Itztadion Ramat Gan - Ramat Gan 07/09/2013 - 19:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group F

Israel - Azerbaijan
1-1
 

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Azerbaijan tie puts Israel in a bind

Published: Saturday 7 September 2013, 21.45CET
Israel 1-1 Azerbaijan
Etey Shechter struck back to earn his side a draw, but Eli Guttman's men are losing touch with the top teams in Group F.
by Boaz Goren
from Itztadion Ramat Gan
Azerbaijan tie puts Israel in a bind
Israel's Etey Shechter and Azerbaijan's Rasim Ramaldanov ©AFP

Match statistics

Israel
Azerbaijan

1

Goals scored

1

15

Total attempts

11

6

Attempts on target

5

8

off target

5

5

blocked

4

2

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

3

1

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

13

13

Fouls suffered

13

Standings

Published: Saturday 7 September 2013, 21.45CET

Azerbaijan tie puts Israel in a bind

Israel 1-1 Azerbaijan
Etey Shechter struck back to earn his side a draw, but Eli Guttman's men are losing touch with the top teams in Group F.

Etey Shechter's goal secured a share of the spoils for Israel at home against Azerbaijan, but their chances of reaching the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals from Group F are looking increasingly slender.

Rahid Amirguliyev's 61st-minute effort put Azerbaijan in front, yet while the Azerbaijani lead lasted for just 12 minutes, a point was not the return Eli Guttman's side would have hoped for. Israel now lie three points adrift of second-ranked Russia, their opponents in St Petersburg on Tuesday night.

With frontrunners Portugal and Russia both winning on Friday, Israel knew they needed victory to keep up the pace. However, for all that they appeared the better team for much of the game in Ramat Gan, they were not to trouble their visitors much. Perhaps tellingly, the only player who managed to unsettle Kamran Agayev in the Azerbaijan goal was defender Eytan Tibi, who hit the woodwork in the 19th minute and came close again before the break.

It was a shock none the less when Azerbaijan went ahead, Amirguliyev's shot from distance beating Dudu Aouate. The goal spurred Israel forward, with debutant Ofir Davidzada delivering the ball for the unmarked Shechter to strike back. Even so, the winner that Israel wanted so badly would not be forthcoming.

Last updated: 08/05/14 4.38CET

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Lineups

Israel

Israel

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1Dudu Aouate (GK) (C)1Kamran Agayev (GK)
3Tal Ben Haim3Rasim Ramaldanov
Yellow Card30
Substitution71
4Gal Alberman
Substitution72
4Mahir Shukurov
5Maor Melikson5Elnur Allahverdiyev
Yellow Card44
6Bebras Natcho7Araz Abdullayev
Substitution46
7Eran Zahavi
Substitution62
9Cihan Özkara
8Hen Ezra
Substitution62
10Rüfat Dadaşov
11Etey Shechter
Goal73
11Rauf Aliyev
13Sheran Yeini14Rashad F. Sadygov (C)
15Ofir Davidzada15Ruslan Abışov
Yellow Card4
Substitution78
21Eytan Tibi
Yellow Card53
19Rahid Amirguliyev
Goal61

Substitutes

18Ariel Harush (GK)12Anar Nazirov (GK)
2Yuval Shpungin2Badavi Guseynov
9Lior Refaelov
Substitution62
6Rashad A. Sadygov
10Elyaniv Barda
Substitution62
8Qara Qarayev
Substitution46
12Dekel Keinan13Ruslan Gurbanov
14Nir Biton16Cavid Hüseynov
Substitution78
16Oz Raly17Vüqar Nadirov
17Shir Tzedek18Maksim Medvedev
19Shimon Abuhazira20Ufuk Budak
20Maharan Radi
Substitution72
21Vladimir Levin
Substitution71
22Omer Damari22Elhad Naziri
23Emil Balayev (GK)

Coach

Eli Gutman (ISR) Berti Vogts (GER)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Stefan Wittberg (SWE), Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)

Fourth official

Michael Lerjeus (SWE)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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