Table-topping Israel Bosses Bosnia in Euro Qualifier

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Israel's Gil Vermouth (14) celebrates after scoring a goal during their Euro 2016 qualifying match against Bosnia in Haifa, Sun., Nov. 16, 2014.Credit: Reuters

Israel beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-0 to restore its lead at the top Group B in its European Championship qualifying campaign. That result, coupled together with Wales' goalless against Belgium in Brussels, sees the top four teams separated by just four points.

In Haifa, Israel took another confident step towards qualifying for the 2016 Euros by keeping its record perfect with three straight victories.

Gil Vermouth and Omer Damari already scored in the first half, and after Toni Sunjic of Bosnia was red-carded early in the second half, Eran Zahavi closed out the scoring for the morale-boosting victory.

Israel leads the group with nine points from three games, one more than Wales, which also has played a game more. Cyprus beat Andorra 5-0 on a hat trick from George Efrem and has six points from four games.

They all top the group's two teams that played in the World Cup this summer.

Belgium, ranked fourth in the world, has five points from its first three matches while Bosnia is already facing elimination with two points from four games. Two teams from the group qualify directly for the 2016 finals. 

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