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UEFA EURO: Slovenia - Israel Match press kits

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SloveniaSloveniaStadion Stožice - LjubljanaMonday 9 September 2019
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Group G - Matchday 6
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Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/03/2019QR (GS)Israel - Slovenia1-1HaifaZahavi 55; Šporar 48
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2003PR (GS)Slovenia - Israel3-1
LjubljanaŠiljak 35, Knavs 37, Čeh 78; Revivo 69
07/06/2003PR (GS)Israel - Slovenia0-0Antalya
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 09/09/2019 11:55CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Slovenia - Squad list
Current season
-Vid Belec06/06/199029APOEL - 0000
-Nejc Vidmar31/03/198930Olimpija Ljubljana - 0000
-Jan Oblak07/01/199326Atlético - 5000
-Bojan Jokić17/05/198633Ufa - 4000
-Uros Korun25/05/198732Piast - 0000
-Aljaž Struna04/08/199029Houston Dynamo - 5100
-Miha Mevlja12/06/199029PFC Sochi - 5000
-Miha Blažič08/05/199326Ferencváros - 0000
-Petar Stojanović07/10/199523Dinamo Zagreb - 5000
-Jure Balkovec09/09/199425Empoli - 1000
-René Krhin21/05/199029Nantes - 3000
-Josip Iličić29/01/198831Atalanta - 5200
-Jasmin Kurtić10/01/198930SPAL - 5000
-Denis Popović15/10/198929Zürich - 3000
-Miha Zajc01/07/199425Fenerbahçe - 4200
-Benjamin Verbić27/11/199325Dynamo Kyiv - 3000
-Žan Majer25/07/199227Lecce - 1000
-Roman Bezjak21/02/198930APOEL - 1000
-Tim Matavž13/01/198930Vitesse - 0000
-Robert Berić17/06/199128St-Étienne - 4000
-Luka Zahović15/11/199523Maribor - 2000
-Andraž Šporar27/02/199425Slovan Bratislava - 4200
-Matjaž Kek09/09/196158 - 5000
Israel - Squad list
Current season
-Ariel Harush25/05/198831Sparta - 4000
-Ofir Marciano07/10/198929Hibernian - 1000
-Yoav Jarafi29/08/199326H. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Eytan Tibi16/11/198731M. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Orel Dgani08/01/198930H. Tel-Aviv - 2000
-Omri Ben Harush07/03/199029Lokeren - 5000
-Hatem Elhamed18/03/199128Celtic - 2000
-Eli Dasa03/12/199226 - 5000
-Loai Taha26/11/198929H. Beer-Sheva - 5000
-Raz Shlomo13/08/199920H. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Bibras Natcho18/02/198831Partizan*5000
-Beram Kayal02/05/198831Charlton - 5000
-Almog Cohen01/09/198831M. Netanya - 2000
-Eran Zahavi25/07/198732Guangzhou*5800
-Dia Seba18/11/199226Guangzhou - 2000
-Dor Peretz17/05/199524M. Tel-Aviv*5000
-Gadi Kinda23/03/199425Beitar Jerusalem - 0000
-Dan Glazer20/09/199622M. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Manor Solomon24/07/199920Shakhtar Donetsk - 3000
-Yonatan Cohen29/06/199623M. Tel-Aviv - 3000
-Tomer Hemed02/05/198732Charlton - 2000
-Munas Dabbur14/05/199227Sevilla - 3100
-Shon Weissman14/02/199623Wolfsberg - 0000
-Andreas Herzog10/09/196850 - 5000

Last updated 09/09/2019 12:35CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Matjaž Kek

Date of birth: 9 September 1961
Nationality: Slovenian
Playing career: Maribor (twice), Spittal/Drau, Grazer AK
Coaching career: Maribor, Slovenia (youth), Slovenia (twice), Al-Ittihad, Rijeka

• Born in Maribor, he began a long affiliation with the local club as a player. Featured from 1979 to 1984 in the Yugoslavian Federal League before a decade in Austria's lower leagues with Spittal/Drau and Grazer AK – earning one cap for Slovenia in 1992 while with the latter. Returned home to win a hat-trick of Slovenian titles at Maribor between 1997 and 1999 as well as two national cups.

• Turned to coaching immediately after hanging up his boots and was on the staff for four further Maribor championship wins before taking charge himself for the 2003/04 season.

• Appointed coach of Slovenia's Under-15 and U16 teams in 2006 before the call came to replace senior head coach Branko Oblak midway through UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying campaign in January 2007.

• Endured difficult start to reign with youthful team but came good to eventually steer Slovenia to 2010 FIFA World Cup finals after a famous away-goals victory over Russia in the play-offs. Oversaw creditable performances in South Africa although Slovenia failed to progress from group stage.

• Stepped down after failure to reach UEFA EURO 2012, going on to have a brief spell in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ittihad before resurfacing at Rijeka in February 2013. Kek proved a huge success in Croatia, winning the club's first title in 2016/17 when Rijeka completed the double by claiming the Croatian Cup for the second time in his reign; also took the club into the UEFA Europa League group stage in 2013/14 and 2014/15. Stepped down in October 2018 and reappointed as Slovenia coach the following month.


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

  • RefereeAnthony Taylor (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesGary Beswick (ENG) , Adam Nunn (ENG)
  • Fourth officialChris Kavanagh (ENG)
  • UEFA DelegateMárton Esterházy (HUN)
  • UEFA Referee observerManuel Lopez Fernandez (ESP)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Anthony Taylor20/10/1978348

Anthony Taylor

Referee since: 2002
First division: 2010
FIFA badge: 2013

Tournaments: 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

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

Last updated 09/09/2019 12:19CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    North Macedonia5122685
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Israel 1-1 Slovenia
    0-1 Šporar 48, 1-1 Zahavi 55
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar (85 Bohar), Zajc (62 Črnigoj), Jokić, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbić (90 Bijol)
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Slovenia 1-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Zajc 34, 1-1 Bardi 47
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar (71 Berić), Zajc (90 Zahović), Jokić, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbić (84 Črnigoj)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Austria 1-0 Slovenia
    1-0 Burgstaller 74
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Bijol (63 Popović), Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar, Zajc (69 Bohar), Jokić, Črnigoj (78 Berić), M. Mevlja, Stojanović
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Latvia 0-5 Slovenia
    0-1 Črnigoj 24, 0-2 Črnigoj 27, 0-3 Iličić 29 (P) , 0-4 Iličić 44, 0-5 Zajc 47
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Iličić, Kurtić, Zajc (64 Bijol), Jokić, Črnigoj (83 Majer), M. Mevlja, Popović (77 Zahović), Berić, Stojanović
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Slovenia 2-0 Poland
    1-0 Aljaž Struna 35, 2-0 Šporar 65
    Oblak, Balkovec, Aljaž Struna, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar (85 Popović), Bezjak, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbić (62 Črnigoj)
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    North Macedonia-Slovenia
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    North Macedonia5122685
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    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)
  • Matchday 2 (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)
  • Matchday 3 (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)
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Poland 4-0 Israel
    1-0 K. Piątek 35, 2-0 Lewandowski 56 (P) , 3-0 Grosicki 59, 4-0 Kądzior 84
    Harush, Dasa, Bitton (82 Elhamed), Natcho, Zahavi, Solomon (72 Seba), Yeini, D. Peretz, Taha, Ben Harush, Kayal (57 Cohen)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Israel 1-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Zahavi 55, 1-1 Ademi 64
    Marciano, Dasa, Elhamed, Natcho, Zahavi, Dabbur (75 Hemed), Solomon, D. Peretz, Taha, Dgani, Ben Harush (60 Kayal)
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    North Macedonia-Israel

Last updated 09/09/2019 12:14CET


:: 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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