England are aiming to win the EURO U19 title for just the second time in their history, while the Israelis had only competed in the finals of the competition on one occasion before this summer.
Israel will take on England in the final of European U-19 championship at Anton Malatinsky Stadium on Saturday. Israel produced the upset of the tournament to reach the title decider, beating pre-tournament favourites France 2-1 in the semi-final. Meanwhile England overcame Italy with a similar scoreline to book a spot in the showpiece event. England are aiming to win the EURO U19 title for just the second time in their history, while the Israelis had only competed in the finals of the competition on one occasion before this summer.
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Israel picked up four points from their three Group B games, drawing with Serbia in their tournament opener before recording a 4-2 win over Austria in their second match. And then, Ofir Haim’s side suffered a narrow 1-0 loss to England in their final group fixture on June 25. A total of four points was enough to secure a spot in the semi-finals. Meanwhile in the last-4 match against heavyweights France, the underdogs took a two goal lead courtesy of an own goal by Souleymane Isak Toure (12) and El Yam Kancepolsky’s 57th minute strike. Although Alan Virginius pulled one back for France, the Israeli youngsters held on to the slender lead and secured a spot in the title-decider.
England, on the other hand, won all of their three group games to cruise through to the knockout stage. Ian Foster’s side began with a 2-0 win over Austria before thrashing Serbia 4-0 and then edged past Israel 1-0 in their final Group B match. In the semi-final match against Italy, England’s Alex Scott canceled out Fabio Miretti’s opener before Jarell Quansah netted a late winner to take England into the final. Foster’s side have been very impressive in the competition so far, scoring nine times while conceding just once.
Israel have no flesh injury concerns and head coach Haim is unlikely to make too many changes to the starting XI that got the job done against the French team. Oscar Gloch will continue to operate behind the striker Ahmad Ebraheim in a number 10s role. Abed and Lugasi would occupy the flanks with Madmon and Kanzapolsky sitting in front of the back four. As for England, Devine, Scarlett and Ramsey would form the forward line with Carney Chukwuemeka sitting in the midfield.
Israel U-19 probable starting lineup: Tzarfati; Faingold, Lemkin, Israelov, Revivo; Madmon, Kanzapolsky; Abed, Gloch, Lugasi; Ebraheim
England U-19 probable starting lineup: Cox; Quansah, Edwards, Doyle; Norton-Cuffy, chukwuemeka, Vale; Devine, Scarlett, Ramsey
The European U-19 championship final between Israel and England will take place at Anton Malatinsky Stadium and it will kickoff at 11:30 pm IST on July 1, Friday.
|Israel U-19 vs England U-19||Key details|
|Venue||Anton Malatinsky Stadium|
|Kickoff time in Israel||9:00 pm (Friday)|
|Kickoff time in England||7:00 pm (Friday)|
The 2022 European U-19 championship final will be streamed live in certain territories on UEFA.tv. Highlights of all matches will be available to view as of midnight CET.
|Country||Official broadcasting rights|