Our prediction for this Euro 2024 match:
Israel will look to keep their Euro 2024 qualification hopes alive when they take on Romania at Pancho Arena on Saturday evening. Israel showed character in their last group game, with the team coming from behind to share the spoils with Switzerland, but they face a must-win situation against the Tricolorii. Granada striker Shon Weissman should be recalled to the starting XI after scoring as a substitute against the Rossocrociati, while Tottenham man Manor Solomon remains in the recovery room.
Romania, on the other hand, rolled over Andorra 4-0 in October, with the team remaining in top two in Group I. Anyhow, home win should be considered this time out as Israel produced a splendid display in the second half against Switzerland. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Hungary. Edward Iordanescu is likely to stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation.
Highlighted Team (Israel):
Israel are the direct successor of the Mandatory Palestine national football team. The Israelis received full UEFA membership in 1994, 20 years after leaving AFC and they have been facing European sides in the World Cup qualifiers ever since. Israel participated at the 1970 FIFA World Cup finals in Mexico, but they failed to make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament.
The Israeli national football team have yet to qualify for the final stages of the European Championship, but they made it to the quarter-finals of the Olympics on two occasions (1968, 1976). Israel play their home games at both Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa and Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem.
Yossi Benayoun is the most famous and the most capped Israeli footballer and it has to be noted that the pacey midfielder played for the likes of Racing Santander, West Ham United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea in the past. Israel play their home games in blue shirts and blue shorts, whilst they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels.