Tomorrow's Euro 2008 qualifier in Ramat Gan will see Israel and England competing in an official soccer game for the first time ever.
England has previously played two friendly matches in Israel - a 2-1 victory in 1986 and a 0-0 draw in 1988. Israel has never played in England.
The qualifying round of the Euro 2008 finals, which will be held in Austria and Switzerland next summer, requires each of the seven teams in Israel's group to play each other twice, once home and once away.
The second leg against England will be played in the U.K. on September 8.
The first of Israel's "home" matches against Andorra was played in Holland, due to the Lebanon War.
Israel currently has seven points, having won against Andorra (4-1) and Estonia (1-0, away), drawn against Russia, and lost its second home game 4-3 against Croatia in Ramat Gan in November.
Israel will play Estonia, also in Ramat Gan, on March 28, with the other remaining matches in the group set for later in the year.
Tomorrow's match is sold out and the 41,000-capacity stadium will be full. The match will, of course, be shown live on television.
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