The Israeli national football team will play their European Championship qualifiers against Switzerland and Romania in the Pancho Arena in Felcsút, the Hungarian Football Association announced.
Due to the armed conflict in the Middle East that broke out on October 7, the Israeli national teams are currently unable to play their matches at home. According to the MLSZ, following the request of the European (UEFA) and the Israeli (IFA) federations, and taking into account the interests of the sport, Hungary will provide a neutral venue for Israel’s upcoming meetings. The Israeli men’s national team A will host Switzerland on November 15 at the Pancho Arena, and Romania three days later.
The MLSZ adds that in both cases the match is organized by the Israeli association, and since spectators can also participate in the matches, the ticket sales are handled by the IFA, “at the same time, the MLSZ provides all professional assistance for the smooth preparation and conduct of the matches”.
Israel has to play its remaining European qualifying matches in nine days: it will play in Kosovo on November 12 and in Andorra on November 21, with the two promotion matches sandwiched between the two dates. The Israeli national team still has a chance to qualify for the European Championship in Germany, it is currently in 3rd place in its group, having played 2 matches less and 5 points behind the leading Romanians.