Israel 2006/08 home - Yoav Ziv #14 (Euro 2008 Qualification)

Match worn Israel home shirt from the Euro 2008 qualification campaign, worn by left back Yoav Ziv #14 against England away at Wembley Stadium on September 8, 2007. The shirt was swapped with one of the England forwards after the match. Ziv started and played the full match as Israel lost 3-0 - their worst result of the qualifying campaign, which was otherwise impressive, as they finished in 4th place in their group with 23 points - one away from qualifying for Euro 2008. Ziv was Israel's first-choice left back during the campaign, starting and playing 9 of the 12 qualifying matches. Interestingly, this was the only qualifying campaign where the same design for the sleeve patch was used in both the qualifiers and in the final tournament.

This was the last Puma design to be worn in competitive matches by Israel, as they switched to adidas in 2008 after many years with Puma. (There was actually a new puma design made after this one, but it was only worn in two friendly matches before abruptly switching to adidas)

Ziv fighting off England's Steven Gerrard during the match        (c) getty images

Ziv battling with England's Micah Richards           (c) getty images

Ziv with the shirt during the match         (c) getty images
Ziv with the shirt during the match       (c) getty images