After Hatem 'Abd al-Hamid was called up to the squad for tomorrow's game (Tuesday, 21:45) against Moldova in place of the injured Idan Nachmias, it became clear tonight (Monday) that Hapoel Beer Sheva's suffers from swelling in his knee and was released immediately by the team doctor.
Naturally, the future of and coach Willy Rotensteiner at the end of the campaign increases as you get closer to the finish line.
Israel will probably not be in the playoffs for promotion to the World Cup, but the association's chairman, Oren Hasson, made it clear yesterday that the Austrian's future is not on the agenda.
"If we had won yesterday then Willie would have continued and if we lost then he should have gone? We are not considering a coach based on one game," Hasson said. "The decisions and summaries will be made at the end of the campaign. What will they say? "