The usual question, what dissapointment or joy are we in for this time?
the key is taking maximum points from all the weaker teamsberko said:It will be tough, but with Kashtan bringing the right players and with our group being more equal i belive we stand a chance to reach the second place. Croatia is a bit dissapointed with their WC campaign and if we play them right we could do it, Russia technically is inferior to our side, but they will have Guss Hiddink and this is why i put them as a contender again. Well England are definitely favourites with a great team and motivated with a new coach.
Yes i agree, we need to beat all the weaker teams at home we need to beat at least Croatia and Russia who are in theory our oponents for second place and try to sneak a victory away from them. Knowing our NT we know it will be hard to happen, but at home i believe we will end unbeaten.eli225 said:the key is taking maximum points from all the weaker teams
israel can beat any team at home including england
but we can simply tie all the games against tougher opponents like we did in WCQ06
we need to win
Tooner14 said:I think you guys better get your heads on straight and realize that Russia will be no pushover. You might not even draw with them.
I never said it would be, but a poster called Russia inferior and that is most definitely not the case.berko said:It won't be easy for them either. In recent results actually we have beaten them. If they haven't Guus Hiddink i would say we would be ahead of them, but now they have serious chances to qualify. If we manage to play our home matches in Israel we have a chance.
Will Russian Jews in Israel support Russia or Israel? Russian Jew Soccer Fanatics in the USA (i.e. me) support Israel!!!Raanan said:I consider Russia favorites for second, I'm probably not the only one. The talent is there, the Hiddink factor is too. Croatia are still trying to recover from the world cup dissapointment. New coach, old faces go, Prso just retired, etc.