Scotland welcomed Israel at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Saturday 9 October for the final round of the European Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, with both sides sitting second and third in Group F, the hosts just one point above their next opponents. . Second qualifying place. Scotland vs Israel kick-off is scheduled for 6 pm.
Scotland vs Israel Pre-match: Where are the two teams?
After a slow start to their qualifying campaign, Scotland have recently started to pick up the pace and come into this match after two consecutive victories in September. The latest international break began with a loss to Denmark – after conceding twice within the first 15 minutes, Steve Clark’s weak team was unable to react and fell on their first defeat in the group. They responded well, however, with two goals from Lindon Dykes against Moldova and Austria, taking two close 1–0 wins in the space of four days to move them to second place and most importantly a qualifying spot. Feather. The Danes are the runaway leader in the group, with an absolute record – six wins from six, 22 goals scored and none conceded – so it’s really just a question of who can claim second place and advance to the playoffs. may increase. Clarke and his men will find that a win on Saturday will leave them in a deep position, with a four-point gap from third place with only three games remaining.
Of course, Israel would be equally aware of the importance of the game. What was seen as a spectacular international break last time was somewhat spoiled by a massive 5–0 defeat to Denmark in the final game, but the last two games were still in a strong position in favor of Willibald Rattensteiner. Were. . A 4–0 win for the Faroe Islands was somewhat expected – even if it was executed perfectly – but the ensuing match saw an impressive 5-2 win against Austria. Goals from Manor Solomon, Munas Dabbar and Eran Zehvi gave Israel a three-goal lead in more than half an hour before Austria’s half-time goal brought them back into the game. However, the Blues and Whites reacted quickly, and Jahavi posted an emphatic victory in the end. Rattensteiner will certainly remind his team of that performance for inspiration and draw attention to a fairly strong record against the Scots, but the players probably won’t need much extra motivation for such a decisive clash.
Grant Hanley has been suspended due to a backlog of yellow cards for Scotland, but Clarke would be happy to welcome back Scott McTominay from injury. The Manchester United player is an option to replace Henley, who has played in both midfield and defense for the national team, although Liam Cooper is another option and the busiest defender. Southampton’s Stuart Armstrong is also back in the squad, but with John McGinn and Billy Gilmour, Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie struggling to complete the three-man midfield, are unlikely to make the starting eleven. Israel also has a suspension for piling up yellow cards for defender Hatem Elhamd. Celtic’s Neer Bittan is set to start in his place – and will play against a number of familiar faces – but regular defenders Eaton Tibi and Orel Dagani are also missing from the team, which will result in an unfamiliar backline.
Possible formations Scotland vs Israel
Gordon; Hendry, McTominay, Tierney; O’Donnell, Gilmour, Christie, McGinn, Robertson; dykes, adams
Marciano; Arad, Hannah, Bittan; Das, Natkho, Peretz, Solomon, Menahem; Jahvi, Dabburi
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