Israeli under-19 soccer team wins semis, reaches its first-ever European final

Israel’s under-19 men’s soccer team has reached its first-ever European final game, defeating France Tuesday in the semifinals in Slovakia by a score of 2-1. It will play England in Friday’s final.

The national youth soccer team had made history on Saturday night by qualifying for the semifinal of the UEFA under-19 championships, the furthest an Israeli squad had ever advanced in the contest.

The achievement also came with a ticket to participate in the under-20 soccer World Cup, which is to be held next year in Indonesia.

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