Kashtan announces squad to face Estonia and Andorra

The squad has four changes from the one that was called up for the friendly match against Slovenia two weeks ago.

August 30, 2006 13:46
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Israel coach Dror Kashtan late Monday night announced the national team squad for its first two Euro 2008 qualifiers. Israel will play Estonia in Tallinn on Saturday, September 2, and host Andorra four days later. The squad has four changes from the one that was called up for the friendly match against Slovenia two weeks ago. Tomer Haliva, Aviram Bruchian, Moshe Biton and Roberto Colautti were all dropped and replaced by Klemi Saban and debutants Dekel Keinan and Toto Tamuz. The IFA also announced Monday that the national team would play its home match against Andorra at NEC Nijmegen's stadium in the Netherlands. UEFA demanded that Israel select an alternative venue for its home match against Andorra as soon as possible and the IFA had no option but to comply. The IFA had been hoping for a new announcement from UEFA this week concerning its decision to ban matches from Israel, but with no statement, the IFA was forced to go ahead and name Nijmegen as its home ground for next week's match. Goalkeepers: Dudu Awat (Deportivo La Coruna), Nir Davidovic (Maccabi Haifa). Defenders: Tal Ben-Haim (Bolton Wanderers), Shimon Gershon, Tomer Ben-Yosef, Omri Afek, Roni Gafni, Yoav Ziv (Betar Jerusalem), Klemi Saban (Steaua Bucharest), Dekel Keinan (Maccabi Haifa). Midfielders: Idan Tal (Bolton Wanderers), Yossi Benayoun (West Ham United), Yossi Shivhon (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Michael Zandberg, Gal Alberman (Betar Jerusalem), Salim Toema, Walid Badier (Hapoel Tel Aviv). Forwards: Yaniv Katan, Shlomi Arbeitman (Maccabi Haifa), Omer Golan (Maccabi Petah Tikva), Amit Ben-Shushan, Toto Tamuz (Betar Jerusalem).

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