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UEFA EURO: Israel - Austria Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

IsraelSammy Ofer Stadium - HaifaSunday 24 March 2019 - 18.00CETGroup G - Matchday 2Austria
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
27/10/2001QR (GS)Israel - Austria1-1Tel AvivGershon 55 (P); Herzog 90+2
28/03/2001QR (GS)Austria - Israel2-1
ViennaBaur 9, Herzog 41; Baur 6 (og)
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/06/1999PR (GS)Israel - Austria5-0
Tel AvivBerkovic 26, 47, Revivo 45, Mizrahi 53, Ghrayib 74
05/09/1998PR (GS)Austria - Israel1-1ViennaReinmayr 7; Nimni 68 (P)
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
27/10/1993QR (GS)Israel - Austria1-1Tel AvivRosenthal 2; Reinmayr 14
28/10/1992QR (GS)Austria - Israel5-2
ViennaHerzog 42, 45, Polster 49, Stöger 69, Ogris 82; Zohar 53, 77
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:32CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Israel - Squad list
Current season
-Ariel Harush25/05/198830H. Beer-Sheva - 1000
-Ofir Marciano07/10/198929Hibernian - 0000
-Yoav Jarafi29/08/199325Ashdod - 0000
-Sheran Yeini08/12/198632M. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Orel Dgani08/01/198930H. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Taleb Tawatha21/06/199226Frankfurt - 1000
-Omri Ben Harush07/03/199029Lokeren - 1000
-Rami Gershon12/08/198830M. Haifa - 0000
-Eli Dasa03/12/199226M. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Ayad Habashi10/05/199523M. Haifa - 0000
-Loai Taha26/11/198929H. Beer-Sheva - 1000
-Bibras Natcho18/02/198831Olympiacos - 1000
-Beram Kayal02/05/198830Brighton - 1000
-Almog Cohen01/09/198830Ingolstadt - 1000
-Eran Zahavi25/07/198731Guangzhou - 1100
-Dor Micha02/03/199227M. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Dia Seba18/11/199226Guangzhou - 0000
-Dor Peretz17/05/199523M. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Dan Glazer20/09/199622M. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Manor Solomon24/07/199919Shakhtar Donetsk - 1000
-Yonatan Cohen29/06/199622M. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Tomer Hemed02/05/198731QPR - 0000
-Munas Dabbur14/05/199226Salzburg - 1000
-Andreas Herzog10/09/196850 - 1000
Austria - Squad list
Current season
-Heinz Lindner17/07/199028Grasshoppers - 1000
-Richard Strebinger14/02/199326Rapid Wien - 0000
-Cican Stankovic04/11/199226Salzburg - 0000
-Andreas Ulmer30/10/198533Salzburg - 0000
-Sebastian Prödl21/06/198731Watford - 0000
-Aleksandar Dragović06/03/199128Leverkusen - 1000
-Stefan Lainer27/08/199226Salzburg - 1000
-Martin Hinteregger07/09/199226Frankfurt - 1000
-Stefan Posch14/05/199721Hoffenheim - 0000
-Maximilian Wöber04/02/199821Sevilla - 1000
-Julian Baumgartlinger02/01/198831Leverkusen - 1000
-Stefan Ilsanker18/05/198929Leipzig - 0000
-Kevin Stöger27/08/199325Düsseldorf - 0000
-Peter Žulj09/06/199325Anderlecht - 0000
-Florian Kainz24/10/199226Köln - 0000
-Marcel Sabitzer17/03/199425Leipzig - 1000
-Florian Grillitsch07/08/199523Hoffenheim - 1000
-Valentino Lazaro24/03/199623Hertha - 1000
-Xaver Schlager28/09/199721Salzburg - 0000
-Konrad Laimer27/05/199721Leipzig - 0000
-Karim Onisiwo17/03/199227Mainz - 1000
-Marc Janko25/06/198335Lugano - 1000
-Marko Arnautović19/04/198929West Ham - 1000
-Franco Foda23/04/196652 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Andreas Herzog

Date of birth: 10 September 1968
Nationality: Austrian
Playing career: Rapid Wien (twice), Werder Bremen (twice), Bayern München, Los Angeles Galaxy
Coaching career: Austria (assistant), Austria Under-21, United States (assistant), United States U23, Israel

• A Vienna-born attacking midfielder, Herzog started his senior career as a teenager with Rapid Wien and made his first appearance for the national team shortly before his 20th birthday. He would go on to become Austria's most-capped player with 103 appearances (23 goals) – a record that still stands.

• Twice an Austrian champion with Rapid Wien, the gifted left-footer's best years at club level came in Germany at Werder Bremen, with whom he won the Bundesliga title in 1992/93 and two German Cups. He also scored a personal-best tally of 15 Bundesliga goals in 1996/97, the season in which he returned to Werder after just one year away at Bayern München where he became a UEFA Cup winner.

• Returned home to Rapid in 2001 for two further years in the Austrian Bundesliga and then headed west to see out his career with MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy.

• Began his coaching career as caretaker of the Austria national team in 2005 and went on to be assistant to Karel Brückner. He continued to be head coach of the Austrian U-21 team, playing a key part in the development of future senior internationals such as David Alaba.

• In 2011 he joined forces again with his former Bayern team-mate Jürgen Klinsmann to become the assistant coach of the United States national team, helping them reach the round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. After a spell in charge of the USA's Under-23s he took on work as a TV pundit before accepting an offer to become head coach of Israel on 1 August 2018.


Franco Foda

Date of birth: 23 April 1966
Nationality: German
Playing career: Kaiserslautern (twice), Arminia Bielefeld, Saarbrücken, Bayer Leverkusen, Stuttgart, Basel, Sturm Graz
Coaching career: Sturm Graz (three times), Kaiserslautern, Austria

• Born in Mainz to a German mother and Italian father, Foda started his playing career at Weisenau and joined Mainz, then in the third tier, in his youth. As a professional he played in 321 German Bundesliga games, winning the German Cup with both Kaiserslautern and Leverkusen.

• In 1987, the defender was called up by the West German national team for a South America tour. He played against Argentina and Brazil, his only two international caps.

• Foda ended his career with a highly successful four-year spell at Austrian club Sturm Graz, with whom he won three league titles and also reached the UEFA Champions League group stage three years running.

• After hanging up his boots, Foda remained in Styria and moved into coaching, initially as an assistant to the experienced Ivan Osim before taking over as Sturm's head coach in 2002.

• He would spend the best part of the next decade and a half at Sturm, punctuating his tenure only with a single season back in Germany with Kaiserslautern (2012/13) after leading Sturm to victories in the 2009/10 Austrian Cup and the following season's Bundesliga. In October 2017 he was appointed Marcel Koller's successor as head coach of the Austrian national team, taking over the reins in January 2018.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeYevhen Aranovskiy (UKR)
  • Assistant refereesAndrii Skrypka (UKR) , Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)
  • Fourth officialVitaliy Romanov (UKR)
  • UEFA DelegateScott Struthers (SCO)
  • UEFA Referee observerTomasz Mikulski (POL)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Yevhen Aranovskiy13/10/1976345

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
10/11/2011U21QRAustriaBulgaria0-2Wiener Neustadt
05/08/2015UCL3QRFC Viktoria PlzeňMaccabi Tel-Aviv FC0-2Plzen
20/10/2016UELGSFC SalzburgOGC Nice0-1Salzburg

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    FYR Macedonia1100313
    Israel 1-1 Slovenia
    0-1 Šporar 48, 1-1 Zahavi 55
    Harush, Dasa, Natcho (79 A. Cohen), Zahavi, Dabbur, Yeini, Tawatha (77 Cohen), D. Peretz, Taha, Ben Harush, Kayal (63 Solomon)
  • (24/03/2019)
  • (07/06/2019)
  • (10/06/2019)
  • (05/09/2019)
    Israel-FYR Macedonia
  • (09/09/2019)
  • (10/10/2019)
  • (15/10/2019)
  • (16/11/2019)
  • (19/11/2019)
    FYR Macedonia-Israel


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    FYR Macedonia1100313
    Austria 0-1 Poland
    0-1 K. Piątek 69
    Lindner, Dragović, Hinteregger, Arnautović, Alaba, Sabitzer, Grillitsch (84 Onisiwo), Wöber, Baumgartlinger, Lainer, Lazaro (81 Janko)
  • (24/03/2019)
  • (07/06/2019)
  • (10/06/2019)
    FYR Macedonia-Austria
  • (06/09/2019)
  • (09/09/2019)
  • (10/10/2019)
  • (13/10/2019)
  • (16/11/2019)
    Austria-FYR Macedonia
  • (19/11/2019)

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:50CET


:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


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
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