Israel kept alive their hopes of a top-two finish in Euro 2016 qualifying Group B with a comfortable 4-0 victory over rock-bottom Andorra in Haifa.
All four goals were scored in the opening 38 minutes as third-placed Israel stayed within touching distance of pool pacesetters Wales and Belgium, who remained five and two points better off respectively after also picking up wins on Thursday.
Eran Zahavi struck the opener after just three minutes, with Nir Bitton making it 2-0 with a 22nd-minute header....
ZURICH -- A FIFA panel aiming to improve Israeli-Palestinian football relations has met for the first time and agreed a follow-up session in the Middle East next month.
FIFA says it hosted the two football federations' leaders on Wednesday with panel chairman Tokyo Sexwale, a South African businessman.
Sexwale, who some football officials want to be a FIFA presidential candidate, was appointed in May after Palestinians dropped a request for the FIFA Congress to vote on suspending Israel.
JERUSALEM -- The head of the Palestine Football Association has complained to FIFA that one of their players was detained by Israel, an incident he says illustrates his demand that the Israelis be suspended.
Jibril Rajoub's letter to FIFA president Sepp Blatter says a player was stalled while trying to leave Israel to attend a training session in Tunisia.
Israeli media quoted security officials as saying the player was briefly detained because he had served as a courier for Hamas in the past.