Fernandez gets second chance to make good first impression

Israel visits Chile, hoping for a much-improved performance in Luis Fernandez’s second match at the helm.

Bibras Natcho and Luis Fernandez 311 (photo credit: IFA Web Site)
Bibras Natcho and Luis Fernandez 311
(photo credit: IFA Web Site)
After its humbling defeat in Uruguay, Israel visits Chile on Sunday night hoping for a much-improved performance in Luis Fernandez’s second match at the helm.
The national team was completely dominated in the 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Uruguay on Wednesday night and Fernandez’s men will have to be far more composed it they are to avoid another humiliating experience.

Fernandez used six substitutions in the encounter in Uruguay in thehope of giving as many players as possible a chance to impress and heis expected to change the lineup against Chile for the same reason.
Goalkeeper Ariel Harush and Ben Sahar are two players who definitelywill not feature as they left the national team after the match inUruguay to join the under-21 side in its preparations for next Friday’scrucial European Championship qualifier against Sweden.
Hapoel Tel Aviv midfielder Avihai Yadin is also expected to miss outwith a sprained ankle, meaning Maor Melikson and Nir Biton, who madetheir debuts last Wednesday, could get another chance to prove theirworth.
Eliran Danin, Avi Strul and Omer Golan, who were the only field playersnot to play in Uruguay, are also likely to get a run-out in frontof Fernandez’s watchful eyes.