Israel 2019 third - Orel Dgani #19 (Euro 2020 Qualification)

Match issued Israel 2019 third/special shirt, issued to center back Orel Dgani #19 for the Euro 2020 qualification match against Poland away on June 10, 2019 at the National Stadium in Warsaw. Dgani was an unused substitute as Israel were comprehensively defeated 4-0 by Poland, remaining in second place in the group.

Dgani has appeared sporadically for the national team, and has only been a starter (as a right back) for about half a year during the Euro 2016 qualifiers. In fact, since the end of the Euro 2016 qualifiers, he has only made a single appearance in almost 4 years, against Austria in March 2019.

This is a very special and unique shirt, as it was specially made for this match against Poland. The reason for this is because Israel`s home kit is white while the away kit is a very light blue, meaning both of them clash with Poland`s white home kit. As a result, Puma designed this shirt for this match, which notably has a different design and feel from the home and away kits, not just a different color.

As this was Israel`s last match as of the writing of this post, it is currently unclear whether this shirt is a one-time thing, or if it will be replacing the home kit or used in other matches. As such, I have (at least for now) labeled this shirt as the (unofficial) third kit.


Israel pre-match team photo against Poland away in Warsaw    (c) gettyimages

Israel players defending a free kick taken by Poland captain Robert Lewandowski   (c) gettyimages

Israel captain Bibras Natcho in action against Poland away in Warsaw

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