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UEFA EURO: Israel - Latvia Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

IsraelIsraelToto Turner Stadium - Beer ShevaTuesday 15 October 2019
20.45CET (21.45 local time)
Group G - Matchday 8
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/06/2019QR (GS)Latvia - Israel0-3
RigaZahavi 10, 60, 81
UEFA EURO 2012
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/06/2011QR (GS)Latvia - Israel1-2
RigaCauņa 62 (P); Benayoun 19, Ben Haim 43 (P)
26/03/2011QR (GS)Israel - Latvia2-1
Tel AvivBarda 16, Kayal 81; Gorkšs 62
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/09/2009QR (GS)Israel - Latvia0-1
Ramat GanGorkšs 59
15/10/2008QR (GS)Latvia - Israel1-1RigaKolesničenko 89; Benayoun 49
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Israel11002200----330072
Latvia20021001----300327
FIFA*
Israel10011010----201112
Latvia10101100----211021
Friendlies
Israel------------220071
Latvia------------200217
Total
Israel21013210----7511155
Latvia30122101----7115515

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 10/09/2019 13:02CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Israel - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Ariel Harush25/05/198831Sparta - 4000
-Ofir Marciano07/10/198930Hibernian - 3000
-Yoav Jarafi29/08/199326H. Tel-Aviv - 0000
Defenders
-Eytan Tibi16/11/198731M. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Taleb Tawatha21/06/199227Ludogorets - 2000
-Omri Ben Harush07/03/199029Lokeren - 7000
-Hatem Elhamed18/03/199128Celtic - 4000
-Eli Dasa03/12/199226Vitesse - 7000
-Loai Taha26/11/198929H. Beer-Sheva*7000
-Raz Shlomo13/08/199920H. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Sun Menachem07/09/199326M. Haifa - 0000
Midfielders
-Bibras Natcho18/02/198831Partizan*7100
-Eran Zahavi25/07/198732Guangzhou*71000
-Nir Bitton30/10/199127Celtic - 3000
-Dia Seba18/11/199226Guangzhou - 2000
-Dan Glazer20/09/199623M. Tel-Aviv - 2000
-Neta Lavi25/08/199623M. Haifa - 0000
-Manor Solomon24/07/199920Shakhtar Donetsk - 5000
-Yonatan Cohen29/06/199623M. Tel-Aviv - 4000
-Dolev Haziza05/07/199524M. Haifa - 0000
-Ilay Elmkies10/03/200019Hoffenheim - 0000
Forwards
-Munas Dabbur14/05/199227Sevilla*5100
-Shon Weissman14/02/199623Wolfsberg - 2000
Coach
-Andreas Herzog10/09/196851 - 7000
Latvia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Andris Vaņins30/04/198039Zürich - 3000
-Pāvels Šteinbors21/09/198534Arka - 5000
-Roberts Ozols10/09/199524Riga - 0000
Defenders
-Kaspars Dubra20/12/199028Olexandriya - 6000
-Vitālijs Jagodinskis28/02/199227RFS - 2000
-Mārcis Ošs25/07/199128Xamax - 5000
-Antonijs Černomordijs26/09/199623Riga - 2000
Midfielders
-Oļegs Laizāns28/03/198732Riga - 6000
-Igors Tarasovs16/10/198830Spartaks Jūrmala - 1000
-Vladimirs Kamešs28/10/198830Riga*4000
-Ritvars Rugins17/10/198929Riga*5000
-Deniss Rakels20/08/199227Riga - 5000
-Roberts Savaļnieks04/02/199326RFS - 5000
-Boriss Bogdaškins21/02/199029Valmiera - 1000
-Jānis Ikaunieks16/02/199524Liepāja*4000
-Andrejs Cigaņiks12/04/199722RFS - 4000
-Roberts Uldriķis03/04/199821Sion - 4000
-Raivis Jurkovskis09/12/199622Liepāja - 0000
-Daniels Ontužāns07/03/200019Bayern - 1000
-Mārtiņš Ķigurs31/03/199722Liepāja - 2000
Forwards
-Dāvis Ikaunieks 07/01/199425RFS - 0000
-Ēriks Punculs 18/01/199425Valmiera - 1000
-Vladislavs Gutkovskis02/04/199524Nieciecza - 6000
Coach
-Slaviša Stojanovic06/12/196949 - 7000

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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.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2568424.html#andreas+herzog

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Slaviša Stojanović

Date of birth: 6 December 1969
Nationality: Slovenian
Playing career: Slovan Ljubljana, Ljubljana (twice), Celje, Vevče, Livar
Coaching career: Slovan Ljubljana, Livar, Domžale, Celje, United Arab Emirates (assistant), Slovenia, Crvena zvezda, Lierse, Changchun Yatai, Riga, Levski Sofia, Latvia

• Born in what is now Serbia, Stojanović had an unremarkable career as a defender in Slovenian football, finiding his true calling as a coach in his late 20s when he led Slovan Ljubljana to national titles at Under-16 and U18 levels.

• Established his local reputation in charge of Domžale between 2002 and 2008, during which his side won the 2006/07 and 2007/08 domestic titles – their first top-division successes.

• After a single campaign at Celje, Stojanović moved abroad to assist compatriot Srečko Katanec, then coach of the United Arab Emirates; the pair were dismissed in September 2011, Stojanović taking over as Slovenia boss the following month.

• Stojanović resigned as Slovenia coach in December 2012, after just over a year in charge, and returned to football in June 2013 with Crvena zvezda, whom he steered to their first Serbian title in seven years in his lone campaign.

• After an ill-starred spell in Belgium with Lierse, Stojanović coached clubs in China and Latvia, then took command of Levski Sofia at the start of the 2018/19 campaign. He left the Bulgarian side in January 2019 and was appointed head coach of Latvia two months later.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2593845.html#slavisa+stojanovic

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeArnold Hunter (NIR)
  • Assistant refereesGareth Eakin (NIR) , Georgios Argyropoulos (NIR)
  • Fourth officialTim Marshall (NIR)
  • UEFA DelegateSviatlana Hrynkevich (BLR)
  • UEFA Referee observerMilan Karadzic (SRB)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Arnold Hunter15/03/1979350

Arnold Hunter

Referee since: 2001
First division: 2007
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

Finals
N/A

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
10/10/2016U21QRIsraelAlbania4-0Petah Tikva
06/10/2017WCQRLiechtensteinIsrael0-1Vaduz

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Israel

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland751111216
    Austria741216713
    North Macedonia732210911
    Slovenia732213711
    Israel722312148
    Latvia70071240
    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)
    Slovenia 3-2 Israel
    1-0 Verbić 43, 1-1 Natcho 50, 1-2 Zahavi 63, 2-2 Bezjak 66, 3-2 Verbić 90
    Marciano, Dasa, Elhamed, Natcho, Zahavi, Solomon, Weissman (61 Dabbur), D. Peretz (77 Glazer), Taha, Dgani, Ben Harush (46 Kayal)
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Austria 3-1 Israel
    0-1 Zahavi 34, 1-1 Lazaro 41, 2-1 Hinteregger 56, 3-1 Sabitzer 88
    Marciano, Dasa, Bitton, Natcho, Zahavi, Dabbur (70 Weissman), Solomon, Tawatha (54 Ben Harush), Taha (76 Cohen), Tibi, Elhamed
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Israel-Latvia
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Israel-Poland
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    North Macedonia-Israel

Latvia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland751111216
    Austria741216713
    North Macedonia732210911
    Slovenia732213711
    Israel722312148
    Latvia70071240
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    North Macedonia 3-1 Latvia
    1-0 Alioski 11, 2-0 Elmas 29, 2-1 Velkoski 87 (og) , 3-1 Elmas 90+3
    Vaņins (33 Šteinbors), Maksimenko, Ošs, Dubra, Gabovs, Šabala (79 Uldriķis), Karašausks (68 Tobers), Isajevs, Cigaņiks, Rakels, Tarasovs
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Poland 2-0 Latvia
    1-0 Lewandowski 76, 2-0 Glik 84
    Šteinbors, Maksimenko, Ošs, Dubra, Laizāns, Ikaunieks, Karašausks (85 Tobers), Isajevs, Rakels, Savaļnieks (80 Gabovs), Gutkovskis (70 Uldriķis)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Latvia 0-3 Israel
    0-1 Zahavi 10, 0-2 Zahavi 60, 0-3 Zahavi 81
    Šteinbors, Maksimenko, Ošs, Dubra, Laizāns (79 Rugins), Ikaunieks (57 Cigaņiks), Karašausks (67 Kamešs), Rakels, Savaļnieks, Tobers, Gutkovskis
  • 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
    Šteinbors, Maksimenko (16 Jagodinskis), Ošs, Dubra, Laizāns, Solovjovs, Kamešs, Rakels (78 Ontužāns), Savaļnieks, Tobers (69 Rugins), Gutkovskis
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Austria 6-0 Latvia
    1-0 Arnautović 7, 2-0 Sabitzer 13, 3-0 Arnautović 53 (P) , 4-0 Šteinbors 76 (og) , 5-0 Laimer 80, 6-0 Gregoritsch 85
    Šteinbors, Maksimenko, Dubra, Laizāns (82 Uldriķis), Kamešs, Bogdaškins, Cigaņiks (66 Savaļnieks), Pētersons, Černomordijs, Tobers (77 Rugins), Gutkovskis
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Latvia 0-2 North Macedonia
    0-1 Pandev 14, 0-2 Bardi 17
    Vaņins, Maksimenko, Laizāns, Kamešs (84 Šabala), Rugins, Ķigurs (75 Punculs ), Ikaunieks, Pētersons, Černomordijs, Uldriķis (46 Savaļnieks), Gutkovskis
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Latvia 0-3 Poland
    0-1 Lewandowski 9, 0-2 Lewandowski 13, 0-3 Lewandowski 76
    Vaņins, Maksimenko, Ošs, Dubra, Laizāns (72 Tobers), Rugins, Ikaunieks, Ķigurs (86 Cigaņiks), Rakels (72 Karašausks), Jagodinskis, Gutkovskis
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Israel-Latvia
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Slovenia-Latvia
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Latvia-Austria

Last updated 13/10/2019 10:01CET

Legend

:: 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.

Competitions

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
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.