Soccer: Israel cruises past Andorra to maintain Euro 2016 hopes

By REUTERS
September 4, 2015 01:12




Israel crushed Andorra 4-0 in Euro 2016 qualifying Group B in Haifa on Thursday to maintain their hopes of at least a playoff place for a chance to reach the finals in France next year.

All the goals came in the first half and began with a third minute close-range strike by Maccabi Tel Aviv ace Eran Zahavi.

Nir Biton added the second with a glancing header in the 22nd and Tomer Hemed with a penalty (26) plus a goal by striker Munas Dabbur (38) after a slalom run wrapped up the win.

Israel are in third place, which brings a playoff spot, on 12 points from seven games behind group leaders Wales, who have 17 after beating Cyprus 1-0 away, and Belgium with 14 after their 3-1 home win over Bosnia.

Cyprus have nine points and Bosnia eight with Andorra bottom without a goal or a point.

Israel laid siege to the Andorra goal for the entire second half but failed to add to the score.


Related Content

Breaking news
January 21, 2018
U.S. urges Turkey to 'exercise restraint' in Syria operation

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 9 - 19
    Beer Sheva
    11 - 20
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 9 - 13
    Jerusalem
    12 - 18
    Haifa
  • 13 - 23
    Elat
    11 - 21
    Tiberias