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Israel next for resurgent Georgia

Published: Sunday 9 January 2011, 14.00CET
Georgia failed to break down UEFA EURO 2012 Group F rivals Israel when the sides met in their first competitive fixture last September, but will try again when they reconvene in Tel Aviv.
Israel next for resurgent Georgia
Israel celebrate a UEFA EURO 2012 goal ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

IsraelGeorgia

Goals scored13
 
7
Total attempts136
 
120
Attempts on target43
 
41
Attempts off target63
 
61
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
2
Corners53
 
49
Offsides25
 
20
Yellow cards21
 
20
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed126
 
123
Fouls suffered122
 
126
 
Published: Sunday 9 January 2011, 14.00CET

Israel next for resurgent Georgia

Georgia failed to break down UEFA EURO 2012 Group F rivals Israel when the sides met in their first competitive fixture last September, but will try again when they reconvene in Tel Aviv.

Temuri Ketsbaia's Georgia failed to break down Israel when the sides met for the first time in a competitive fixture on 7 September, but the boot may be on the other foot when they reconvene in Tel Aviv in UEFA EURO 2012 Group F.

Match background
• Gogita Gogua hit the bar and Dudu Aouate made a number of fine saves as Israel survived a tough night in Tbilisi in the teams' first Group F encounter.

• Israel have faced Georgia five times in total, with their record reading W2 D2 L1 (W1 D1 L0 at home).

• The first fixture between the teams took place in Ashdod on 23 February 1994, when Israel claimed a 2-0 win. The sides then drew 1-1 in Tel Aviv on 29 March 2000.

• Their next two friendly meetings were staged in Tbilisi, starting with a 3-2 victory for Georgia on 24 April 2001. The hosts lost the next outing as Israel collected a 1-0 success on 27 May 2004.

Last updated: 01/02/11 18.05CET

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