Israel managed a respectable a 1-1 draw against Russia in Moscow .
More Euro 2008 updates here .
And still with Israel.It’s under-21 team has qualified for the first time for the European Championship Football tournament next year. They beat France’s under 21 team 1-0 .
Steve McClaren will not be too be thrilled that his next big challenge, when England carry on their strained campaign in the new year, will be a game in Tel Aviv.