The Israeli national team's 2023 World Cup qualifying campaign, which opened on the right foot with two consecutive victories and has since taken a negative turn with three consecutive losses, is now reaching its first climax - and hopefully not the last.
Guy Goodes' team hosts the Estonian team at the Shlomo Team Hall for a game of being or ceasing in the last round of the first round.
The professional team continued with the same squad from the game in Lublin, without the courage of a laser and Yiftach Ziv who did not register.
The math is simple: a victory will ensure second place in the fourth house, with a 3: 3 balance that the team will take with it to the second house stage.
Loss - and the blue-and-whites will need help from Germany, which is currently hosting Poland in Bremen.
If Israel is defeated, it will only be able to step up if the Poles lose.
If they win, the team has finished its way in the campaign.
To be or to cease, Photo: FIBA, official website
In the November 2021 game window, Israel defeated both Poland (61:69 at home) and Estonia (69:79 away), but has since lost three games in a row, with each loss more frustrating and annoying than the previous one: 71:67 at home and 84 : 80 outside Germany in February and 90: 85 in Poland at the end of overtime on Thursday.
The loss in Lublin complicated the picture and Israel comes into the game knowing that it must rise and return to the winning track to secure its place in the second round, where Finland, Slovenia and one of Sweden or Croatia are already waiting.
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