Israel 2016/17 GK - Omri Glazer #23 (World Cup 2018 Qualification)


Match issued Israel 2016/17 green GK shirt, issued to Omri Glazer #23 for the World Cup 2018 Qualification match against Albania away on November 12, 2016 at Elbasan Arena in Elbasan. Glazer was an unused substitute as Israel ran out comfortable 3-0 winners, one of Israel's most impressive competitive away victories, in front of a hostile crowd.

This match was the first time that Glazer was called up to the senior national team. He would go on to make his debut for the national team almost a year later, starting in a home loss against Macedonia in the same campaign. As of the writing of this post, that was his single cap to date, and the only qualifying campaign that he participated in.

The shirt features match details, which were printed on the players shirts for this match, as was done for many (but not all) of the matches in this campaign - the first time this had been done. Curiously, the match details read "Shkoder" as the venue of the match. Indeed, the match was originally scheduled to take place in Shkodër. However, due to a recognized terrorist threat, the match was moved with short notice to Elbasan. The shirts had already been prepared at this point, and no effort was made to print new match details to replace the existing ones.


Glazer vs. Macedonia in September 2017 in Haifa (his only cap to date)

Glazer vs. Macedonia in September 2017 in Haifa (his only cap to date)

Glazer vs. Macedonia in September 2017 in Haifa (his only cap to date)

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