Israel's chances of advancing to the next round of the World Cup tournament all but disappeared early Sunday morning despite the national team's 2-1 triumph over the Faroe Islands.
The blue-and-whites' fate seemed to have been sealed in later games between France and Switzerland, which ended in a 1-1 tie, and between Cyprus and Ireland, in which Cyprus was shut-out 1-0 after Ireland scored in a penalty kick.
Israel must now cross their fingers and hope that lowly Cyprus beat France in Paris on Wednesday.
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