Israel beats Faroe Islands in final ranking

Israel defeated the Faroe Islands 3-2 on Monday night in Netanya thanks to a late goal from Dor Peretz as the Blue and Whites finished their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign on a high note.

Despite failing to advance to the Qatar tournament or finish in a playoff position, the victory allowed Willi Ruttensteiner’s squad to finish third in Group F behind Denmark and Scotland, but crucially ahead of Austria, which that will help the National Team in terms of seeds. in future tournaments.
“I am a little disappointed that our performance did not produce four or five goals,” Ruttensteiner said after the victory. “We missed opportunities and were poor on defense when we held the lead and allowed the Faroe Islands to come back and draw 2-2 on mistakes we made and must finish.

“But we won the game and finished third, which can be considered a success. Ending the qualifying campaign before Austria is a great achievement. “

Israel took the lead with a penalty from Monas Dabbur after the Faroe Islands called for a hand in the box in the 30th minute, while Shon Weissman doubled the lead early in the second half.

Soccer – World Cup – UEFA Qualifiers – Group F – Israel v Austria – Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa, Israel – September 4, 2021 Shon Weissman of Israel celebrates his fourth goal with his teammates. (credit: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)

However, Solvi Vatnhamar and Klaemint Olsen found the back of the goal for the visitors with a pair of quick shots to level the score at 2-2.

Peretz helped Israel regain the lead shortly after in the 74th minute and allowed the hosts to secure all three points.

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