"Israel has moved the tectonic plates of football. It is a miracle never seen before"
France, Germany, Spain, Serbia and Portugal have responded to the sensational immigration of the youth team to the Euro final, claiming: "Large teams on the continent seem to be interested in Gluch, Lugsi and Madmon."
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Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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Summary: Israel's youth team defeated France 1: 2 (Sport 1)
Across Europe, they reacted with complete surprise to the qualification of the youth team for the Euro final.
On the morning after the 1: 2 victory over France, the Israeli team starred on the sports sites of a variety of countries on the old continent.
As expected, in France they mainly emphasized the disappointment of the loss.
"France has fallen into Israel's trap," L'Equipe wrote.
"Although it reached the semi-finals as a clear favorite, France changed the lineup in a strange way and helped the Israelis surprise."
The French "Eurosport" noted that "Israel poured cold water on the French euphoria" and added that "Israel surprised and recorded a huge achievement, even though it looked much less quality on the lawn."
France national team coach Landry Schauben said at the end: "I am very disappointed for the players who invested their souls from May. We lacked dynamism and quality in attack, even though it was our strength throughout the tournament. We did not start the game as we wanted, and lost patience. Israel punished us. In the few opportunities that came to them, and hit us just as they hit other rivals in the championship, with a passing attack after losing a ball, and in a stationary position. Success in the final. "
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Youth team (Photo: Official website, Seb Day - UEFA via Sportsfile)
Even outside France, they were surprised by the Israeli team.
The Serbian "Blick" stated that "this is a miracle that has not been seen in the history of the euro, an unprecedented sensation."
The Serbian "Sporestaki" also described the Israeli victory as "the sensation of the decade. Israel moved the tectonic plates of European football. It defended heroically, and recorded one of the greatest sensations in the history of the European Age Championships."
Der Kicker wrote that "the Israelis played bravely" and mentioned Ariel Lugassi as "agile", who they said, "was the outstanding actor", and in "S" they complimented Oscar Gluch that "he looked as dangerous as ever".
The "S" reporter notes the stars of the team: "Israel's best tournament since joining UEFA"
In Portugal the scouts mark the talents: "Lemkin gave a lesson in defense"
In Poland, they were impressed: "A very special glitch"
"Gluch is the discovery of the tournament"
There are also scouts who have marked Ariel Lugassi
Portuguese journalist Francisco Souza wrote that "this is one of the most amazing tournaments I can ever remember of a small team at the UEFA Junior Championships.
Israel is not afraid to move a ball, it has creative players who know how to control the ball, it plays modern football and its defense is very organized.
There are some future stars there.
"Oscar Gluch, Ariel Lugassi and Eli Madmon stand out above all others and there is already interest in them in big clubs in Europe, and the French goalkeeper, Stav Lemkin and El Yam Kanzapolski also showed exceptional ability today."
Israeli national teams
The youth team