Israel’s youth soccer squad astonished the globe on Saturday night by defeating Brazil in the FIFA U20 Globe Cup quarterfinals with a score of 3:2 after extra time.
Israel’s youth team, which advanced to the European soccer championship finals last summer, made history when it overcame a deficit to defeat Brazil in the U20 quarterfinals, the world championship for teams under 20 that is being held in Argentina.
In their final group match against Japan, the Israeli team overcame a deficit to defeat their opponent and proceed to the round of 16.
The team was able to defeat Uzbekistan and Japan by scoring significant goals in overtime.
Israel totally controlled the game in the first half, but they were scoreless at the break.
The Brazilian team managed to score in the 56th minute, but the Israeli side responded with a goal from Halaili, who had scored the game-winning goal in the previous round, less than 4 minutes later.
Israel once again fell behind a minute into overtime but managed to make up ground by scoring a goal a minute later.
In the 108th minute, Israeli player Dor Turgeman made an incredible solo move to advance the ball past two Brazilian defenders and score an incredible goal.
Israel’s youth squad had an opportunity to win the match with a penalty kick in the second extra period, but captain Eli Mademon missed it.
After that, they were given another penalty, which they also missed, but Israel still won the match 3:2, advancing to the U20 semifinals.
Israel’s young team will compete against the winner of the game between the United States and Uruguay in the semifinals.
Israel is now regarded as having a chance to win the U20 championship, regardless of the outcome.
Ofir Haim, the team’s coach, said: “What we did was for the entire country.
You could clearly see today that we were the superior squad and that we deserved to win.
I wanted to pass out during the penalty kicks, but I knew we wouldn’t be exhausted because of how mentally tough this team is.
We have players who believe in themselves and a strong sense of character.
We recognize our goodness.
Issac Herzog, the president of the nation, posted on Twitter: “Our youth soccer team played a wonderful game. What a huge triumph.
These days, you inspire us with a fantastic team effort and a true sportsmanlike fighting spirit, earning us a lot of respect and joy.