The Skyblue and Whites are heading into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat to Kosovo on Sunday courtesy of Milot Rashica's 41st-minute effort.
Israel will be desperate to get back to winning ways and close the gap on top two in Group I of the Euro 2024 qualification when they play host to Switzerland at Pancho Arena on Wednesday night. The hosts are currently occupying third spot in the table, having collected 11 points from seven matches, just four points adrift of second placed A-Team, who are just a solitary point away from the summit. The Skyblue and Whites are heading into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat to Kosovo on Sunday, and anything but a win against Red Crosses will make automatic qualification extremely difficult for the Chosen Team, while the Swiss will earn a ticket to Germany for the finals with a win.
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Israel come into the encounter knowing they need a win to keep their fate in their own hands heading into the final two matchdays to come. The Skyblue and Whites suffered only their second group defeat of the campaign against Kosovo on Sunday courtesy of Milot Rashica’s lone goal four minutes from the break. Alon Hazan’s side pocketed 10 points from a possible 12 during the June and September internationals. Meanwhile, they have struggled against the stronger teams in the group, as their three wins came against Belarus (twice) and Andorra. The Chosen Team will need to change that if they want to reach the Euros of the first time and compete in just a second major tournament after the 1970 World Cup.
Switzerland, on the other hand, are in a much more comfortable situation, as a victory on Wednesday will seal their place in the finals of the upcoming Euros. A-Team are surprisingly trailing leaders Romania by just a solitary point, having recorded four wins and three draws from seven group games so far. Red Crosses dropped points against the likes of Kosovo, Romania and Belarus. Their last outing against Belarus on October 14 ended in a 3-3 draw thanks to one goal each from Xherdan Shaqiri, Manuel Akanji and Zeki Amdouni. The Swiss have only missed one major tournament (Euro 2012) in two decades, but the odds are heavily stacked in their favour with three matches still to play.
Israel probable starting lineup: Glazer, Lavi, Miguel Vitor, Goldberg, Dasa, Safuri, Abu Fani, Do. Peretz, Gloukh, Zahavi, Kanichowsky
Switzerland probable starting lineup: Sommer, Fernandes, Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez, Freuler, Xhaka, Zakaria, Shaqiri, Amdouni, Vargas
|Last 5 match-results||Score|
|Switzerland beat Israel||3-0|
|Switzerland draw Israel||0-0|
|Israel beat Switzerland||2-2|
|Switzerland draw Israel||1-1|
|Israel beat Switzerland||2-2|
The live telecast of the Euro 2026 qualification fixtures in India will be available on Sony Sports network. Besides, football fans in India can also live stream the game through Jio TV. Meanwhile, those in Israel can watch the match on 5Sport. Football fans in Switzerland can catch the live action via RTS and SRF networks.
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