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Saturday, 24 March 2007
European Championship 2008 Group E qualification match

Israel 0 England 0 [0-0]
 

The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv
Attendance: 40,012; Kick-off: 8.31pm IST, 6.31pm GMT;
Live on Sky Sports One (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

  Match Summary
Israel Squad
England Squad
Results 2005-2010 Israel - Arik Benado (10), Tal Ben Haim (62).
England - Jamie Carragher (13), Wayne Rooney (62).

? kicked-off. 93 minutes (45 & 47:55).

 

Match Summary

 

Officials from Norway

Israel

Type

England

Referee (red) - Tom Henning Øvrebø
40 (26 June 1966), Oslo, FIFA-listed 1994;

Assistant Referees - Geir Åge Masovn Holen, 39 (25 August 1967), and Dag-Roger Nebben, 26 (5 September 1980);

Fourth official - Brage Sandmoen, 40 (22 March 1967), Stabekk, FIFA-listed 2003;

UEFA Referee Observer - Jozef Marko, Slovakia;

5 Goal Attempts 11
1 Attempts on Target 5
0 Hit Bar/Post 1
1 Corner Kicks Won 7
0 Offside Calls Against 3
21 Fouls Conceded 14
31.8% Possession 68.2%

Israel Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (14th March 2007) 38th
ELO rating 42nd
Colours: Made by Puma - Blue shirts with white trimmed cuffs/shoulder panels on rear, puma logo's on top, white shorts with blue side panels, blue socks with single white hoop around shin and white puma logo on top.
Capt: Yosef Benayoun Coach: דרור קשטן Dror Kashtan, 62 (1 October 1944), appointed June 2006,
7th match, W 2 - D 4 - L 1 - F 11 - A 7.
Israel Lineup
1 Aouate, David 29 17 October 1977 G RC Deportivo de La Coruña, Spain 25 0
2 Spungin, Yuval 19 3 April 1987 D Maccabi Tel Aviv FC 2 0
3 Ben Haim, Tal 24 31 March 1982 D Bolton Wanderers FC, England 32 0
Ben Haim cautioned in the 62nd min, for Unsporting Behaviour, for arguing with Wayne Rooney.
4 Benado, Arik 33 12 May 1973 M Beitar Jerusalem FC 91 0
Benado cautioned in the 10th min, for Ungentlemanly Conduct.
5 Gershon, Shimon 29 6 October 1977 D Beitar Jerusalem FC 43 3
14 Ziv, Yoav 26 16 March 1981 D Beitar Jerusalem FC 5 0
7 Ben Shushan, Amit, off 87th min. 21 20 March 1985 M Beitar Jerusalem FC 7 2
8 Tamuz Temile, Toto A., off 76th min. 19 4 January 1988 M Beitar Jerusalem FC 4 1
17 Balili, Pini F., off 70th min. 27 18 June 1979 F Sivasspor, Turkey 26 7
10 Badir, Walid 33 12 March 1974 M Hapoel Tel Aviv FC 69 11
15 Benayoun, Yosef S. 26 5 May 1980 M West Ham United FC, England 56 14
Israel Substitutes
9 Sahar, Ben, on 70th min. for Balili 17 10 August 1989 F Chelsea FC, England 2 0
11 Barda, Elyaniv, on 76th min., for Tamuz 25 15 December 1981 M Hapoel Tel Aviv FC 1 0
19 Alberman, Gal, on 87th min., for Ben Shushan 23 17 April 1983 M Beitar Jerusalem FC 10 0

unused substitutes:

12-Omer Golan, 18-Salim Tuama, 20-Yigal Antebi, 22-Nir Davidovich.
   
4-5-1

Aouate -
Shpungin, Ben Haim, Gershon, Ziv -
 Ben Shushan
(Alberman), Benado, Benayoun, Badir, Tamuz (Barda) -
 Balili 
(Sahar).

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 26.0 Appearances/Goals 32.7 3.5

 

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (14th March 2007) 6th
ELO rating 7th
Colours: The 2007 home uniform - White shirts with red horizontal stripe with two navy Umbro diamonds/three lions abstracted side panel, navy blue shorts with two white Umbro diamonds, white socks with two navy Umbro diamonds and thin band.
Capt: John Terry, 7th captaincy. Coach: Steve McClaren, 45, appointed 4 May 2006, took post 1 August 2006, 
8th match, W 3 - D 3 - L 2 - F 11 - A 4.
England Lineup
1 Robinson, Paul W. 27 15 October 1979 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 33 17 GA
2 Neville, Philip J., off 73rd min. 30 21 January 1977 LB Everton FC 56 0
3 Carragher, James L.D. 29 28 January 1978 RB Liverpool FC 33 0
Carragher cautioned in the 13th min, for Unsporting Behaviour, for a foul on Pini Balili.
4 Gerrard, Steven G. 26 30 May 1980 M Liverpool FC 54 10
5 Ferdinand, Rio G. 28 7 November 1978 CD Manchester United FC 58 0
6 Terry, John G. 26 7 December 1980 CD Chelsea FC 36 2
7 Hargreaves, Owen L. 26 20 January 1981 M

FC Bayern München AG, Germany

38 0
8 Lampard, Frank J. 28 20 June 1978 M

Chelsea FC

53 12
9 Rooney, Wayne M. 21 24 October 1985 F

Manchester United FC

37 12
Rooney cautioned in the 62nd min. for Unsporting Behaviour, for arguing with Tal Ben Haim.
10 Johnson, Andrew, off 80th min. 26 10 February 1981 F Everton FC 6 0
11 Lennon, Aaron J., off 83rd min. 19 16 April 1987 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 8 0
England Substitutes
12 Richards, Micah L., on 73rd min. for Neville 18 24 June 1988 D Manchester City FC 3 0
18 Defoe, Jermain C., on 80th min. for Johnson 24 7 October 1982 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 23 3
16 Downing, Stewart, on 83rd min. for Lennon 22 22 July 1984 M Middlesbrough FC 11 0

unused substitutes:

13-Ben Foster, 14-Gareth Barry, 15-Michael Carrick, 17-Kieron Dyer.

team notes:

Injured squad member Gary Neville and right-back, Phil, are brothers.
   
4-4-2 Robinson -
Neville
(Richards), Ferdinand, Terry, Carragher -
Gerrard, Hargreaves, Lampard, Lennon
(Downing) -
Rooney, Johnson
(Defoe).

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 26.0 Appearances/Goals 37.5 3.4

 

    Match Report (Mike Payne's exclusive report coming shortly)

England's Euro 2008 qualifying campaign stuttered again with a dismal stalemate against Israel in Tel Aviv.  Steve McClaren's side drew a blank once more, and it was another lifeless performance from England.  Israel keeper Dudu Aouate twice saved well from Frank Lampard, with Jamie Carragher heading against the bar and Andrew Johnson just off target.  Teenage striker Toto Tamuz posed a threat for Israel, forcing Paul Robinson into a save and heading wide.

England named the expected line-up, with Everton striker Johnson partnering Wayne Rooney up front.  But he had little chance to shine in a dismal first 45 minutes in which few clear chances were created by either side.  Lampard had England's best opportunity after he got in on the end of a neat build-up between Johnson and Steven Gerrard, but Israel keeper Aouate plunged bravely at his feet.

Israel's main danger in the opening exchanges came from youngster Tamuz, who forced Robinson to dive low to his right to save and then sent an angled header just wide from Ben Shushan's cross.

Aaron Lennon's pace was a good outlet for England, but there was a desperate lack of real creativity from McClaren's side.  England had a scare after 54 minutes when Yossi Benayoun played in Pini Balili, but he shot wide on the turn.  Lampard tested Aouate again just after the hour, and when the keeper fumbled his powerful volley, Rooney clashed with Tal Ben Haim as they chased the loose ball.

A bout of bumping and barging between the pair ended with both receiving the yellow card from Norwegian referee Tom Ovrebo.  Lampard then flicked a header across the face of goal with Rooney only inches away from connecting.  As England's pressure mounted, Johnson directed a header off target from a superb Gerrard cross.  Jamie Carragher almost emerged as the unlikely figure to break the deadlock after 68 minutes, heading Lampard's corner on to the bar.

England made their first chance with 19 minutes left, sending on the more attack-minded Micah Richards for Phil Neville.  Jermain Defoe was then sent on in place of the hard-working Johnson as England attempted to fashion a breakthrough.  Defoe's introduction almost reaped instant dividends when he fired in a close-range drive, but once more Aouate was equal to the task.  The Spurs' striker had a header in the net in the dying seconds, but it was ruled out because he was clearly offside. - BBC Sport

Source Notes

BBC Sport
ESPN Soccernet
Israeli FA
Guardian.co.uk
DailyMail.co.uk

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