Group Four Round-up
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Israel moved top of Group Four with victory over Faroe Islands.Israel moved top of Group Four with victory over Faroe Islands, as Switzerland and France played out a 1-1 draw.
With Republic of Ireland winning in Cyprus, there are four sides all in contention to quality ahead of the final round of games.
Israel moved top thanks to a 2-1 win, but they are far from secure as they have played out all their games.
Yossi Benayoun was on target for Israel in the first minute, but they had to wait until late on to secure the points with Michael Zandberg netting in the dying moments.
The Faroes secured some consolation as Simun Samuelsson netted in injury time for the visitors.
The victory takes Israel to the top of the table on 18 points as Switzerland and France played out a 1-1 draw.
Djibril Cisse handed France the lead on the hour mark, but they were pegged back ten minutes from time when Lilian Thuram diverted Ludovic Magnin's effort beyond Gregory Coupet.
France and the Swiss both have 17 points, while Ireland are on 16, and there are many permutations still open ahead of Wednesday's final round of games.
France would appear to be in a strong position, as victory at home to Cyprus will take them through, while the Swiss travel to Dublin to face Ireland in what is sure to be tense encounter.