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UEFA EURO: Poland - Israel Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

PolandStadion Narodowy - WarsawMonday 10 June 2019 - 20.45CETGroup G - Matchday 4Israel
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Head to Head

EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
25/04/1995PR (GS)Poland - Israel4-3
ZabrzeNowak 1, Juskowiak 50, Kowalczyk 55, Kosecki 62; Rosenthal 37, Revivo 43, Zohar 79
04/09/1994PR (GS)Israel - Poland2-1
Tel AvivHarazi 43, 58; Kosecki 80
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 17/05/2019 11:38CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Poland - Squad list
Current season
-Łukasz Fabiański18/04/198534West Ham - 1000
-Rafal Gikiewicz26/10/198731Union Berlin - 0000
-Łukasz Skorupski05/05/199128Bologna - 0000
-Maciej Rybus19/08/198929Lokomotiv Moskva - 1000
-Artur Jędrzejczyk04/11/198731Legia - 0000
-Kamil Glik03/02/198831Monaco - 3100
-Michał Pazdan21/09/198731Ankaragücü - 2000
-Bartosz Bereszyński12/07/199226Sampdoria - 2000
-Thiago Cionek21/04/198633SPAL - 0000
-Tomasz Kędziora11/06/199424Dynamo Kyiv - 3000
-Jan Bednarek12/04/199623Southampton - 2000
-Grzegorz Krychowiak29/01/199029Lokomotiv Moskva - 3000
-Kamil Grosicki08/06/198831Hull - 3000
-Mateusz Klich13/07/199028Leeds - 3000
-Piotr Zieliński20/05/199425Napoli - 3000
-Karol Linetty02/02/199524Sampdoria - 0000
-Damian Kądzior16/06/199226Dinamo Zagreb - 0000
-Przemysław Frankowski12/04/199524Chicago Fire - 3000
-Jacek Góralski21/09/199226Ludogorets - 1000
-Damian Szymański16/06/199523Akhmat - 0000
-Robert Lewandowski21/08/198830Bayern - 3100
-Arkadiusz Milik28/02/199425Napoli - 2000
-Krzysztof Piątek01/07/199523Milan - 3200
-Jerzy Brzęczek18/03/197148 - 3000
Israel - Squad list
Current season
-Ariel Harush25/05/198831H. Beer-Sheva - 3000
-Ofir Marciano07/10/198929Hibernian - 0000
-Yoav Jarafi29/08/199325H. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Sheran Yeini08/12/198632M. Tel-Aviv - 3000
-Orel Dgani08/01/198930H. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Taleb Tawatha21/06/199226Frankfurt - 1000
-Omri Ben Harush07/03/199029Lokeren - 3000
-Hatem Elhamed18/03/199128H. Beer-Sheva - 0000
-Eli Dasa03/12/199226M. Tel-Aviv - 3000
-Ayad Habashi10/05/199524M. Haifa - 1000
-Loai Taha26/11/198929H. Beer-Sheva - 3000
-Bibras Natcho18/02/198831Olympiacos - 3000
-Beram Kayal02/05/198831Brighton - 3000
-Almog Cohen01/09/198830Ingolstadt - 2000
-Eran Zahavi25/07/198731Guangzhou - 3700
-Nir Bitton30/10/199127Celtic - 1000
-Dia Seba18/11/199226Guangzhou - 1000
-Dor Peretz17/05/199524M. Tel-Aviv*3000
-Dan Glazer20/09/199622M. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Manor Solomon24/07/199919Shakhtar Donetsk - 1000
-Yonatan Cohen29/06/199622M. Tel-Aviv - 2000
-Ben Sahar10/08/198929H. Beer-Sheva - 1000
-Eylon Almog08/01/199920Hapoel Hadera - 0000
-Andreas Herzog10/09/196850 - 3000

Last updated 10/06/2019 11:05CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Jerzy Brzęczek

Date of birth: 18 March 1971
Nationality: Polish
Playing career: Olimpia Truskolasy (youth), Raków Częstochowa (youth), Olimpia Poznań, Lech Poznań, Górnik Zabrze, GKS Katowice, Tirol Innsbruck, LASK Linz, Maccabi Haifa, Tirol Innsbruck, Sturm Graz, FC Kärnten, Wacker Tirol, Górnik Zabrze, Polonia Bytom
Coaching career: Raków Częstochowa, Lechia Gdańsk, GKS Katowice, Wisła Płock, Poland

• Jerzy Brzęczek enjoyed a prolonged and eventful career as a midfielder. Known for his leadership skills, he was captain of most of the teams he played for. He is the uncle and mentor of Jakub Błaszczykowski, Poland's UEFA EURO 2012 captain who won his 100th cap at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

• Brzęczek spent several years in Austria with a number of clubs, winning back-to-back Bundesliga titles with Tirol Innsbruck, the second in 2001/02 under Joachim Löw, to go with the 1992/93 Polish title he claimed with Lech Poznań. He amassed more than 500 league appearances in Poland, Austria and Israel.

• Was a key player and captain of the Poland side that won Olympic silver at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, losing narrowly to hosts Spain in the final (2-3) at the conclusion of a captivating, high-scoring campaign.

• Played 42 games for the senior Polish national team, some as captain, but did not take part in any major tournaments. Brzęczek scored four international goals, including one against Brazil in a friendly and one against England at Wembley (1-3) in a UEFA EURO 2000 qualifier.

• Started coaching in 2010 at Raków Częstochowa, where he remained for four years before experiencing his first taste of the Polish top flight with Lechia Gdańsk. He returned to the second division to coach GKS Katowice for two years before his first full season in the Ekstraklasa ended with a creditable fifth-place finish in charge of Wisła Płock – an achievement deemed worthy of promotion to the post of Poland coach in July 2018 to succeed Adam Nawałka.


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.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeTobias Stieler (GER)
  • Assistant refereesMike Pickel (GER) , Marco Achmüller (GER)
  • Fourth officialChristian Dingert (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateMike Appleby (ENG)
  • UEFA Referee observerMarcel Vanelshocht (BEL)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Tobias Stieler02/07/1981130

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

No such matches refereed

Last updated 09/06/2019 03:43CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    North Macedonia3111434
    Austria 0-1 Poland
    0-1 K. Piątek 69
    Szczęsny, Bednarek, Milik (46 Frankowski), Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (91 Pazdan), Klich, Glik, Bereszyński, Kędziora, Zieliński (59 K. Piątek)
  • (24/03/2019)
    Poland 2-0 Latvia
    1-0 Lewandowski 76, 2-0 Glik 84
    Szczęsny, Pazdan, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (83 Frankowski), Reca, Klich (62 Błaszczykowski), Glik, Kędziora, Zieliński, K. Piątek (87 Milik)
  • (07/06/2019)
    North Macedonia 0-1 Poland
    0-1 K. Piątek 47
    Fabiański, Bednarek, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (69 Rybus), Klich (90 Góralski), Glik, Kędziora, Bereszyński, Zieliński, Frankowski (46 K. Piątek)
  • (10/06/2019)
  • (06/09/2019)
  • (09/09/2019)
  • (10/10/2019)
  • (13/10/2019)
    Poland-North Macedonia
  • (16/11/2019)
  • (19/11/2019)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    North Macedonia3111434
    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)
    Israel 4-2 Austria
    0-1 Arnautović 8, 1-1 Zahavi 34, 2-1 Zahavi 45, 3-1 Zahavi 55, 4-1 Dabbur 66, 4-2 Arnautović 75
    Harush, Dasa, Dgani, Natcho, Zahavi, Dabbur (80 Hemed), Yeini, D. Peretz, Taha (77 Habashi), Ben Harush, Kayal (72 A. Cohen)
  • (07/06/2019)
    Latvia 0-3 Israel
    0-1 Zahavi 10, 0-2 Zahavi 60, 0-3 Zahavi 81
    Harush, Dasa, Bitton, Natcho, Zahavi, Seba (66 Sahar), Yeini, D. Peretz, Taha, Ben Harush (81 Cohen), Kayal (73 Glazer)
  • (10/06/2019)
  • (05/09/2019)
    Israel-North Macedonia
  • (09/09/2019)
  • (10/10/2019)
  • (15/10/2019)
  • (16/11/2019)
  • (19/11/2019)
    North Macedonia-Israel

Last updated 08/06/2019 11:24CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Poland

2016 – quarter-finals
2012 – group stage
2008 – group stage
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – last 16

Final tournament win
1-0: Poland v Northern Ireland, 12/06/16

Final tournament defeat
2-0: Germany v Poland, 08/06/08

Qualifying win
8-1: Poland v Gibraltar, 07/09/15
Gibraltar v Poland, 07/09/14

Qualifying defeat
1-4: twice, most recently Slovakia v Poland, 11/10/95
0-3: three times, most recently Sweden v Poland, 11/06/03

Final tournament appearances
8: Jakub Blaszczykowski
Robert Lewandowski
Łukasz Piszczek
6: Kamil Grosicki
6: Marcin Wasilewski
5: Dariusz Dudka
5: Kamil Glik
5: Artur Jędrzejczyk
5: Tomasz Jodłowiec
5: Grzegorz Krychowiak
5: Arkadiusz Milik
5: Rafał Murawski
5: Michał Pazdan

Final tournament goals
3: Jakub Błaszczykowski
2: Robert Lewandowski
1: Roger Guerreiro
1: Arkadiusz Milik

Overall appearances
28: Jacek Bąk
24: Jakub Blaszczykowski
Mariusz Lewandowski
19: Maciej Żurawski
19: Jacek Krzynówek
18: Michał Żewłakow
18: Marcin Wasilewski
18: Robert Lewandowski

Overall goals
15: Robert Lewandowski
Euzebiusz Smolarek
8: Andrzej Juskowiak
7: Arkadiusz Milik
6: Włodzimierz Lubański


UEFA European Championship records: Israel

2016 – did not qualify
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify

Qualifying win
8-0: Israel v San Marino, 08/09/99

Qualifying loss
0-5: Israel v Denmark, 13/11/99

Overall appearances
33: Tal Ben Haim I
Yossi Benayoun
26: Dudu Aouate
25: Haim Revivo
23: Walid Badier

Overall goals
10: Yossi Benayoun
8: Haim Revivo
6: Roberto Colautti
6: Ronen Harazi
5: Alon Mizrahi
5: Omer Damari



:: 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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