Israel Takes the Top in Euro Qualifying Group

Ecstatic Netanyahu celebrates with players after they defeat Bosnia 3-0, remaining undefeated and raising hopes for 2016 Euro Championship.

Ari Yashar,

Binyamin Netanyahu with Israel national team
Binyamin Netanyahu with Israel national team
Amos Ben Gershon/GPO/Flash 90
Israel's national soccer team soundly defeated Bosnia 3-0 on Sunday night at Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, placing itself squarely at the head of its group in the qualifying round of the UEFA 2016 European Championship.

Over 30,000 fans cheered the victory, including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid), as Israel took the top of Group B with nine points, placing itself ahead of Wales.

The match leaves Israel undefeated in the qualifying games, having won last month against Andorra 4-1 and Cyprus 2-1. Israel is a point ahead of Wales, even though Wales has already played four matches.

Video shows a pensive Netanyahu watching the action on the pitch:

After the rousing victory, Netanyahu went into the changing rooms to congratulate and celebrate with the ecstatic players.

Israel's goals were scored by Gil VermouthOmer Damari, and Eran Zahavi. Highlights from the action can be seen here:

Binyamin Netanyahu watches the match Amos Ben Gershon/GPO/Flash 90



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