A bad day for Irish soccer as a last minute Israeli goal meant Ireland only managed a draw in Tel Aviv. In truth, the two sides were almost as bad as each other in what must have been a dour game for the neutral. Ireland never really got going and didn't seem to have the invention nor the will to add to Clinton Morrison's early strike. A massive improvement will be required if they are to reach the World Cup finals in Germany.
Elsewhere, Northern Ireland slumped to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of a much superior English side who dominated throughout.