Israel ends Women’s U19 Euros with a defeat to Denmark

“The girls gave their all in every match and they deserve every credit."

By
July 22, 2015 04:28
1 minute read.
Striker Eden Avital (right) scored Israel’s first goal of the Women’s Under-19 European Championship

Striker Eden Avital (right) scored Israel’s first goal of the Women’s Under-19 European Championship last night, but midfielder Lauren Goetzman (center) and the blue-and-white couldn’t maintain the lead, dropping to a 2-1 defeat to Denmark in Lod. (photo credit: ISRAEL FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION WEBSITE)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Israel suffered its third loss in as many matches to cap its Women’s Under-19 European Championship campaign in Lod on Tuesday. However, the blue-andwhite did at least manage to net its first goal of the tournament in the 2-1 defeat to Denmark.

Eden Avital gave Israel a 22nd-minute lead, but Nicoline Sorensen’s brace (33, 60) secured Denmark’s win in a match between two teams that had already lost any hope of advancing to the semifinals.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The blue-and-white was widely considered to be the weakest team in the tournament and ended it with a 1-9 goal-difference after also dropping to a 3-0 defeat to Sweden and a 4-0 loss to France.

However, Israel coach Guy Azouri was extremely proud of his team’s display on Tuesday, and throughout the championship, claiming that the squad has made massive improvement since first training together two years ago.

“If we are disappointed after not managing to take a point against a team like Denmark that says it all,” said Azouri. “The girls gave their all in every match and they deserve every credit. This was well above my expectations. This tournament was the first time that they have played rivals of this quality so we were really concerned.

This shows that if we continue to work hard than the sky is the limit.”

France will play Spain and Germany will face Sweden in the semifinals on Friday, with the final to be held in Netanya next Monday.


Related Content

July 18, 2018
Texting judge expelled from the judiciary

By YONAH JEREMY BOB