More speculation on the starting lineup for Saturday.
Tal Ben Haim who called up, won´t be able to play against Latvia because of yellow card suspension. He is likely to return four days later against Luxembourg.
So the central defense is pratically decided with Dekel Keinan and Avi Strul.
The Defence looks so-so......
Eyal Meshumar is likely to take the right back spot over Yuval Shpungin, the same with Dedi ben Dayan over Yoav Ziv on the left.
Dedi Ben Dayan? Dedi Ben Zona!!!!! Remember Austria!!!! JEEEEEEEZE!!! He is not in my books? He played good where? at Netanya? And then at Hapoel TA to get back in the NT? where was he in the past 5-7 years? Playing in MLS and indoor soccer......bad choice....he will screw up something, but i guess this isnt Austria..not Switzerland for now...
Gal Alberman returns after injury and will certainly be at Kashtan´s midfield most likely alongside Biram Kiyal.
Biram Kiyal NT career should have been over after what he did.
Gal Alberman...hmmmm he was injured recently and im hoping he is back in good form..i dont wanna see a lazy alberman
Yossi Benayoun will captain the team once more and still doesn´t know who will be his partner in midfield. Golasa, Baruchyan and Toama are fighting for a spot with the latter have started in most of the games and is favourite to win the contention.
Looks interesting, Baruchyan pissed me off last round...Toama looks good...Golasa...mmmmmm i dont know man...young and also had 1 good run lately...id say keep him for Luxemborg....unless you guys hope on pulling off what happened against Faroe Islands. Last minute Goal (2-1 game?)
It is in attack that Kashtan has the biggest doubts. All forwards called up have chance to start. Normally in this campaign, Golan and Barda have been the chosen ones, but Itzhaki, Katan, Sahar are all in better form and it won´t be surprise if one of them start.
Seriously...im waiting for Sahar to finally get a full start and not some minutes... when your player outplays Greece and then you take him out...we got a problem.... Sahar is our hope.... We wasted Benayoun in his early days for people like Nimny and Banin...and yet..nothing really was made out of the both of those Monkey Tel Aviv players..
Bnei Yehuda stirker Eliran Atar who received his first call up to the NT has injured himself today in the game against Ahi Nazrath and is in doubt for the matches.
Least they won and im not sweating him....
I'd like to see him and Eyal Golasa in Luxemborg since we got more than enough advantages over them..... I'd say... we are in a tight rush for second and Goals may mean a whole of a lot difference..
Latvia is coming here thinking they are in 3rd, and possibly heading for a playoff spot. No one thought much about them in the Euro 2004 and in the end of the run they realized in their group that Latvia made it far from tieing and wining practical games:
Heres a look:
September 7, 2002, Riga, Latvia - Latvia 0 - 0 Sweden
September 7, 2002, Serravalle, San Marino - San Marino 0 - 2 Poland
October 12, 2002, Warsaw, Poland - Poland 0 - 1 Latvia
October 12, 2002, Stockholm, Sweden - Sweden 1 - 1 Hungary
October 16, 2002, Budapest, Hungary - Hungary 3 - 0 San Marino
November 20, 2002, Serravalle, San Marino - San Marino 0 - 1 Latvia
March 29, 2003, Chorzów, Poland - Poland 0 - 0 Hungary
April 2, 2003, Budapest, Hungary - Hungary 1 - 2 Sweden
April 2, 2003, Ostrowiec, Poland - Poland 5 - 0 San Marino
April 30, 2003, Riga, Latvia - Latvia 3 - 0 San Marino
June 7, 2003, Budapest, Hungary - Hungary 3 - 1 Latvia
June 7, 2003, Serravalle, San Marino - San Marino 0 - 6 Sweden
June 11, 2003, Serravalle, San Marino - San Marino 0 - 5 Hungary
June 11, 2003, Stockholm, Sweden - Sweden 3 - 0 Poland
September 6, 2003, Riga, Latvia - Latvia 0 - 2 Poland
September 6, 2003, Gothenburg, Sweden - Sweden 5 - 0 San Marino
September 10, 2003, Riga, Latvia - Latvia 3 - 1 Hungary
September 10, 2003, Chorzów, Poland - Poland 0 - 2 Sweden
October 11, 2003, Budapest, Hungary - Hungary 1 - 2 Poland
October 11, 2003, Stockholm, Sweden - Sweden 0 - 1 Latvia
- BIGGEST GAME OF THEIR LIVES!!!!!
And also...this current team...
their GK is from FC Sion (ZION?) in Switzerland and their top player plays for QPR...so come on!!!!!:frustrat: