Match issued Israel 2016/17 away shirt, issued to attacking midfielder Michael Ohana #19 for the World Cup 2018 qualification match against Albania away on November 12, 2016 in Elbasan Arena. Ohana was an unused substitute as Israel came out rampant 3-0 winners - one of Israel's most impressive away victories ever - in front of a hostile crowd.
This was Ohana's first-ever call-up to the national team, and as of the writing of this post, he has only made a single appearance for the national team, starting the match against Macedonia at home in September 2017.
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.
This is the first of the two white away models worn by Israel during this qualification campaign, being used in the first half of the campaign against Macedonia away, Lichtenstein at home, Spain away, and this match. This was the only one of those in which match details were printed on the shirt. For some reason, the shirt was then changed to an alternative white version (see here and here) with the trademark 3 stripes running down the sides of the shirt instead of along the shoulders.
|Zahavi celebrating his goal vs. Albania away in Elbasan|
|Israel players celebrating Einbinder's goal vs. Albania away in Elbasan|
|Israel players celebrating Zahavi's goal vs. Albania away in Elbasan|
|Israel's Almog Cohen and Rami Gershon in action vs. Albania away in Elbasan|