The Israeli team will soon host the strong Austria tonight (Saturday, 21:45) in Sami Ofer, in one of the two most critical games of the two in the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. Perfect Denmark first with 12 points.
The host will come to the match after the 0: 4 part against the Faroe Islands away, a game in which Eran Zehavi scored a great hat-trick. Israel’s balance sheet in the official games against Austria stands at two wins, three draws and three losses. Israel has surrendered in just 3 of its last 12 official home games in all competitions (5 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses). Here are the referee updates until the start of the game.
21:00: The players went up for the first warm-up in Sami Ofer, with the amount in the stands still very poor.
20:15: The Austrian line-up has also been announced: Daniel Bachman, Alexander Dragovich, Martin Hinterger, Stefan Posh, David Alaba, Alessandro Schoff, Philippe Mavana, Julian Baumgartlinger, Florian Grilich, Konrad Leimer and Marco Arnautovic.
20:05: Israel’s bus arrived, and a few minutes later the players went up to the grass in Sami Ofer for the descent to the locker room.
20:00: An hour and 45 minutes per game, there is a very sparse amount of fans around the stadium, with the car parks completely free.
19:45: The gates in Sami Ofer have opened, however there are only dozens of fans around the gates at this stage.
19:30: The team: Ofir Marciano, Eli Desa, Uriel Degani, Eitan Tibi, Nir Bitton, San Menachem, Hatem ‘Abd al-Hamid, Beavers Natcho, Manor Solomon, Mons Dabour and Eran Zehavi have been announced.