Israel 2 – 1 Russia, Hope for England to Qualify

November 17 16:23 2007 Print This Article

After being under heavy pressure from the Russian squad, the Israel team finally break the pressure to achieve their famous victory against Russia 2-1 and also giving a huge advantage for England and Steve McClaren to qualify for 2008 European Cup finals.

Now England only need a draw against Croatia at Wembley on Wednesday to get the tickets to the final rounds in Austria and Switzerland next summer. Steve McClaren have to deal the crucial game without his first choice upfront.

Both Rooney and Owen will missed their important match on Wednesday, but McClaren still have Peter Crouch and Jermaine DeFoe to help him breath again.

And the player who is the hero for Israel and England, Omer Golan must be the most happy man in Israel team not only he has booked the first famous win for his national team football history, but also will received a £50,000 prize in the shape of a brand new Mercedes from Fred Done founder of according to the Guardian Newspaper.

Golan scores the winning goal in injury time after wins the tackle for the ball against Russian defenders before pass it to his team mate and receive the through ball before calmly shoot it into the Russian net.

Now McClaren can breath more easily and concentrate to continue working with his England squad. “There is still a long way to go and a lot of events to unfold,” says McClaren, “It is hypothetical talking about the future when there are so many events still involved”

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