Israelis Allowed to Watch 2022 World Cup Live in Qatar

Israelis are officially allowed to watch the 2022 World Cup live in Qatar. Reuters reported that Israeli ministers ensured that their citizens were allowed to watch the 2022 World Cup live, even though administratively Israel does not have diplomatic relations with Israel.

The deal was made after months of discussions with FIFA. This was announced by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, and Chilean Sports Minister Tropper. The love of football and sport connects people and countries. The World Cup in November opens new doors for us to warm up relations between the two countries,” Lapid said.

Israel itself failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup after losing to compete in the qualifying round. Nevertheless, Israeli citizens may visit Qatar to witness the history of the grand global football festival.

Qatar will be the first Middle Eastern country to host the World Cup. The celebration will be held from November 21 to December 18, 2022. Qatar’s World Cup organizers have repeatedly said that all countries are welcome during the tournament. However, all ticket holders must apply for a Hayya card or a fan ID which doubles as an entry visa to Qatar. Until now, Qatar remains in its stance to condition the normalization of relations on the establishment of a Palestinian state. Qatar’s two neighbors, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, recently signed a historic agreement with Israel.

3 Ways Israel Qualifies for the 2023 U-20 World Cup in Indonesia

There are at least three ways for the Israeli national team to qualify for the finals of the 2023 U-20 World Cup which will be held in Indonesia. Israel is currently in second place in Group B of the UEFA U-19 Championship which is being held in Slovakia. Israel now pack four points from a 2-2 draw with Serbia and a 4-2 win over Austria. The acquisition of four points makes Israel entitled to occupy second place under England, which is at the top of Group B with six points. Britain itself has certainly escaped because it can not be pursued other than by Israel. Four semifinalist teams or group winners and runners-up from Groups A and B are entitled to qualify for the semifinals of the UEFA U-20 Championship while ensuring tickets to the U-20 World Cup finals. Meanwhile, one last ticket will be contested via the winner’s play-off route between the third-placed team in Group A vs the third-ranked team in Group B.

Menpora Says Israel Can Play in Indonesia U-20 World Cup

Menpora Zainudin Amali said that Israel would still be able to appear in the 2023 U-20 World Cup in Indonesia if it passed the qualification. The Minister of Youth and Sports stated that matters relating to potential participants for the 2023 U-20 World Cup had been discussed since 2019. At that time, Indonesia was originally planned to host the 2021 U-20 World Cup before the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indonesia was then again given the opportunity to host the 2023 edition. “We have discussed that from 2019 all countries that qualify to participate in the 2023 FIFA World Cup U-20 will be welcome to play,” Amali said about Israel who might appear in the U-20 World Cup. 2023, Thursday (23/6).

Currently, Israel is runner-up in Group B of the 2022 U-20 European Cup. Israel has collected four points from two matches and will still undergo a decisive match against England. If Israel later loses to England on Saturday (25/6), Ofir Haim’s team still has a chance to qualify. The main condition at the same time Serbia draw or lose to Austria. If Serbia finally wins from Austria and Israel loses to England, both points are equal to four. Later the runner-up position in Group B will be determined by goal productivity. This is because the duel Israel versus Serbia ended in a 2-2 draw. Therefore the head to head clause cannot be used. In terms of the number of goals and conceded in the third match will be decisive. If Israel did not become the runner-up in Group B, they still have a chance to appear through the play-offs. This match will be fought for the third-placed team in Group A and Group B.

Here are 3 ways Israel qualified for the U-20 World Cup in Indonesia:

  1. Win over England

Victory over England in the last match of the group phase will make Israel qualify for the semifinals with the status of Group A winners with seven points. Meanwhile, England will be the runner up because they are one point away from Israel.

  1. Draw

A draw against England will make Israel qualify as runners up with a collection of five points. While England won the group with seven points. The collection of points from England and Israel can no longer be pursued by the other two contestants, Serbia (1 point) and Austria (0 points).

  1. Lose to England

Israel still has a chance to qualify for the 2023 U-20 World Cup even though they lost to England in the last match via the play-off route for the best third place. Israel is likely to be displaced by Serbia, who overtook the runner up position. With a record of Serbia’s big win over Austria in the last match.

These results make England firmly at the top of the standings with nine points and Serbia finished runners up with four points through superior goal difference from Israel. Then Israel will face the winner of Romania vs Slovakia in the match for the best third place. However, Israel will certainly qualify if it loses to England but in the other match, Serbia vs Austria ended in a draw. Thus, Israel and England will still qualify for the semifinals of this tournament while holding tickets to the 2023 U-20 World Cup.