israel coach on 20 April 2016, taking over from Eli Gutman.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=881940.html#elisha+levy

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Julen Lopetegui

Date of birth: 28 August 1966
Nationality:
Spanish
Playing career: San Sebastián CF, Castilla CF, UD Las Palmas, Real Madrid CF, CD Logroñés, FC Barcelona, Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, Spain
Coaching career: Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, Real Madrid Castilla, Spain Under-19s, Spain Under-20s, Spain Under-21s, FC Porto, Spain

• Lopetegui's promising goalkeeping performances for Real Sociedad de Fútbol's youth sides led to a move to Real Madrid. The Basque native progressed into the senior squad, but, starved of opportunities, switched to Logroñes, where he made 107 Spanish top-flight appearances over three seasons.

• Those displays earned a move to Barcelona but again he found playing time limited, prompting a transfer to Rayo Vallecano, where he featured 112 times until retirement in 2002. He earned one senior international cap and was part of Spain's 1994 FIFA World Cup squad.

• Started his coaching career in 2003/04, at second division Rayo, but the experience was short-lived – he was dismissed after ten games. After five years away from the bench he returned to active duty in 2008/09, with Real Madrid Castilla, ending the campaign in sixth place.

• In 2010 Lopetegui joined the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and led the U19s to the European title two years later before reaching the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2013. He had assumed control of the U21s in August 2012 and guided the holders to the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, winning the title in Israel.

• On 6 May 2014, he returned to club duties with Porto but failed to win any silverware with the club and left his post in January 2016. Appointed Vicente del Bosque's successor as Spain coach in July that year.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=1899685.html#julen+lopetegui

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeCraig Thomson (SCO)
  • Assistant refereesAlan Mulvanny (SCO) , Graeme Stewart (SCO)
  • Fourth officialDonald Robertson (SCO)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerVelid Imamović (BIH)
  • Referee observerBrian Lawlor (WAL)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Craig Thomson20/06/1972694

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
06/09/2008WCQRSpainBosnia and Herzegovina1-0Murcia

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
29/03/2003U192QRIsraelFrance1-4Ales
31/03/2003U192QRSpainIsrael2-0Ales
24/07/2004UICR3FC Spartak MoskvaVillarreal CF2-2Moscow
08/10/2004U21QRIsraelSwitzerland1-1Hertzeliya
13/12/2006UELGSUS Città di PalermoRC Celta de Vigo1-1Palermo
02/06/2007EUROQRLatviaSpain0-2Riga
13/06/2007U21GS-FTIsraelBelgium0-1Heerenveen
24/10/2007UCLGSRosenborg BKValencia CF2-0Trondheim
06/09/2008WCQRSpainBosnia and Herzegovina1-0Murcia
04/12/2008UELGSKKS Lech PoznańRC Deportivo La Coruña1-1Poznan
27/08/2009UELPOVillarreal CFNAC Breda6-1Villarreal
15/09/2009UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridAPOEL FC0-0Madrid
25/11/2009UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenMaccabi Haifa FC1-0Munich
01/04/2010UELQFValencia CFClub Atlético de Madrid2-2Valencia
23/11/2010UCLGSAFC AjaxReal Madrid CF0-4Amsterdam
17/02/2011UELR32Sevilla FCFC Porto1-2Seville
06/04/2011UCLQFFC BarcelonaFC Shakhtar Donetsk5-1Barcelona
23/08/2011UCLPOVillarreal CFOdense BK3-0Villarreal
19/10/2011UCLGSBayer 04 LeverkusenValencia CF2-1Leverkusen
14/02/2012UCLR16Bayer 04 LeverkusenFC Barcelona1-3Leverkusen
19/04/2012UELSFClub Atlético de MadridValencia CF4-2Madrid
23/10/2012UCLGSFC BATE BorisovValencia CF0-3Minsk
20/02/2013UCLR16AC MilanFC Barcelona2-0Milan
09/04/2013UCLQFBorussia DortmundMálaga CF3-2Dortmund
01/10/2014UCLGSPFC Ludogorets 1945Real Madrid CF1-2Sofia
16/09/2015UCLGSValencia CFFC Zenit2-3Valencia
18/02/2016UELR32Olympique de MarseilleAthletic Club0-1Marseille
01/11/2016UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridFC Rostov2-1Madrid
09/03/2017UELR16RC Celta de VigoFC Krasnodar2-1Vigo

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Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on UEFA.com.

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400492.html#competition+facts

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Israel

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain981035325
    Italy962120820
    Albania9414101213
    Israel9405101412
    FYR Macedonia922511158
    Liechtenstein90091350
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Israel 1-3 Italy
    0-1 Pellè 14, 0-2 Candreva 31 (P) , 1-2 Ben Chaim 35, 1-3 Immobile 83
    Goresh, Davidzada, Bitton (57 Atzily), Zahavi, Kayal, Hemed, Ben Chaim (62 Kehat), Yeini, Tzedek , Tibi (50 Gershon), Bitton
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    FYR Macedonia 1-2 Israel
    0-1 Hemed 25, 0-2 Ben Chaim 43, 1-2 Nestorovski 63
    Goresh, Dasa, Davidzada, Bitton, Zahavi, A. Cohen, Hemed (75 Abed), Ben Chaim (68 Buzaglo), Golasa (72 Einbinder), Tzedek , Tibi
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Israel 2-1 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Hemed 4, 2-0 Hemed 16, 2-1 Göppel 49
    Goresh, Dasa, Gershon, Zahavi, A. Cohen, Hemed (75 Kehat), Buzaglo (63 Atzily), Ben Chaim (81 Dabbur), Golasa, Tzedek , Ben Harush
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Albania 0-3 Israel
    0-1 Zahavi 18 (P) , 0-2 Einbinder 66, 0-3 Atar 83
    Goresh, Dasa, Gershon, Natcho, Zahavi, A. Cohen, Einbinder (70 Hemed), Ben Chaim (75 Atar), Sahar (64 Buzaglo), Tzedek , Tibi
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Spain 4-1 Israel
    1-0 David Silva 13, 2-0 Vitolo 45+1, 3-0 Diego Costa 51, 3-1 Refaelov 76, 4-1 Isco 88
    Marciano, Dasa, Gershon, Natcho, Zahavi, A. Cohen, Refaelov, Ben Chaim (64 Hemed), Einbinder (60 Keltjens), Tzedek , Tibi (19 Twatha)
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Israel 0-3 Albania
    0-1 Sadiku 22, 0-2 Sadiku 44, 0-3 Memushaj 71
    Goresh, Dasa, Tzedek , Natcho, Zahavi, A. Cohen, Refaelov (57 Vered), Twatha, Sahar (67 Benayoun), Tibi, Golasa (53 Shechter)
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Israel 0-1 FYR Macedonia
    0-1 Pandev 73
    Glazer, Bitton (71 Keltjens), Ben Haim, Melikson, Zahavi, A. Cohen, Ben Chaim (53 Einbinder), Ohana (46 Hemed), Tzedek , Davidzada, Kabha
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Italy 1-0 Israel
    1-0 Immobile 53
    Harush, Ben Haim, Melikson (62 Ben Chaim), Natcho, A. Cohen (77 Einbinder), Refaelov, Shechter (69 Benayoun), Keltjens, Tzedek , Davidzada, Kabha
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Liechtenstein 0-1 Israel
    0-1 Tibi 21
    Harush, Ben Haim, Melikson (78 Benayoun), Natcho, Keltjens, Refaelov (63 Einbinder), Hemed, Davidzada, Atar (70 Ben Chaim), Tibi, Kabha
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Israel-Spain

Spain

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Spain 8-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Diego Costa 10, 2-0 Sergi Roberto 55, 3-0 David Silva 59, 4-0 Vitolo 60, 5-0 Diego Costa 66, 6-0 Morata 82, 7-0 Morata 83, 8-0 David Silva 90+1
    De Gea, Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Koke, Thiago Alcántara (46 Nolito), Vitolo (79 Asensio), Ramos, Jordi Alba, Diego Costa (68 Morata), David Silva
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Italy 1-1 Spain
    0-1 Vitolo 55, 1-1 De Rossi 82 (P)
    De Gea, Carvajal, Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Iniesta, Koke, Vitolo (84 Thiago Alcántara), Ramos, Jordi Alba (22 Nacho), Diego Costa (67 Morata), David Silva
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Albania 0-2 Spain
    0-1 Diego Costa 55, 0-2 Nolito 63
    De Gea, Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Iniesta (78 Isco), Koke, Thiago Alcántara, Vitolo (60 Nolito), Ramos (80 Iñigo Martínez), Monreal, Diego Costa, David Silva
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Spain 4-0 FYR Macedonia
    1-0 Velkoski 34 (og) , 2-0 Vitolo 63, 3-0 Monreal 84, 4-0 Aritz Aduriz 85
    De Gea, Bartra, Sergio Busquets, Nacho, Morata (60 Aritz Aduriz), Koke (71 Isco), Thiago Alcántara, Vitolo (87 Callejón), Carvajal, Monreal, David Silva
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Spain 4-1 Israel
    1-0 David Silva 13, 2-0 Vitolo 45+1, 3-0 Diego Costa 51, 3-1 Refaelov 76, 4-1 Isco 88
    De Gea, Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Iniesta (70 Isco), Thiago Alcántara (63 Koke), Vitolo (83 Aspas), Ramos, Jordi Alba, Diego Costa, Carvajal, David Silva
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    FYR Macedonia 1-2 Spain
    0-1 David Silva 15, 0-2 Diego Costa 27, 1-2 Ristovski 66
    De Gea, Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Iniesta (92 Saúl Ñíguez), Thiago Alcántara (74 Koke), Ramos, Jordi Alba, Diego Costa, Carvajal, David Silva (69 Pedro Rodríguez), Isco
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Spain 3-0 Italy
    1-0 Isco 13, 2-0 Isco 40, 3-0 Morata 77
    De Gea, Carvajal, Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Iniesta (72 Morata), Koke, Ramos, Jordi Alba, Asensio (78 Saúl Ñíguez), David Silva, Isco (90 Villa)
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Liechtenstein 0-8 Spain
    0-1 Ramos 3, 0-2 Morata 15, 0-3 Isco 16, 0-4 David Silva 39, 0-5 Aspas 51, 0-6 Morata 54, 0-7 Aspas 63, 0-8 Göppel 89 (og)
    De Gea, Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Iniesta, Morata, Thiago Alcántara, Pedro Rodríguez, Ramos (46 Nacho), Monreal, David Silva (46 Aspas), Isco (56 Deulofeu)
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Spain 3-0 Albania
    1-0 Rodrigo 16, 2-0 Isco 24, 3-0 Thiago Alcántara 27
    De Gea, Piqué (60 Nacho), Odriozola, Koke, Thiago Alcántara, Saúl Ñíguez, Ramos, Jordi Alba, Rodrigo (82 Aritz Aduriz), David Silva (74 Asensio), Isco
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Israel-Spain

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Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • Overall: Total appearances in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament only
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.