Watch Portugal vs Israel live stream football world cup qualifiers video sop cast on PC

Watch Portugal vs Israel live stream football world cup qualifiers video sop cast on PC.
Date and Time:11/10/13 20:45

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Portugal Team Review:
Qualification history
Portugal’s journey to South Africa 2010 was full of ups and downs. Recording four draws and a defeat in their ten matches in Group A, they finished second behind section winners Sweden, which sent them into a two-leg play-off against Bosnia-Herzegovina. Narrow 1-0 wins home and away were all they needed, however, to check into the FIFA World Cup™ finals for the fifth time.

FIFA World Cup finals history
It was not until England 1966 that the Portuguese made their world finals debut, yet as entrances go it could hardly have been more impressive. Spearheaded by the irrepressible Eusebio, Portugal’s golden generation knocked out Brazil en route to the semi-finals, where they came up just short against the host nation. Their next appearance came at Mexico 1986, where they went out in the group phase, the same fate that surprisingly befell Luis Figo and Co at Korea/Japan 2002. It was an entirely different story at Germany 2006, where Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side, inspired by the in-form trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Figo and Deco, surged to fourth place. Less impressive was their campaign at South Africa, where they laboured into the last 16 before being beaten by eventual champions Spain.

The current crop
Since replacing Carlos Quieroz, coach Paulo Bento has gradually been imposing his style and winning over Portugal’s demanding fans. Yet, as was the case on the road to South Africa, their form in the UEFA EURO 2012 qualification competition was somewhat inconsistent, although they eventually reached the tournament via the play-offs. Bento has also made wholesale changes to the team, with only eight members of the 23-man squad that travelled to South Africa appearing in the Group H game against Norway. One thing that has not changed, however, is the importance of Cristiano Ronaldo to the side.

The key players
While Ronaldo is their go-to man, the new-look Seleção das Quinas do have a very talented core of players to support him, among them young full-back Fabio Coentrao, who excelled in last year’s world finals, Manchester United forward Nani, Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles, and the abrasive Real Madrid centre-half Pepe.

Coach: Paulo Bento
Best performances in a FIFA competition: FIFA World Cup England 1966 (Third place), FIFA U-20 World Cup Saudi Arabia 1989, Portugal 1991 (Winners), FIFA U-17 World Cup Scotland 1989 (Third place)
Former stars: Eusebio, Rui Costa, Luis Figo

Israel Team Review:
Qualification history
Israel are unique in that they are the only international side to have played qualifying matches in several different continental zones. Over the years, the Blue and Whites have been involved in qualifying campaigns in Europe, Africa, Asia and even Oceania. They won the Asian Nations Cup in 1964 but have only managed to qualify for a FIFA World Cup™ on one occasion, achieving the feat back in 1970.

After finishing third in their qualifying groups in 1998 and 2002, Israel managed an unbeaten preliminary campaign in 2006 only to be squeezed out of a finals berth by France and Switzerland. It was Switzerland once again who blocked Israel’s path four years later, qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa along with Greece.

FIFA World Cup finals history
They may have fallen at the first hurdle in their only FIFA World Cup appearance in Mexico in 1970, but Israel certainly went out with their heads held high. After a 2-0 defeat by Uruguay and a keenly-fought 1-1 draw with Sweden, Israel went on to hold eventual finalists Italy to a goalless draw in their final group match.

Captain Mordechai Spiegler’s strike against Sweden earned him a place in Israeli football folklore and to this day remains Israel’s only goal at a FIFA World Cup finals.

The current crop
Israel often had to play their home matches abroad for safety reasons, which means that lengthy round trips were a common feature. Their presence in the European qualifying zone since 1994 has brought a certain amount of stability, as has the ability to host opponents in Tel-Aviv since 2006.

Many of Israel’s star players ply their trade in top European leagues, and the national side have achieved good results against several heavyweights of world football. A long-awaited second appearance at a FIFA World Cup would further enhance Israel’s growing status on the international scene.

The key players
Experienced goalkeeper Dudu Aouate spent the best part of a decade in the Spanish top flight, while versatile defender Tal Ben-Haim enjoys a strong reputation in the English Premier League.

The driving force of the team is midfield playmaker Yossi Benayoun, whose range of passing and keen eye for goal make him a constant threat to opposition defences. Benayoun is considered one of Israel’s most gifted players and sits comfortably alongside past greats such as Spiegler, Ronny Rosenthal and Eyal Berkovic.

Coach: Eli Guttman
Best performance in a FIFA competition: FIFA World Cup Mexico 1970 (Group stages)
Former stars: Mordechai Spiegler, Eyal Berkovic, Ronny Rosenthal

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