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Israel labour to win in Liechtenstein

Eitan Tibi's first half strike secures win in penultimate 2018 World Cup qualifier

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Israel celebrate Eitan Tibi's winning strike
Israel celebrate Eitan Tibi's winning strike

Israel ended a run of four consecutive defeats as Eitan Tibi’s strike saw them claim a narrow 1-0 win in Vaduz.

World Cup Qualifier Group G:
Liechtenstein 0 Israel 1
Friday, 6 October, 2007

Elisha Levy’s side only had to pride to play for, after defeats at home to Albania and away in Italy put pay to any lingering hopes they had of reaching the World Cup finals in Russia next summer.

The decisive strike was scored in the 21st minute, when Tibi pounced to fire home the rebound after Brighton & Hove Albion striker Tomer Hemed had seen his header parried away.

Levy, who is expected to be in charge of the team for the final time, when they end their campaign against Spain in Jerusalem on Monday evening, said: “We are happy we won and we could have done so by a greater margin had we taken our chances.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCH3a15PLlk

Latest Group Standings:

  P W D L F A Diff Points
Spain 9 8 1 0 35 3 32 25
Italy 9 6 2 1 20 8 12 20
Albania 9 4 1 4 10 12 -2 13
Israel 9 3 0 5 10 14 4 13
FYR Macedonia 9 2 2 5 11 15 -4 11
Liechtenstein 9 0 0 9 1 35 -34 0
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