Israel at the FIFA World Cup

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This is a record of Israel's results at the FIFA World Cup. They have qualified for the finals on one occasion, in 1970. The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

The tournament consists of two parts, the qualification phase and the final phase (officially called the World Cup Finals). The qualification phase, which currently take place over the three years preceding the Finals, is used to determine which teams qualify for the Finals. The current format of the Finals involves 32 teams competing for the title, at venues within the host nation (or nations) over a period of about a month. The World Cup Finals is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world, with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the 2006 tournament final.[1]


World Cup Record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter
Italy 1934 Did Not Qualify
(as Eretz Israel Team)
2 0 0 2 2 11
France 1938 2 0 0 2 1 4
Brazil 1950 Did Not Qualify 2 0 0 2 2 11
Switzerland 1954 4 0 0 4 0 5
Sweden 1958 2 0 0 2 0 4
Chile 1962 6 3 1 2 13 14
England 1966 4 0 0 4 1 12
Mexico 1970 Group Stage 12th 3 0 2 1 1 3 4 3 1 0 8 1
West Germany 1974 Did Not Qualify 5 3 1 1 5 3
Argentina 1978 5 2 1 1 5 3
Spain 1982 8 1 3 4 6 10
Mexico 1986 6 3 1 2 17 6
Italy 1990 6 1 4 1 5 5
United States 1994 10 1 3 6 10 27
France 1998 8 4 1 3 9 7
South Korea Japan 2002 8 3 3 2 11 7
Germany 2006 10 4 6 0 15 10
South Africa 2010 10 4 4 2 20 10
Brazil 2014 10 3 5 2 19 14
Russia 2018 To Be Determined
Qatar 2022
Total Group Stage 1/20 3 0 2 1 1 3 102 33 29 40 137 149

Israel at the 1970 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Squad[edit]

Head coach: Emmanuel Scheffer

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Yitzchak Vissoker (1944-09-18)18 September 1944 (aged 25) 17 Israel Hapoel Petah Tikva
2 2DF Shraga Bar (1948-03-24)24 March 1948 (aged 22) 13 Israel Maccabi Netanya
3 2DF Menachem Bello (1947-12-26)26 December 1947 (aged 22) 25 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
4 3MF David Primo (1946-05-05)5 May 1946 (aged 24) 18 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv
5 2DF Zvi Rosen (1947-06-23)23 June 1947 (aged 22) 16 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
6 2DF Shmuel Rosenthal (1947-04-22)22 April 1947 (aged 23) 23 Israel Hapoel Petah Tikva
7 3MF Itzhak Shum (1948-09-01)1 September 1948 (aged 21) 8 Israel Hapoel Kfar Saba
8 4FW Giora Spiegel (1947-07-27)27 July 1947 (aged 22) 19 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
9 4FW Yehoshua Feigenbaum (1947-12-05)5 December 1947 (aged 22) 15 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv
10 4FW Mordechai Spiegler (1944-08-19)19 August 1944 (aged 25) 36 Israel Maccabi Netanya
11 3MF George Borba (1944-07-12)12 July 1944 (aged 25) 10 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv
12 3MF Yisha'ayahu Schwager (1946-02-10)10 February 1946 (aged 24) 6 Israel Maccabi Haifa
13 4FW Yechezekel Chazom (1947-01-01)1 January 1947 (aged 23) 4 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv
14 3MF Dani Shmulevich-Rom (1940-11-29)29 November 1940 (aged 29) 24 Israel Maccabi Haifa
15 4FW Rachamim Talbi (1943-05-17)17 May 1943 (aged 27) 25 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
16 2DF Yochanan Vollach (1945-05-14)14 May 1945 (aged 25) 4 Israel Hapoel Haifa
17 4FW Eli Ben Rimoz (1947-01-01)1 January 1947 (aged 23) 2 Israel Hapoel Jerusalem
18 3MF Moshe Romano (1946-05-06)6 May 1946 (aged 24) 6 Israel Shimshon Tel Aviv
19 3MF Roni Shuruk (1946-02-24)24 February 1946 (aged 24) 8 Israel Hakoah Maccabi Ramat Gan
20 2DF David Karako (1945-02-11)11 February 1945 (aged 25) 6 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
21 1GK Yechiel Hameiri (1946-08-20)20 August 1946 (aged 23) 1 Israel Hapoel Haifa
22 1GK Yair Nossovsky (1937-06-29)29 June 1937 (aged 32) 3 Israel Hapoel Kfar Saba

1970 FIFA World Cup Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 4
 Uruguay 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 3
 Sweden 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
 Israel 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
2 June 1970
16:00 (CST)
Uruguay  2 – 0  Israel
Maneiro Goal 23'
Mujica Goal 52'
Report
Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Bob Davidson (Scotland)

7 June 1970
12:00 (CST)
Israel  1 – 1  Sweden
Spiegler Goal 56' Report Turesson Goal 53'
Estadio Luis Dosal, Toluca
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Seyoum Tarekegn (Ethiopia)

11 June 1970
16:00 (CST)
Italy  0 – 0  Israel
Report
Estadio Luis Dosal, Toluca
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Antonio De Moraes (Brazil)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 FIFA World Cup TV Coverage (PDF), FIFA.com. Retrieved on June 6, 2007.

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