Netease Sports reported on October 9:
At 2:45 am on October 9th, Beijing time, the semi-finals of the 2020 European Cup qualifiers ushered in a crucial match. Israel scored a 0-0 tie with Scotland within 120 minutes. In the penalty shootout, Israel lost 3-5 and missed the European Cup. The only penalty kicked was former Guangzhou R&F striker Zahawi.
In 120 minutes, the offensive performance of the two teams was speechless. Scotland shot 0 on goal 17 times and Israel shot 1 on goal 12 times. The two teams took a total of 29 shots, and only one shot was in the goal. Both teams were unable to score, and the game eventually entered a penalty shootout.
In the first round of the penalty shootout, McGinn scored first for Scotland.
In the first 4 rounds of penalty shoot-outs, Scotland led 4-3. In the 5th round,
Israel's exit, the team still failed to taste the taste of the European Cup. Israel was a member of the AFC before 1992. After switching to UEFA, the team failed to make the main match for 7 consecutive European Cups since 1996. So far, Israel's only participation in an international competition occurred in 1970, when Israel participated in the World Cup group stage as an Asian representative.