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  • 16 November 2023

Israel vs Switzerland: Can Israel secure their third place today?

At the moment, Israel is positioned in third place in their group, having accumulated a total of eleven points from seven matches. Their upcoming match on Wednesday is crucial as it presents an opportunity for them to narrow the gap with the teams ahead, who are currently four points ahead of them.

On the other hand, Switzerland's performance in their recent Euro qualifying matches hasn't been as strong as expected. In their last match, they played to a 3-3 draw against Belarus, despite having the potential to secure a victory. Their inability to capitalize on scoring opportunities in the opponent's penalty area was the key factor that prevented them from winning.

Let’s take a look at today’s match highlights:

First-half begins!!!

  • Israel’s player, Ramzi Safouri, had gotten a free kick that took place in their defensive half during the 1st minute.
  • Thereafter, there was a foul from Denis Zakaria of Switzerland.
  • The 2nd minute saw an effort from Denis Zakaria’s right foot outside the box which was blocked. This was done with help of Ruben Vargas.
  • In the 3rd minute, Noah Okafor from Switzerland took an effort to shoot from a difficult angle on the left side by using his left foot which ended up being saved at the bottom left corner. This effort was enabled by a good of Granit Xhaka.
  • Because of Raz Shlomo of Israel, they got a corner on the 4th minute.
  • Swiss player Ruben Vargas was also unlucky in the same minute as he left footed a shot from the left to the right. Xhaka helped with that one.
  • Denis Zakaria of Switzerland missed an attempted header into the net at the 5th minute. Rubén Vargas’s cross and subsequent corner effort proved too lofty.
  • During the 7th minute, another important development occurred whereby Rubén Vargas took a shot using his right foot from the center of the box and into the bottom left corner. For this attempt, the assist was given by Manuel Akanji.
  • Moreover, in the seventh minute, Israel gave another corner to Switzerland which Eli Dasa confessed it.
  • In the 8th minute, Ramzi Safouri of Israel had a right-footed shot from wide outside the box and it went the left side. This was facilitated by Anan Khalaili.
  • At 10 minutes, Switzerland’s Manuel Akanji and Cédric Zesiger conceded Israel their two corners.
  • Israel’s Anan Khalaili made an attempt to head a shot from the centre of the box. A cross was assisted by Eli Dasa.
  • In the 13th minute, Raz Shlomo of Israel fouled and allowed Noah Okafor from Switzerland took a free kick in the attacking half.
  • Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka had his left-foot shot from outside the box saved by the top left corner in the 14th minute of the game.
  • Noah Okafor of Switzerland had a right-footed shot from the center of the goal, but it was saved at the top left hand corner.
  • When the foul took place, Sean Goldberg, Israel’s striker, received a free kick in their defensive half.
  • Ruben Vargas from Switzerland was offside.
  • Edimilson Fernandes of Switzerland gave a corner kick for Israel in the 22nd minute.
  • The 23rd minute saw a miss by Sean Goldberg of Israel on a header from the centre of the box that went to the right side. His move was supported by a cross by Ramzi Safouri that traveled behind the post.
  • This gave a free kick in the defense, Granit Xhaka from Switzerland.
  • Israel’s Mohamed Abu Fani got a yellow card for a tough foul.
  • Israel’s Ramzi Safouri committed a foul in the 25th minute.
  • After the foul, Rubén Vargas from Switzerland got a free-kick on the left-wing.
  • Ramzi Safouri also got a yellow card for a bad foul.
  • In 26′ minutes Zeki Amdouni (Switzerland) header was wide to the right from the centre of the box. The cross from Ricardo Rodriguez also helped in this regard.
  • Israel’s Idan Giorno had a free kick in the defensive area.
  • Further, a foul was committed by Remo Freuler from Switzerland.
  • Ruben Vargas conceded a corner in 28th minute leading to Israel.
  • Israel’s Anan Khalaili effort was unsuccessful. Idan Giorno assisted the shot from the center of the box with his right foot.
  • Thirty-ninth minute, Dor Turgeman of Israel fouled.
  • Consequently, Rubén Vargas was awarded a free-kick on the left wing for Switzerland.
  • Edimilson Fernandes, Switzerland’s player had this right-footed shot from outside the box saved in the centre of the goal in 32nd minute assisted by Noah Okafor.
  • Neta lavi made it possible for Dor turgeman of Israel to miss a right-footed shot of over 35-yard goal to the left following a fast break.
  • Israel earned a corner at 33 minutes, conceded by Yann Sommer.
  • 33 minutes – Neta Lavi of Israel had her shot from outside the box saved in the bottom-left corner, assisted by Ramzi Safouri.
  • A goal was scored in the 35th minute by Switzerland turning the score line into Israel 0:1 Switzerland. Ruben Vargas headed in from the centre into the right bottom corner, assisted by Edimilson Fernandes’ cross.
  • In 37th minute, Ofir Davidzada (Israel) got a free kick in the defensive half.
  • Idan Giorno (Israel) received a foul in 40th minute.
  • In a free kick for Switzerland, Noah Okafor took in the attacking area.
  • Noah Okafor assisted Rubén Vargas who hit the bar with a right-footed shot from the center of the box.
  • Noah Okafor assisted a blocked shot by Remo Freuler from the center of the box in the 41st minute.
  • In minute 42, Israel’s Sean Goldberg gave a corner to Switzerland.
  • In 43th minute, Mohamed Abu Fani of Israel managed to win a free kick in the defending half.
  • There was an infringement by the Swiss player Manuel Akanji.
  • Mohamed Abu Fani got Israel another free kick in the attacking half by fouling Granit Xhaka in the 44th minute.
  • In the attacking half, Israel’s Dor Turgeman won a free kick.
  • A red card was shown to Denis Zakaria of Switzerland for a foul play.
  • The first half ended in the 45th minute with Israel 0 and Switzerland 1.
  • Israel’s substitute, Gabi Kanichowsky on Ramzi Safouri.

Second Half Begins!!!

  • Score was still Israel 0, Switzerland 1 by the second half.
  • During the 46th minute, Anan Khalaili from Israel headed the ball and went over the bar after crossing by Dor Turgeman.
  • Then, in the 49th minute, Switzerland’s Ricardo Rodríguez conceded a corner for Israel.
  • In the 52nd minute, Israel was awarded a yellow card for their player, Ofir Davidzada.
  • At the 55th minute, Dor Turgeman from Israel scored a free kick on the left side.
  • The free take resulted from a foul by Edimilson Fernandes of Switzerland.
  • At 58th minute, Israel’s Mohamed Abu Fani won a free kick in defence.
  • Failed foul by Remo Freuler from Switzerland.
  • The other team member, Raz Shlomo of Israel, also fouled.
  • This foul against Raz Shlomo earned Noah Okafor, a Swiss player, a free kick awarded to him on the defensive side.
  • Zeki Amdouni on Switzerland attempted a shot using the left foot in the 61st minute from the center of the box.
  • In the 64th minute of the match, Israel made the following substitutions:
  • Eran Zahavi substituted for Eli Dasa.
  • Dan Glazer replaced Neta Lavi.
  • Oscar Gloukh replaced Anan Khalaili.
  • There was a delay in the Switzerland match in the 66th minute.
  • In the 68th minute, Switzerland made two substitutions: Noah Okafor was substituted by Andi Zeqiri while Zeki Amdouni was replaced by Daniel Ndoye.
  • The match resumed after a delay.
  • A foul made by Ofir Davidzada in the 69th minute of the game.
  • This gave a free kick in the defensive half for Dan Ndoye from Switzerland.
  • Israeli player Dan Glazer fouled in 72nd minute.
  • The foul thus saw Granit Xhaka of Switzerland winning a free kick taken on his defensive half.
  • Sean Goldberg of Israel conceded a corner to Israel in the 73rd minute, and Switzerland received the corner.
  • Denis zakaria of switzerland saved a right-footed shot from outside the box at the bottom right corner in 74^{th} minute.
  • Later on, Switzerland secured another corner from Omri Glazer of Israel.
  • Again Denis Zakaria, assisted by cross from a Ruben Vargas, struck a right-footed shot from the centre box to a wrong side, to the right.
  • Swiss substituted Ruben Vargas for Renato Steffen in 76th minute.
  • Switzerland had to give a corner in the 78th minute to Israel’s Cédric Zesiger.
  • They received a free kick in the defensive half.
  • Andi Zeqiri’s participation came in the 79th minute from Switzerland.
  • The player Andi Zeqiri was shown the yellow card.
  • At 80th minute, Israel replaced Anan Khalaili for Shon Weissman.
  • In the 81st minute, Israel gave a corner kick against Manuel Akanji of Switzerland.
  • The center forward – Raz Shlomo of Israel – headed a ball from the centre of the box but off target going to the right. This action was supported by Mohamed Abu Fani who did a cross following the corner.
  • Dor Turgeman from Israel was awarded with a free kick in the defensive half, 82nd minute.
  • It was a free kick, having been committed by Edimilson Fernandes from Switzerland.
  • Ricardo Rodríguez conceded a corner in Israel’s favor in the 86th minute of the match.
  • Israel’s Shon Weissman had a left-footed shot from the box on the left but the block. Dan Glazer assisted in making this shot.
  • In the 87th minute, Shon Weissman for Israel equalized by a goal scoring it at Israel 1, Switzerland 1. Following a corner, Weissmann took a right-footed shot from the center of the box.
  • Switzerland earned a corner in 90th minute courtesy of Ofir Davidzada.
  • Manuel Akanji of Switzerland had a header from the left side of the six-yard box saved at the center of the goal in the 90th minute + 1. It was a cross provided by Renato Steffen.
  • Towards the end of the game, Eran Zahavi of Israel was rewarded with a free-kick for his team in the defensive half.
  • Cédric Zesiger of Switzerland was booked for an infringement and given a yellow card.
  • Another yellow card was shown to Renato Steffen of Switzerland in 90thminute+2.
  • Fernandes of Swiss dedicated a foul in 90th minute + 3.
  • Dor Turgeman won a free kick from the defensive region of Israel.
  • A red card was given to Edimilson Fernandes of Switzerland.
  • In 90’+ 3′, a delay of the match occurred due to injury of Dor Turgeman of Israel.
  • In 90′+4′, Eray Cömert replaced Andi Zeqiri, in Switzerland.
  • The problem of delay caused by injury was finally settled down, and the play could be resumed.
  • Dan Ndoye, representing Switzerland, earned a free kick in 90’ + 6” of their defensive half.
  • The free kick was as a result of a foul by Raz Shlomo from Israel.

The half-time score was Switzerland 0, Israel 0 with the second half ending in Israel 1, Switzerland 1. The final score was also same and hence the match ended in a draw.

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