1-2: Romania beat Israel and return to the European Championship after eight years


In the purposes of Ianis Hagi and George PuscasRomania beat Israel 1-2 and mathematically qualified for the Euro 2024 Championship in Germany after missing out on the 2020 edition played in several countries on the continent.

In Felcsút (Hungary), with the Pancho Aréna stadium as the stage, the men led by Edward Iordanescu They have taken advantage of the absence of the Israeli public, condemned to play away from their country the matches they have had to play at home since the war against Hamas began.

Israel came into the event with a chance to qualify. A victory against Romania would put them squarely in the fight to secure the coveted second place in Group I. It does not depend on themselves on the final day, where they visit Andorra. I should have waited for the result of Romania-Switzerland, which now, classified, will play for first place in a direct rivalry.

Israel came close

These distant options were incentive enough for Israel, who jumped on the field wanting to beat Romania and soon, after two minutes, found the goal prize thanks to Eran Zahavi. The Maccabi Tel Aviv player did not waste the assist Miguel Vitor and put Romania on the ropes.

However, Jordanescu’s team He reacted quickly to Puscas’ goal. In just eight minutes he ended Israel’s joy. The draw was enough for Romania to book their ticket to the Euro Cup, but, just in case, In the second half, Hagi, with a great left foot shot from inside the area, closed any hope for Israel to achieve a victory in which he remained alive.

In the end, Romania added three points and will go to Germany. Eight years after his last participation -France 2016-, he will return to a European Championship.

Source: La Verdad


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