Fernandez named 23-man squad for Euro 2012 qualifier
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Israel manager Luis Fernandez has named a 23-man squad for the crucial Euro 2012 qualifier away to Latvia on June 4.
Celtic's Biram Kayal and Hapoel Tel Aviv's Itay Shechter are injured and there is no place for Bolton's Tamir Cohen.
Goalkeepers: Dudu Awat (Real Mallorca); Dudu Goresh (Hapoel Acre); Guy Haimovich (Hapoel Kiryat Shmona)
Defence: Yuval Shpungin (Ommonia Nicosia); Yoav Ziv (Maccabi Tel Aviv); Tal Ben Haim (Portsmouth); Dekel Keinan (Cardiff City); Rami Gershon (Kortrijk); Taleb Twahita (Maccabi Haifa); Itzik Cohen (Hapoel Acre)
Midfield: Yossi Benayoun (Chelsea, capt.); Bibers Natcho (Reuben Kazan); Eran Zehavi (Hapoel Tel Aviv); Almog Cohen (Nuremburg); Eyal Golasa (Maccabi Haifa); Gal Alberman (Maccabi Tel Aviv); Maor Melikson (Wisla Krakow); Maor Buzaglo (Maccabi Tel Aviv); Lior Rafaelov (Maccabi Haifa)
Forwards: Tal Ben Haim (Maccabi Petach Tikvah); Tomer Hemed (Maccabi Haifa); Ben Sahar