Soccer: Israel cruises past Andorra to maintain Euro 2016 hopes

After losing its previous three matches, Israel kick-started its Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on Thursday night with a 4-0 victory against Andorra at Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa.

Israel remained in third place in Group B after brushing aside the minnows and picked up some much-needed confidence ahead of Sunday’s crucial showdown with Wales in Cardiff.

Wales continues to lead the group after beating Cyprus 1-0 in Nicosia, with Gareth Bale scoring the only goal of the match in the 82nd minute. Wales moved to 17 points, three ahead of Belgium, which defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-1 in Brussels. Edin Dzeko gave Bosnia the lead in the 15th minute, only for Marouane Fellaini (23), Kevin De Bruyne (44) and Eden Hazard (78) to complete the comeback for the hosts.


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