The president of the Israeli Athletics Associationsaid Israel hosting so many tournaments has broken a glass ceiling in terms of Israel’s standing in the world, both politically and in sports.
With a loss, a draw and just one group game left, National Team must beat the Czechs and get help to advance.
Friday's win against Belarus allowed Israel to stay in qualification contention after only having picked up a single point in its opening pair of games.
Israel successfully claimed victory just minutes before the end of the match, scoring a goal at the 97th-minute mark.
On Sunday, Israel lost 2-1 in the first match of the first round of the U-20 World Cup, which features the world’s best soccer talent under 20 years old.
Despite valiant effort and even taking 1-0 second-half lead, Israel surrenders two late tallies in defeat • Senegal on tap
“We scored first and had other opportunities to score as well,” Maccabi coach Aitor Karanka said. “One mistake cost us a lot. We’ve had a tough week with the loss here and in the State Cup..."
After Ivic leaves, Goldhar hands keys to yellow-and-blue to heralded Spaniard Aitor Karanka
Chairman of Religious Zionist party, Bezalel Smotrich sent a letter to the Israeli professional football leagues demanding they stop playing during Shabat.
Mac Haifa tops Ashdod, Beersheba blanks yellow-and-blue • Hap Jerusalem wins, Beitar draws