Israel national football team
|Nickname(s)||הכחולים-לבנים (The Blues and Whites)|
הנבחרת (The Chosen Team)
|Association||Israel Football Association (IFA)|
|Confederation||UEFA (Europe; 1980–81; 1991–present)|
OFC (Oceania; 1985–89)
AFC (Asia; 1954–74)
|Head coach||Alon Hazan|
|Most caps||Yossi Benayoun (101)[a]|
|Top scorer||Eran Zahavi (33)|
|Current||76 (22 December 2022)|
|Highest||15 (November 2008)|
|Lowest||99 (January 2018)|
| Egypt 5–0 Mandatory Palestine |
(Cairo, Egypt; 4 April 1930)
as the State of Israel:
US Olympic Team 3–1 Israel
(New York, United States; 26 September 1948)
| Israel 9–0 Chinese Taipei |
(Wellington, New Zealand; 23 March 1988)
| Germany 7–1 Israel |
(Kaiserslautern, Germany; 13 February 2002)
|Appearances||1 (first in 1970)|
|Best result||Group stage (1970)|
|Appearances||4 (first in 1956)|
|Best result||Champions (1964)|
|Appearances||2 (first in 1958)|
|Best result||Silver Medal (1974)|
The Israel national football team (Hebrew: נבחרת ישראל בכדורגל, romanized: Nivheret Yisra'el BeKaduregel) represents Israel in international football, and is governed by the Israel Football Association (IFA).
Israel's national team is the direct successor of the Mandatory Palestine national team, which played five internationals in 1934–1940, and was managed by the Palestine Football Association. The Israel Football Association is a full member of the European Confederation UEFA since 1994.
Israel qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the first and only time in 1970. They also won the 1964 AFC Asian Cup prior to a forced relocation to UEFA.
Football has a long tradition in Israel. The game was originally introduced during the time of the Ottoman Empire. The Palestinian Football Association was formed in August 1928, and joined FIFA in June 1929, but at the time the association was made up of Arab clubs, Jewish clubs, and clubs representing British policemen and soldiers serving in the region during the British Mandate rule that spanned the period between World War I and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. The British Mandate of Palestine national team made its debut against Cairo (Egypt) in 1934 FIFA World Cup qualification, losing 0–5 in Cairo, Egypt. The team played five international matches, including a friendly match against Lebanon that Palestine won 1–5; until the British Mandate for Palestine national team was dissolved. During those five games, the national team fielded only Jewish players. Three anthems were played before each match: the British "God Save the King", the Jewish (and future Israeli) "Hatikvah", and the opposing team's anthem.
In 1948 the team became, officially, the national football team of (the State of) Israel. The Israel national team's first match as an independent nation was on 26 September 1948, against the US Olympic Team. The game was won by the US 1–3, and in the 20th minute of the game Shmuel Ben-Dror scored the first goal after the creation of the State of Israel.
Asian Football Confederation membership
Muslim and Arab countries boycotting Israel
Israel was one of the founding members of the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) following its own independence in 1948 (prior to that it played under the banner of the "British Mandate of Palestine"). After the 1974 Asian Games in Iran, and Israel's 0–1 tense loss to Iran in the finals, Kuwait and other Muslim and Arab countries refused to play them. Following this, Israel were expelled from the confederation and spent a few years trying to qualify from such continental bodies as the OFC (Oceania), before eventually joining UEFA (Europe) officially.
Israel's last years in the AFC
Israel competed at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) between 1954 and 1974. Due to the Arab League boycott of Israel, several Muslim countries refused to compete against Israel. The political situation culminated in Israel winning the 1958 World Cup qualifying stage for Asia and Africa without playing a single game, forcing FIFA to schedule a playoff between Israel and Wales to ensure the team did not qualify without playing at least one game (which Wales won).
Israel hosted and won the 1964 AFC Asian Cup.
In 1968, Israel went to their first Olympic Games and lost to Bulgaria in the quarterfinals.
In 1969, Israel qualified for its first and only FIFA World Cup, via Asia/Oceania. Israel earned two points after a 1–1 draw with Sweden, a 0–0 draw with eventual finalist Italy, and a 0–2 loss to Uruguay. The goal against Sweden, scored by Mordechai Spiegler, is Israel's only FIFA World Cup goal to date.
In 1974, Israel was excluded from AFC competitions, as a result of a proposal by Kuwait (as other Muslim and Arab countries refused to play against Israel), that was adopted by a vote of 17 to 13 with 6 abstentions. The vote coincided with the 1974 Asian Games, where the football competition was marred by the refusal of both North Korea and Kuwait to play second-round matches against Israel.
In 1976, Israel went to its second Olympic Games and lost in the quarterfinals again, this time against Brazil. In 1972 and 1977, it attempted World Cup qualification as part of Asia, which both times ended in failure.
Years in exile
First steps in UEFA
During the early 1980s, Israel played the majority of its matches against UEFA (Europe) teams, and competed in the European stage of qualification for the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
First steps in OFC
For the next two tournaments, Israel entered Oceania's (OFC) qualification stage.
In 1989, Israel won the OFC Second Round (Oceania) by finishing above both Australia and New Zealand. As a result, Israel made it to the CONMEBOL–OFC play-offs to represent Oceania and play against CONMEBOL's (South America) Colombia for the 1990 World Cup, but lost (1–0, 0–0).
In 1991, Israeli clubs began participating in European club competitions of UEFA, and Israel returned to the European leg of World Cup qualifying in 1992. In 1994, Israel received full UEFA membership, 20 years after it had left Asia. Within Europe, Israel has been a relatively minor nation, though with some successes, notably winning 3–2 in Paris against France in 1993, and 5–0 against Austria in 1999. That year, Israel made it to the UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying play-offs, but was beaten by Denmark.
Israel came close to advancing to the playoff stage in their 2006 World Cup qualifying group, finishing third, behind France, and tied on points with Switzerland, which also remained unbeaten in 10 matches after 4 wins and 6 draws. The Swiss had a better goal difference, though, and advanced to the qualification play-off. Coach Avram Grant announced his resignation on 26 October 2005. After the end of his contract, he was succeeded by Dror Kashtan.
In UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying, Israel came very close to qualifying for the final tournament, but finished fourth in Group E, just one point behind second-placed Russia, who qualified directly with Croatia, and level on 23 points with England, who also failed to advance. The 4–3 home loss to Croatia was the first loss after 13 consecutive official games and 9 home games without a loss.
In 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, Israel again came in fourth, behind Switzerland, Greece, and Latvia. For the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, Kashtan was replaced as coach by Frenchman Luis Fernández but Israel failed to qualify again, finishing third behind Greece and Croatia.
The continued presence of the Israeli Football Association in UEFA was a precedent cited by Australia to justify its transfer from the Oceania Football Confederation to the Asian Football Confederation.
In 2018, Willi Ruttensteiner was appointed as technical director. A national football academy was founded and three supporting development centers were established.
The first home game of the Israel national football team was at Palms Ground on 6 April 1934 against Egypt in a 1934 World Cup qualifier. Prior to the formation of Israel, they also played at the Maccabi Ground for the 1938 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and Maccabiah Stadium. The first national team to represent the newly-formed State of Israel back in 1948, had played at the Ramat Gan Stadium as part of 1954 FIFA World Cup qualification, in front of 55,000 spectators. The Ramat Gan Stadium would remain Israel's home stadium until 2013.
Since the construction of Sammy Ofer Stadium in the city of Haifa, Teddy Stadium in the city of Jerusalem, Turner Stadium in the city of Be'er Sheva, Netanya Stadium in the city of Netanya and Bloomfield Stadium in the city of Tel Aviv – the Israel national team has rotated their home matches between the latter five.
|Matches||Image||Stadium||Capacity||Location||First match||Last match|
|Bloomfield Stadium||29,400||Tel Aviv, Israel||17 May 1964||24 September 2022|
|Teddy Stadium||31,733||Jerusalem, Israel||12 February 1992||16 November 2019|
|Sammy Ofer Stadium||30,858||Haifa, Israel||16 November 2014||2 June 2022|
|Netanya Stadium||13,610||Netanya, Israel||6 February 2013||15 November 2021|
|Turner Stadium||16,126||Be'er Sheva, Israel||14 October 2018||12 October 2021|
|Matches||Image||Stadium||Capacity||Location||First match||Last match|
|139||Ramat Gan Stadium||41,583||Ramat Gan, Israel||8 March 1954||15 October 2013|
|3||Maccabiah Stadium||20,000||Tel Aviv, Israel||30 July 1949||28 October 1950|
Results and fixtures
Win Draw Loss Fixtures
|26 March 2022 Friendly||Germany||2–0||Israel||Sinsheim, Germany|
|21:45 UTC+2 (22:45 UTC+3)||Report
|Stadium: PreZero Arena|
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Italy)
|29 March 2022 Friendly||Israel||2–2||Romania||Netanya, Israel|
|19:45 UTC+2 (20:45 UTC+3)||
|Stadium: Netanya Stadium|
Referee: Daniel Stefański (Poland)
|2 June 2022 2022–23 UEFA Nations League||Israel||2–2||Iceland||Haifa, Israel|
|18:45 (21:45 UTC+3)||Report (UEFA)||
||Stadium: Sammy Ofer Stadium|
Referee: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)
|6 June 2022 2022–23 UEFA Nations League||Israel||Cancelled||Russia[b]||Haifa, Israel|
|19:45 (21:45 UTC+3)||Report (UEFA)||Stadium: Sammy Ofer Stadium|
|10 June 2022 2022–23 UEFA Nations League||Albania||1–2||Israel||Tirana, Albania|
|20:45 (21:45 UTC+3)||Report (UEFA)||
||Stadium: Arena Kombëtare|
Referee: Tiago Martins (Portugal)
|13 June 2022 2022–23 UEFA Nations League||Iceland||2–2||Israel||Reykjavík, Iceland|
|18:45 (21:45 UTC+3)||
Referee: Duje Strukan (Croatia)
|24 September 2022 2022–23 UEFA Nations League||Israel||2–1||Albania||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|20:45 (21:45 UTC+3)||Report (UEFA)||
||Stadium: Bloomfield Stadium|
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania)
|27 September 2022 2022–23 UEFA Nations League||Russia [b]||Cancelled||Israel||Russia|
|19:45 (21:45 UTC+3)||Report (UEFA)|
|27 September 2022 Friendly||Malta||2–1||Israel||Ta' Qali, Malta|
|21:00 UTC+2 (22:00 UTC+3)||Report||Stadium: National Stadium|
Referee: Eldorjan Hamiti (Albania)
|17 November 2022 Friendly||Israel||4–2||Zambia||Petah Tikva, Israel|
|19:30||Report||Stadium: HaMoshava Stadium|
Referee: Arda Kardeşler (Turkey)
|20 November 2022 Friendly||Israel||2–3||Cyprus||Petah Tikva, Israel|
||Stadium: HaMoshava Stadium|
Referee: Arda Kardeşler (Turkey)
Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).
|25 March 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying||Israel||v||Kosovo||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|18:00 (20:00 UTC+3)||Report (UEFA)||Stadium: Bloomfield Stadium|
|28 March 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying||Switzerland||v||Israel||Geneva, Switzerland|
|20:45||Report (UEFA)||Stadium: Stade de Genève|
|16 June 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying||Belarus||v||Israel||[note 2]|
|20:45||Report (UEFA)||Stadium: [note 2]|
Attendance: 0[note 2]
|19 June 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying||Israel||v||Andorra||Jerusalem, Israel|
|20:45 (21:45 UTC+3)||Report (UEFA)||Stadium: Teddy Stadium|
|9 September 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying||Romania||v||Israel||Bucharest, Romania|
|20:45 (21:45 UTC+3)||Report (UEFA)||Stadium: Stadionul Steaua|
|12 September 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying||Israel||v||Belarus||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|20:45 (21:45 UTC+3)||Report (UEFA)||Stadium: Bloomfield Stadium|
|12 October 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying||Israel||v||Switzerland||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|20:45 (21:45 UTC+3)||Report (UEFA)||Stadium: Bloomfield Stadium|
|15 October 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying||Kosovo||v||Israel||Prishtina, Kosovo|
|20:45||Report (UEFA)||Stadium: Fadil Vokrri Stadium|
|18 November 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying||Israel||v||Romania||Jerusalem, Israel|
|20:45 (21:45 UTC+2)||Report (UEFA)||Stadium: Teddy Stadium|
|21 November 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying||Andorra||v||Israel||Andorra la Vella, Andorra|
|20:45||Report (UEFA)||Stadium: Estadi Nacional|
- ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches until 25 March and from 29 October (matchday 1 and 9–10), and CEST (UTC+2) for matches from 26 March to 28 October 2023 (matchday 2–8).
- ^ a b c Due to the Belarusian country's involvement in the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Belarus are required to play their home matches at neutral venues and behind closed doors until further notice.
|Head coach||Alon Hazan|
|Assistant coach||Alon Harazi|
|Fitness coach||Eran Shedo|
|Goalkeeping coach||Itay Zilpa|
|Technical manager||Benny Tabak|
|Head doctor||Ehud "Udi" Kaufman|
|Manager||Years as manager||Pld
|Jerry Beit haLevi||1953–54||5||0||0||5||1||7||0.00|
|Jerry Beit haLevi||1957||1||0||0||1||4||5||0.00|
| Itzhak Schneor
|Richard Møller Nielsen||2000–02||20||7||4||9||29||33||35.00|
|Eli Ohana (caretaker)||2010||1||1||0||0||2||0||100.00|
|Alon Hazan (caretaker)||2016||1||0||0||1||0||2||0.00|
|Alon Hazan (caretaker)||2018||1||0||0||1||1||2||0.00|
|Willibald Ruttensteiner||2020–7 February 2022||19||8||3||8||36||37||42.11|
|Marco Balbul (caretaker)||7 February 2022 – 17 March 2022||0||0||0||0||0||0||—|
|Gadi Brumer (caretaker)||17 March 2022 – 29 March 2022||2||0||1||1||2||4||0.00|
|Alon Hazan||8 May 2022 – present||7||3||2||2||15||13||42.86|
The following players were called for the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying matches against Kosovo and Switzerland on 25 and 28 March 2023, respectively.
Caps and goals are correct as of 20 November 2022, after the match against Cyprus.
The following players have also been called-up to the Israel squad within the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Ofir Marciano (4th captain)||7 October 1989||40||0||Feyenoord Rotterdam||v. Malta, 27 September 2022|
|GK||Itamar Nitzan||23 June 1987||1||0||Maccabi Netanya||v. Romania, 29 March 2022|
|DF||Or Dadia||12 July 1997||1||0||Hapoel Be'er Sheva||v. Malta, 27 September 2022|
|DF||Maroun Gantous||15 July 1996||1||0||Bnei Sakhnin||v. Malta, 27 September 2022|
|DF||Nir Bitton (3rd captain)||30 October 1991||39||3||Maccabi Tel Aviv||v. Albania, 24 September 2022 INJ|
|DF||Sun Menahem||7 September 1993||19||0||Maccabi Haifa||v. Iceland, 13 June 2022 SUS|
|DF||Ofir Davidzada||5 May 1991||15||0||Maccabi Tel Aviv||v. Romania, 29 March 2022|
|DF||Orel Dgani||8 January 1989||21||0||Beitar Jerusalem||v. Romania, 29 March 2022|
|DF||Maor Kandil||27 November 1993||3||0||Maccabi Tel Aviv||v. Romania, 29 March 2022|
|DF||Matan Baltaxa||20 September 1995||1||0||Austria Wien||v. Romania, 29 March 2022|
|MF||Ramzi Safouri||21 October 1995||6||0||Hapoel Be'er Sheva||v. Cyprus, 20 November 2022|
|MF||Eden Kartsev||11 April 2000||5||0||İstanbul Başakşehir||v. Zambia, 17 November 2022 INJ|
|MF||Goni Naor||23 April 1999||1||0||Maccabi Haifa||v. Malta, 27 September 2022|
|MF||Rotem Hatuel||12 April 1998||1||0||Hapoel Be'er Sheva||v. Malta, 27 September 2022|
|MF||Guy Badash||24 May 1994||1||0||Hapoel Jerusalem||v. Malta, 27 September 2022|
|MF||Shay Elias||25 February 1999||1||0||Hapoel Be'er Sheva||v. Malta, 27 September 2022|
|MF||Omer Atzili RET||27 July 1993||6||0||Maccabi Haifa||v. Albania, 24 September 2022|
|MF||Mohammad Abu Fani||27 April 1998||13||0||Maccabi Haifa||v. Iceland, 13 June 2022|
|MF||Yonatan Cohen||29 June 1996||8||0||Maccabi Tel Aviv||v. Romania, 29 March 2022|
|MF||Aviv Daniel Avraham||30 March 1996||2||0||Maccabi Netanya||v. Romania, 29 March 2022|
|FW||Itamar Shviro||17 June 1998||3||1||Ironi Kiryat Shmona||v. Cyprus, 20 November 2022|
|FW||Omri Altman||23 March 1994||2||0||AEK Larnaca||v. Cyprus, 20 November 2022|
|FW||Dean David||14 March 1996||3||1||Maccabi Haifa||v. Zambia, 17 November 2022|
|FW||Guy Melamed||21 December 1992||1||0||Bnei Sakhnin||v. Malta, 27 September 2022|
|FW||Mu'nas Dabbur RET||14 May 1992||40||15||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||v. Iceland, 13 June 2022|
INJ Withdrew due to injury or illness
Player of the Year
- As of 28 November 2022
- Players in bold are still active with Israel.
- Statistics include official FIFA-recognised matches only
Most capped players
|2||Tal Ben Haim[c]||95||2||2002–2017|
FIFA World Cup
|FIFA World Cup record||Qualification record|
|As Mandatory Palestine||As Mandatory Palestine|
|1930||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1934||Did not qualify||2nd||2||0||0||2||2||11||Africa/Asia|
|As Israel||As Israel|
|1950||Did not qualify||2nd||2||0||0||2||2||11||Europe|
|1970||Group stage||12th||3||0||2||1||1||3||Squad||Final Round||4||3||1||0||8||1||AFC/OFC|
|1974||Did not qualify||Zone A Final||6||4||1||1||12||2|
|2026||To be determined||To be determined|
|Total||1/22||Group stage||3||0||2||1||1||3||—||Final Round||130||43||35||52||180||180||—|
UEFA European Championship
|UEFA European Championship record||Qualification record|
|1960–1992||Not a UEFA member||Not a UEFA member|
|1996||Did not qualify||5th||10||3||3||4||13||13|
|2024||To be determined||To be determined|
UEFA Nations League
|UEFA Nations League record|
|2018–19||C||1||2nd||4||2||0||2||6||5||30th||2019||Did not enter|
|2024–25||A||To be determined||2025||To be determined|
- *Denotes draws including knockout matches decided via penalty shoot-out.
- **Group stage played home and away. Flag shown represents host nation for the finals stage.
|Olympic Games record|
|1952||Did not enter|
|1960||Did not qualify|
|1972||Did not qualify|
|1984||Did not qualify|
|1992–present||Competition played as an Under-23 competition|
AFC Asian Cup
+ Israel qualified as hosts but later withdrew. Thailand replaced them later.
FIFA World Ranking history
The following is a chart of yearly averages of Israel's FIFA World Ranking.
FIFA World Cup Inter-confederation play-offs
OFC Second Round
AFC and OFC Final Round
UEFA Group 1
UEFA Group 7 Final Round
- Silver Medal: 1974
|Event||1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th place||5th place|
|FIFA World Cup||0||0||0||0||0|
|FIFA World Cup Inter-confederation play-offs|
|→ CONMEBOL v OFC||0||1||x||x||x|
|→ CAF/AFC v UEFA||0||1||x||x||x|
|→ OFC Second Round||1||0||0||x||x|
|→ AFC and OFC Final Round||1||0||x||x||x|
|→ UEFA Group 1||0||0||1||x||x|
|→ UEFA Group 7 Final Round||0||1||0||0||x|
|AFC Asian Cup||1||1+1||1||0||0|
|Summer Olympic Games||0||0||0||0||1|
|UEFA Nations League||0||0||0||0||x|
- UEFA European Football Championship
- Israel women's national football team
- Israel national under-23 football team
- Israel national under-21 football team
- Israel national under-20 football team
- Israel national under-19 football team
- Israel national under-18 football team
- Israel national under-17 football team
- Israel national under-16 football team
- Football in Israel
- Sports in Israel
- Israeli Premier League
- ^ a b c Yossi Benayoun also played and scored against Romania B however this was not a full-international match and is therefore not included
- ^ a b On 2 May 2022, UEFA announced that Russia were suspended and automatically relegated to League C
- ^ Tal Ben Haim also played against Romania B however this was not a full-international match and is therefore not included
- ^ Tal Banin also played against USSR XI however this was not a full-international match and is therefore not included
- ^ Mordechai Spiegler also played in 25 matches that are not recognised by FIFA, scoring eight additional goals, however they are not full-international matches and are therefore not included
- ^ Nahum Stelmach also played in 19 matches that are not recognised by FIFA, scoring three additional goals, however they are not full-international matches and are therefore not included
- ^ Eli Ohana also played a 1984 Olympic qualification game however this was not a full-international match and is therefore not included
- ^ Yehoshua Feigenbaum also played in 15 matches that are not recognised by FIFA, scoring nine additional goals, however they are not full-international matches and are therefore not included
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- Israel National Team Statistics (Hebrew)
- RSSSF – List of "A" Games
- RSSSF – List of Official Games
- Reports for all matches of Israel national football team