Israel U19 vs England U19 LIVE: Young Lions target second title as first-time finalists stand between top English prospects and glory in European Championships decider at the Trnava Stadium
- England are aiming to repeat their U19 Euros glory in 2017 when they face Israel
- The Young Lions have won all four of their matches at the 2022 tournament so far
- They will take on the first Israel team to progress to a final in a UEFA competition
- Israel have won two of their four games, losing 1-0 to England in the group stage
England can win the U19 Euros for the second time in as many final tournaments when they face Israel at the Trnava Stadium in Slovakia on Friday.
The Young Lions have a perfect record from their first four matches, including a 1-0 win over Israel in the group stage courtesy of an early strike by Manchester City forward Liam Delap.
Israel finished second in Group B, winning two and drawing one of their other three matches to become the first team from their country to reach a final in UEFA competition.
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Both sides have been pressing inside the opposition halves during the first six minutes. There was a nervous moment for Cox when the England goalkeeper’s clearance was charged down, but the ricochet did not cause any real danger.
Ariel Lugasi attacks down the left in Israel’s first attack, sending an unsuccessful cross into the penalty area.
This has been a promising start for England, who have spent most of the game in Israel’s half so far. Borussia Dortmund forward Jamie Bynoe-Gittens strays offside.
We’re off! Israel, in light blue, kick us off, attacking from left to right in this first half. England are in white.
England went first. Now Israel are reciting their anthem in stirring fashion. Flags are waving in the stands, and the first-time finalists heartily applaud as their singsong finishes. We’re almost ready to go!
Excellently-named Chelsea goalkeeper Teddy Sharman-Lowe kept a clean sheet as England beat Israel with Delap’s sixth-minute goal in their previous meeting. He’s on the bench tonight.
England goalkeeper Matthew Cox has conceded only once in his three appearances at these finals so far. The Brentford prospect starts tonight.
England beat Israel 1-0 in Group B through an early goal by Liam Delap. Here’s how it happened.
This is the starting XI for the first Israeli team to reach a UEFA competition final.
Tzarfati; Feingold, Israelov, Revivo, Lemkin; Madmon, Kancepolsky; Lugasi, Abed, Gloch; Ebraheim.
This is the second-largest stadium in Slovakia, with a capacity of 19,200. It was renovated between 2013 and 2015 and is the home of Spartak Trnava.
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