1962 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 7

The five teams (four of them played with Romania withdrawing) in this group played in a knockout stage on a home-and-away basis. The winner (Italy) qualified for the seventh FIFA World Cup held in Chile.

MatchesEdit

First roundEdit

13 November 1960 Cyprus   1 – 1   Israel Nicosia, Cyprus
Shialis   Report Kofman   31' Referee: Bajić (Yugoslavia)

27 November 1960 Israel   6 – 1   Cyprus Tel Aviv, Israel
Levi   14'30'66'
Stelmach   61'88'
Nahari   34'
Report Shialis   Referee: Bajić (Yugoslavia)

Israel advanced to the Second Round.

Second roundEdit

Romania withdrew, so Italy advanced to the Final Round automatically.

14 March 1961 Israel   1 – 0   Ethiopia Tel Aviv, Israel
Glazer   69' Referee: Zsolt (Hungary)

19 March 1961 Israel   3 – 2   Ethiopia Haifa, Israel
Glazer   27'77'
Stelmach   59'
Mengistu  
Tesfaye  
Referee: Pósa (Hungary)

Israel advanced to the Final Round.

Final roundEdit

15 October 1961 Israel   2 – 4   Italy Tel Aviv, Israel
Stelmach   15'
Young   38'
Report Lojacono   53' (pen.)
Altafini   79'
Corso   87'90'
Referee: Takow (Bulgaria)

4 November 1961 Italy   6 – 0   Israel Turin, Italy
Sivori   16'52'65'88'
Corso   59'
Angelillo   69'
Report Referee: Asensi Martin (Spain)

Italy qualified.

Team statsEdit

  ItalyEdit

Head coach:   Giovanni Ferrari

Pos. Player DoB Games
played
Goals Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on     Club
FW José Altafini August 24, 1938 2 1 180 0 0 90 90   A.C. Milan
FW Antonio Angelillo September 5, 1937 1 1 90 0 0 - 90   A.S. Roma
DF Bruno Bolchi February 21, 1940 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   Inter Milan
GK Lorenzo Buffon December 19, 1929 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   Inter Milan
MF Mario Corso August 25, 1941 2 3 180 0 0 90 90   Inter Milan
MF Francisco Lojacono December 11, 1935 1 1 90 0 0 90 -   A.S. Roma
DF Giacomo Losi September 10, 1935 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   A.S. Roma
DF Cesare Maldini February 5, 1932 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   A.C. Milan
MF Bruno Mora March 29, 1937 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   Juventus F.C.
DF Enzo Robotti June 13, 1935 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   Fiorentina
FW Omar Sivori October 2, 1935 2 4 180 0 0 90 90   Juventus F.C.
MF Giovanni Trapattoni March 17, 1939 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   A.C. Milan

  IsraelEdit

Head coach:   Gyula Mándi

Pos. Player DoB Games
played
Goals Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on             Club
MF Aharon Amar 1937 3 0 270 0 0 90 90 90 - - -   Maccabi Haifa F.C.
DF Mordechai Benbinisti 6 0 540 0 0 90 90 90 90 90 90   Hapoel Jerusalem F.C.
FW Yehoshua Glazer December 29, 1927 2 3 180 0 0 - - 90 90 - -   Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.
MF Yosef Goldstein 3 0 270 0 0 - 90 90 90 - -   Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.
DF Yaacov Grundman 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - 90 -   Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C.
GK Ya'akov Hodorov June 16, 1927 2 0 180 0 0 - - - - 90 90   Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C.
FW Boaz Kofman 1 1 90 0 0 90 - - - - -   Hapoel Petah Tikva
FW Shlomo Levi 4 3 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 - -   Hapoel Haifa F.C.
DF Amatsia Levkovich 6 0 540 0 0 90 90 90 90 90 90   Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C.
MF Avraham Menchel December 12, 1935 5 0 450 0 0 90 90 - 90 90 90   Maccabi Haifa F.C.
DF Zvi Moisescu August 13, 1939 2 0 180 0 0 90 90 - - - -   Maccabi Netanya
MF Shlomo Nahari 3 1 270 0 0 - 90 90 - 90 -   Hapoel Petah Tikva
DF Shalom Peterburg 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - - 90   Hapoel Petah Tikva
FW Zecharia Ratzabi 3 0 270 0 0 90 - - - 90 90   Hapoel Petah Tikva
FW Danny Shmulevich-Rom November 29, 1940 4 0 360 0 0 - 90 90 90 - 90   Maccabi Haifa F.C.
FW Nahum Stelmach July 19, 1936 5 4 450 0 0 90 90 90 - 90 90   Hapoel Petah Tikva
DF Zvi Tendler 2 0 180 0 0 - - - - 90 90   Hapoel Haifa F.C.
MF Gideon Tish 5 0 450 0 0 90 - 90 90 90 90   Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C.
GK Yaacov Visoker 4 0 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 - -   Hapoel Petah Tikva
DF Uri Weinberg 1 0 90 0 0 - - - 90 - -   Hapoel Haifa F.C.
FW Roeben Young 3 1 270 0 0 - - - 90 90 90   Hapoel Haifa F.C.

  EthiopiaEdit

Head coach:   Slavko Milošević

Pos. Player DoB Games
played
Goals Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on     Club
DF Mekouria Kebede Asfaw 2 0 180 0 0 90 90
DF Berhe Asmelash 2 0 180 0 0 90 90
DF Mohamed Awad 2 0 180 0 0 90 90
GK Mikael Gila 2 0 180 0 0 90 90
DF Araya Kiflom 2 3 180 0 0 90 90
FW Kebede Metaferia 2 1 180 0 0 90 90
FW Abde Selassie Netsere 2 0 180 0 0 90 90
MF Mekouria Tadesse 2 0 180 0 0 90 90
MF Gebre Medhin Tesfaye 2 0 180 0 0 90 90
MF Luciano Vassalo 2 1 180 0 0 90 90   Cotton Factory Club
FW Mengistu Worku 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   Saint George S.C.

  CyprusEdit

Head coach:   Argyrios Gavalas

Pos. Player DoB Games
played
Goals Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on     Club
DF Pambos Charalambous 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   Anorthosis
MF Vasos Demetriadis 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   Nea Salamina
GK Nicos Eleftheriadis 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   Omonia Nicosia
DF Antonis Kkaras 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   Anorthosis
MF Panicos Krystallis 1942 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   Apollon Limassol
DF Militis 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   Pezoporikos Larnaca
FW Andreas Pakkos 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   Omonia Nicosia
DF Costas Panayiotou 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   Omonia Nicosia
MF Michalis Shialis 2 2 180 0 0 90 90   Anorthosis
FW Panayiotis Tselepis 1 0 90 0 0 90 -   Omonia Nicosia
Yiannos 1 0 90 0 0 - 90   AEL Limassol
MF Demetris Zangilos 2 0 180 0 0 90 90   Anorthosis

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