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Israel team guide

Published: Sunday 1 June 2014, 17.37CET
Israel qualified for their first Under-19 finals in style – they did not concede a goal in topping elite round Group 3 – leading coach Eli Ohana to laud it as his "biggest achievement".
Israel team guide
Israel celebrate after sealing qualification ©UEFA.com

Standings

Last updated: 23/07/2014 01:09 CET

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Matches

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Statistics

Last updated: 18/07/2014 13:37 CET

Record in this competition

Recent campaigns
SeasonStagePWDL
2012/13Qualifying round3102
2011/12Elite round6123
2010/11Elite round6213
2009/10Qualifying round3012
2008/09Qualifying round3102
Full UEFA competition record
CompetitionPWDL
UEFA European Under-19 Championship6225622
Qualifying matches included
Last updated: 23/07/2014 01:05 CET
Published: Sunday 1 June 2014, 17.37CET

Israel team guide

Israel qualified for their first Under-19 finals in style – they did not concede a goal in topping elite round Group 3 – leading coach Eli Ohana to laud it as his "biggest achievement".

"This is my biggest achievement as a coach – my achievements as a player don't come close to this feeling," enthused Eli Ohana, a European Cup Winners' Cup winner in 1988 with KV Mechelen, after guiding Israel into their first UEFA European Under-19 Championship final tournament.

They qualified in style, too, triumphing in all three of their elite round matches without conceding a goal in Switzerland, where they beat Georgia 1-0 in a winner-takes-all encounter on matchday three.

Israel began their campaign at home, recording an impressive 2-0 defeat of Italy in their opening qualifying round fixture thanks to two goals from Michael Ohana (no relation to his coach). A 3-1 loss to Denmark did not cost them top spot, Ohana's charges rounding things off with a 9-0 demolition of Liechtenstein.

Qualifying round: Italy 2-0, Denmark 1-3, Liechtenstein 9-0 (Group 10 winners)

Elite round: Cyprus 4-0, Switzerland 1-0, Georgia 1-0 (Group 3 winners)

Key players: Ramzi Safuri (forward, Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC), Michael Ohana (forward, FC Ashdod), Eden Shamir (midfielder, Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC), Sagiv Jehezkel (forward, Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC).

Coach: Eli Ohana
Date of birth: 01/02/1964

Capped 50 times by Israel, the one-time Beitar Jerusalem FC, Mechelen and SC Braga player took charge of the U19s in 2008 after top-flight coaching posts at his former club, Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC and Maccabi Petach-Tikva FC.

Team records

Qualifying top scorer
Michael Ohana: 4

UEFA European Under-19 Championship best
Elite round

Honours in UEFA youth competitions
UEFA European Under-16 Championship
Third place: 1996

Last updated: 14/07/14 15.41CET

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