Soccer: Israel names squad for Moldova World Cup qualifier

Soccer Israel names squ

October 5, 2009 00:27


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Roberto Colautti was named in the Israel squad for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Moldova on Sunday, despite publicly criticizing coach Dror Kashtan after being dropped ahead of last month's matches against Latvia and Luxembourg. The 27-year-old Borussia Monchengladbach striker claimed last month that Kashtan does not respect him, but the veteran coach said he was not upset with Colautti's reaction as it showed he cared, and on Sunday he called him up to the squad. Israel, which still has a slender chance of reaching the World Cup in South Africa, faces Moldova at National Stadium in Ramat Gan on Saturday before playing Switzerland on the road the following Wednesday. Israel squad: Goalkeepers: Dudu Aoute (RCD Mallorca), Nir Davidovich (Maccabi Haifa), Liran Strauber (Maccabi Tel Aviv). Defenders: Dedi Ben-Dayan (Hapoel Tel Aviv), Dekel Keinan (Maccabi Haifa), Tal Ben-Haim (Portsmouth), Yoav Ziv (Lokeren), Avi Strul (Lokeren), Eyal Meshumar (Maccabi Haifa), Dean Mori (Bnei Yehuda), Klemi Saban (Maccabi Netanya). Midfielders: Biram Kiyal (Maccabi Haifa), Yossi Benayoun (Liverpool), Aviram Bruchian (Betar Jerusalem), Avihai Yadin (Hapoel Tel Aviv), Tamir Cohen (Bolton), Gili Vermut (Hapoel Tel Aviv). Forwards: Ben Sahar (Espanyol), Barak Itzhaki (Betar Jerusalem), Elyaniv Barda (Genk), Roberto Colautti (Borussia Monchengladbach), Itai Shechter (Hapoel Tel Aviv).

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