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Israel beats Faroe Islands 4-0 in soccer World Cup qualifier

Eran Zehavi hat trick helps Israel brush past minnows and remain second in Group F after 4 games played

Illustrative: Eran Zahavi, left, and Scotland's Declan Gallagher fight for the ball during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Israel and Scotland in Netanya, Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Illustrative: Eran Zahavi, left, and Scotland's Declan Gallagher fight for the ball during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Israel and Scotland in Netanya, Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

An Eran Zahavi hat trick helped Israel brush past the Faroe Islands 4-0 in a soccer World Cup qualifier on Wednesday night.

The result leaves Israel second in the group after four games played. Unbeaten Group F leader Denmark continued its winning ways, beating Scotland 2-0 in the evening’s other group game.

Zehavi, who plays club soccer for the Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, opened the scoring in the 12th minute and grabbed a second goal just before halftime.  He wrapped up his hat trick in the second minute of injury time.

Hoffenheim striker Mu’nas Dabbur also scored with a 52nd-minute strike. Dabbur also had an assist for Zehavi’s second.

The result in Torshavn leaves Israel tied on points with Austria, but ahead on goal difference.

The Faroes are second-last in the group, ahead of Moldova.

Israel has not qualified for the World Cup since Mexico in 1970.

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