Hemed and Dabour out of Israel Euro squad

Israel manager Andi Herzog has selected a 23-man squad for the forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Latvia and Poland.


Brighton striker Tomer Hemed misses out through injury while Moanes Dabour has been omitted because he is getting married. The Sevilla attacker says he arranged the wedding 18 months ago and the date cannot be moved.

Israel still possess strong options in attack in the shape of the Guangzhou duo of Eran Zahavi and Dia Saba. Zahavi struck a superb hat-trick in the 4-2 win over Austria in March and also scored in the 1-1 draw at home to Slovenia. Those results leave Israel second in Group G and hoping to consolidate its position there.

Israel latest qualifying matches sees them play away to Latvia on June 7 and Poland on June 10

Israel Sports Director Willi Ruttensteiner said: “What concerns me is that we are worrying too much about Poland, the top team in the group, and not enough about Latvia who can be tricky opposition.”



Ariel Harush (Hapoel Beer Sheva)

Ofer Marciano (Hibernian)

Yoav Jerafi (Ashdod)


Eli Dasa, Sheran Yeini (Maccabi Tel Aviv)

Taleb Tawatha (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Loai Taha, Hatem Abd Elhamed (Hapoel Beer Sheva)

Aid Habshi (Maccabi Haifa)

Omri Ben Harush (Lokeren)

Orel Dagani (Hapoel Tel Aviv)


Bibras Nathko (captain) (Olympiacos)

Beram Kayal (Brighton)

Nir Bitton (Celtic)

Almog Cohen (Ingolstadt)

Yonatan Cohen, Dan Glazer, Dor Peretz (Maccabi Tel Aviv)

Manor Solomon (Shakhtar Donetsk).


Eran Zahavi, Dia Saba (Guangzhou)

Ben Sahar (Hapoel Beer Sheva)

Alon Turgeman (Austria Wien)

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