Israel women's national football team

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Israel
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Israel Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Meir Nachmias
Captain Adva Twil
Most caps Sarit Shenar (39)
Top scorer Silvi Jan (29)
Home stadium Ramat Gan Stadium
FIFA ranking 55 Increase 7 (19 December 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 55 (June 2014, December 2014)
Lowest FIFA ranking 72 (August 2003)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Netherlands 12–0  Israel
(Zaandam, Netherlands; August 27, 1977)
Biggest win
 Israel 12–1  Estonia
(Herzliya, Israel; October 9, 2004)
Biggest defeat
 Israel 0–13  Poland
(Ramat Gan, Israel; February 24, 1998)

The Israel women's national football team (Hebrew: נבחרת ישראל בכדורגל לנשים‎) represents Israel in international women's football. The Israel women's national football team was established in 1997. Women's Football in Israel was developed as an upside down pyramid by first opening the national team and then after 2 years opening the first women's football league in Israel. Women's Football in Israel is struggling to develop because it is lacking investment.

Honours[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Performance in European Championship[edit]

  • 1991 : Did not enter
  • 1993 : Did not enter
  • 1995 : Did not enter
  • 1997 : Did not enter
  • 2001 : Did not enter
  • 2005 : Did not qualify
  • 2009 : Did not qualify
  • 2013 : Did not qualify

Current squad[edit]

As of March 2015 [1]

Goalkeepers
Name Born Club Caps (goals)
Sapir Kaduri 1993 Israel Maccabi Kishronot Hadera 0 (0)
Hanit Schwartz 1987 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon 14 (0)
Mairav Shamir 1988 Netherlands Telstar 12 (0)
Defenders
Name Born Club Caps (goals)
Maya Barqui 1985 Israel Maccabi Kishronot Hadera 35 (0)
Na'ama Cohen 1988 Israel F.C. Kiryat Gat 10 (0)
Shani David 1991 Israel Maccabi Kishronot Hadera 1 (0)
Moran Fridman 1990 Israel ASA Tel Aviv 29 (2)
Michal Ravitz 1986 Israel ASA Tel Aviv 35 (0)
Shai Sade 1990 Israel ASA Tel Aviv 22 (0)
Daniel Sofer 1988 Israel Maccabi Kishronot Hadera 15 (3)
Midfielders
Name Born Club Caps (goals)
Lee Falkon 1992 Israel ASA Tel Aviv 22 (3)
Tal Isaev 1993 Israel Maccabi Kishronot Hadera 4 (0)
Moran Lavie 1983 Israel ASA Tel Aviv 35 (2)
Shir Levo 1988 Israel Maccabi Holon 5 (0)
Diana Redman 1984 Spain Santa Teresa 15 (0)
Sapir Sarusi 1994 Israel Maccabi Kishronot Hadera 0 (0)
Karin Sendel 1988 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon 26 (0)
Arava Shahaf 1990 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon 8 (0)
Adva Twil 1985 Israel Maccabi Kishronot Hadera 28 (0)
Strikers
Name Born Club Caps (goals)
Shelly Israel 1986 Israel ASA Tel Aviv 31 (4)
Roni Shimrich 1993 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon 6 (0)

Coaches[edit]

Overall official record[edit]

Competition Stage Result Opponent Position Scorers
1999 WC qualification Regular Stage
(Class B)
0–7 1–4 Romania Romania 4 / 5
0–4 0–5 Slovakia Slovakia
5–0 1–4 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia
0–5 0–2 Hungary Hungary
2001 EC qualification Regular Stage
(Class B)
0–5 0–1 Belarus Belarus 4 / 5
2–1 2–1 Estonia Estonia Jan, Knafo[2]
0–4 1–5 Romania Romania
0–5 0–4 Slovakia Slovakia
2003 WC qualification Regular Stage
(Class B)
5–2 3–0 Estonia Estonia 3 / 5 Didich, Jan, Shenar
0–4 2–1 Croatia Croatia
1–0 1–1 Romania Romania
0–2 0–4 Poland Poland
2005 EC qualification Regular Stage
(Class B)
4–1 12–1 Estonia Estonia 2 / 4 Kochen, Dayan 3, Jan, Shenar, Israel, Didich, Ohana 3, Jan 5
0–0 3–1 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Fahima, Jan, Didich
1–1 0–2 Belarus Belarus Lican
2007 WC qualification Regular Stage
(Class B)
5–2 1–0 Estonia Estonia 2 / 4
2–0 1–0 Moldova Moldova
1–1 1–3 Wales Wales
2009 EC qualification Preliminary Stage 3–0 Latvia Latvia 1 / 4 Fahima, Jan, Shenar
1–0 Armenia Armenia Shenar
5–2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia Shenar 4, Jan
Regular Stage 2–2 1–4 Poland Poland 5 / 5 Erez, Israel, Ohana
0–6 0–4 Russia Russia
0–3 0–7 Norway Norway
0–5 0–2 Austria Austria
2011 WC qualification Regular Stage 1–0 1–0 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 4 / 5 Erez, Sofer
1–2 0–6 Switzerland Switzerland 1 o.g.
1–6 0–4 Russia Russia Cohen
0–3 0–3 Republic of Ireland Ireland
2013 EC qualification Regular Stage 0–5 0–5 France France 5 / 5
1–6 0–8 Scotland Scotland Lavi
0–2 0–2 Republic of Ireland Ireland
0–2 0–5 Wales Wales
2015 WC qualification Regular Stage 2–0 3–0* Malta Malta 4 / 6 Sofer, Israel, Fridman, Lavi
3–1 0–3 Serbia Serbia Fridman, Falkon, Sofer
0–5 0–9 Switzerland Switzerland
0–1 0–3 Iceland Iceland
0–5 1–0 Denmark Denmark Falkon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Women's National Football Team - Squad IFA (Hebrew)
  2. ^ Uefa Women's Championship Qualification 1999-2001 Avraham Kochen, Women's Football in Israel (Hebrew)

External links[edit]