Team analysis



Israel squad
1Dean Gal13/02/1995Goalkeeper909090 Maccabi Netanya FC (ISR)
2Guy Aviv26/02/1996Defender8+ Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
3Omer Danino17/02/1995Defender909090 Maccabi Petah Tikva FC (ISR)
4David Keltjens11/06/1995Defender 7+ Beitar Jerusalem FC (ISR)
5Ayad Habashi10/05/1995Defender909090 Maccabi Haifa FC (ISR)
6Dor Hugy10/07/1995Forward64*70*901 Hapoel Petah Tikva FC (ISR)
7Dan Glazer20/09/1996Midfield9090 Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
8Shon Weissman14/02/1996Forward75*45*34+ Maccabi Haifa FC (ISR)
9Michael Ohana04/10/1995Forward9083*90 FC Ashdod (ISR)
10Ramzi Safuri21/10/1995Forward909090 Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
11Nor Bisan17/01/1995Forward15+20+4+ Maccabi Netanya FC (ISR)
12Dror Sagi07/08/1995Midfield 14+ Hapoel Ra'anana FC (ISR)
13Sean Goldberg13/06/1995Defender82*9086* Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
14Dor Peretz17/05/1995Midfield9090 Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
15Eden Shamir25/06/1995Midfield90 76* Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (ISR)
16Sagiv Jehezkel21/03/1995Forward26+45+56* Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
17Mohammed Abu El Hija11/01/1995Forward909090 Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
18Stav Shoshan14/05/1995Goalkeeper Beitar Jerusalem FC (ISR)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Eli Ohana
"It was our first time at this event and we felt happy and proud to have qualified. We learned valuable lessons about how to play at the top level, such as the importance or retaining possession and not giving the ball away quickly enough for our opponents to catch us with counterattacks. It was disappointing to lose the last game against Hungary because we played well and created chances. We just needed a bit of luck because in that match we did everything but score."

Israel team analysis

Israel team analysis

• 4-2-3-1; two deep-lying screening midfielders forming defensive block

• Patient build-up from back; use of game-opening diagonal passing

• Immediate pressure in midfield after ball loss; fast defence-to-attack transitions

• Michael Ohana the creative, skilful catalyst in middle-to-front play

• Good individual technique; always seeking defence-splitting pass

• Wide areas exploited by wingers with pace – Hugy, Safuri

• Strong team and work ethics; mental resilience to falling behind