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worldcup: Israel - Liechtenstein Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits

IsraelIsraelItztadion Teddy - JerusalemSunday 9 October 2016
18.00CET (19.00 local time)
Group G - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/06/2001QR (GS)Liechtenstein - Israel0-3
VaduzRevivo 3, Tal 7, Nimni 18
03/09/2000QR (GS)Israel - Liechtenstein2-0
Tel AvivMizrahi 1, Balili 80
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

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Squad list Only this chapter

Israel - Squad list
Current season
-David Goresh01/02/198036H. Beer-Sheva*2000
-Boris Kleyman26/10/199025Beitar Jerusalem - 0000
-Ariel Harush25/05/198828H. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Omri Ben Harush07/03/199026M. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Rami Gershon12/08/198828Gent - 1000
-Ben Bitton03/01/199125H. Beer-Sheva - 1000
-Eli Dasa03/12/199223M. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Shir Tzedek 22/08/198927H. Beer-Sheva - 2000
-Ofir Davidzada05/05/199125Gent - 2000
-Loai Taha26/11/198926H. Beer-Sheva - 0000
-Maor Buzaglo14/01/198828H. Beer-Sheva - 1000
-Almog Cohen01/09/198828Ingolstadt*1000
-Eran Zahavi25/07/198729M. Tel-Aviv - 2000
-Eyal Golasa07/10/199125M. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Daniel Einbinder16/02/198927Beitar Jerusalem - 1000
-Nir Bitton30/10/199124Celtic*2000
-Roi Kehat12/05/199224M. Haifa - 1000
-Omer Atzily27/07/199323Beitar Jerusalem - 1000
-Tomer Hemed02/05/198729Brighton - 2100
-Tal Ben Chaim05/08/198927M. Tel-Aviv - 2200
-Idan Vered25/05/198927Beitar Jerusalem - 0000
-Munas Dabbur14/05/199224Salzburg - 0000
-Ahmed Abed30/03/199026H. Kiryat Shmona - 1000
-Elisha Levy18/11/195758 - 2000
Liechtenstein - Squad list
Current season
-Peter Jehle22/01/198234Vaduz - 2000
-Benjamin Büchel04/07/198927Oxford - 0000
-Thomas Hobi20/06/199323Balzers - 0000
-Franz Burgmeier07/04/198234Vaduz*2000
-Martin Rechsteiner15/02/198927Balzers - 2000
-Daniel Kaufmann22/12/199025Chiasso*2000
-Seyhan Yildiz30/04/198927Balzers*1000
-Max Göppel31/08/199719Vaduz - 2000
-Andreas Malin31/01/199422FC Dornbirn 1913 - 0000
-Martin Büchel19/02/198729Unterföhring - 1000
-Andreas Christen29/08/198927Balzers - 0000
-Mathias Sele28/05/199224Eschen/Mauren - 0000
-Nicolas Hasler04/05/199125Vaduz*2000
-Sandro Wieser03/02/199323Reading - 2000
-Dennis Salanovic26/02/199620Istra 1961 - 2000
-Robin Gubser17/04/199125Balzers - 2000
-Marcel Büchel18/03/199125Empoli - 2000
-Simon Kühne30/04/199422St Gallen - 1000
-Yanik Frick27/05/199818Altach*1000
-René Pauritsch04/02/196452 - 2000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Elisha Levy

Date of birth: 18 November 1957
Nationality: Israeli
Playing career: Hapoel Beit She'an FC (twice), Maccabi Haifa FC, Maccabi Petach-Tikva FC
Coaching career: Hapoel Beit She'an FC (twice), Maccabi Herzliya FC, Hapoel Tzafririm Holon FC, Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion FC, Hapoel Kfar-Saba FC (twice), FC Ashdod, Bnei Sakhnin FC, Maccabi Haifa FC, Hapoel Beer Sheva FC

• Levy joined home-town club Hapoel Beit She'an aged 11 and stepped up to the first team in 1974, signing for Maccabi Haifa in 1982. A season later the midfielder joined Maccabi Petach-Tikva, where he spent four years prior to returning to Beit She'an, hanging up his boots in 1989.

• After steering Beit She'an up through the leagues, Levy went on to coach a number of clubs, enjoying particular success at Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion and Ashdod, securing a fourth-placed Premier League finish with the latter in 2001.

• Promotions to the top flight with both Hapoel Kfar-Saba (2005) and Bnei Sakhnin (2007) prompted a chance at Maccabi Haifa in 2008. Levy was an instant hit, winning the league in his first season and taking the club into the UEFA Champions League group stage the following campaign.

• Moved on after winning a second league title with Maccabi Haifa, spending three years at Hapoel Beer Sheva. He was confirmed as Israel coach on 20 April 2016, taking over from Eli Gutman.



René Pauritsch

Date of birth: 4 February 1964
Nationality: Austrian
Playing career: ASK Voitsberg, Grazer AK (twice), Donawitzer SV Leoben, Red-White Rankweil, SV Frohnleiten
Coaching career: USV Eschen/Mauren, AKA Vorarlberg, SC Austria Lustenau (assistant), Liechtenstein (youth), Liechtenstein

• Enjoyed a modest playing career, making a total of 35 Austrian Bundesliga appearances for Graz and Leoben in addition to spending time in the lower leagues with Voitsberg, Rankweil and Frohnleiten.

• His sole top-flight goal was a decisive one – the winner for Leoben in a 2-1 victory against Kremser SC on 3 November 1990.

• Began coaching at Eschen/Mauren before returning home to Austria to lead Vorarlberg and, subsequently, work as assistant at second-tier Austria Lustenau under Heinz Fuchsbichler.

• Took charge of Liechtenstein's youth teams in 2008, eventually stepping up to succeed Hans-Peter Zaugg at the helm of the senior national side in late 2012.

• Enjoyed some early success in his new role, guiding Liechtenstein to 1-1 home draws against Latvia and Slovakia in his first two competitive fixtures.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeClayton Pisani (MLT)
  • Assistant refereesAlan Camilleri (MLT) , Edward Spiteri (MLT)
  • Fourth officialFarrugia Cann Trustin (MLT)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerDuško Grabovac (CRO)
  • Referee observerKostadin Gerginov (BUL)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Clayton Pisani31/07/1978132

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from 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
12/07/2012UEL1QRUSV Eschen/MaurenFH Hafnarfjördur0-1Eschen

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Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5



Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    FYR Macedonia2002240
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Israel 1-3 Italy
    0-1 Pellè 14, 0-2 Candreva 31 (P) , 1-2 Ben Chaim 35, 1-3 Immobile 83
    Goresh, Davidzada, Bitton (57 Atzily), Zahavi, Kayal, Hemed, Ben Chaim (62 Kehat), Yeini, Tzedek , Tibi (50 Gershon), Bitton
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    FYR Macedonia 1-2 Israel
    0-1 Hemed 25, 0-2 Ben Chaim 43, 1-2 Nestorovski 63
    Goresh, Dasa, Davidzada, Bitton, Zahavi, A. Cohen, Hemed (75 Abed), Ben Chaim (68 Buzaglo), Golasa (72 Einbinder), Tzedek , Tibi
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Israel-FYR Macedonia
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Spain 8-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Diego Costa 10, 2-0 Sergi Roberto 55, 3-0 Silva 59, 4-0 Vitolo 60, 5-0 Diego Costa 66, 6-0 Morata 82, 7-0 Morata 83, 8-0 Silva 90+1
    Jehle, Göppel, Kaufmann, Rechsteiner (71 Yildiz), Büchel, Wieser, Burgmeier, M. Büchel (83 Gubser), Hasler, Salanovic (77 Wolfinger), Polverino
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Liechtenstein 0-2 Albania
    0-1 Jehle 12 (og) , 0-2 Balaj 71
    Jehle, Göppel, Kaufmann, Büchel, Wieser, Burgmeier, Oehri, Gubser (59 Frick), Hasler, Salanovic (73 Kühne), Polverino (46 Rechsteiner)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Liechtenstein-FYR Macedonia
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    FYR Macedonia-Liechtenstein

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Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

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


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • 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