Kaspars Gorks header in the 59th minute gave Latvia a 1:0 win over Israel in FIFA World Cup qualifying round (group 2).
Israel dominated the first half but failed to score. In the 59th minute Queens Park Rangers defender Kaspars Gorks rose to head in a corner kick, and gave Latvia 3 important points.
Israel coach Dror Kashtan said after the match: "I didn't believe it would be finished this way, it is very disappointing".
After seven games Switzerland top group 2 with 16 points. Greece and Ltvia has 13 points each, while Israel remain fourth with nine points.
Israel will host Luxembourg on Wednesday (21.00) in Ramat Gan Stadium.
Israel: Dudu Aouate; Yuval Shpungin, Dekel Keinan, Avi Strul, Dedi Ben Dayan; Gal Alberman (Tamir Cohen 46), Biram Kayal, Yossi Benayoun (Aviram Baruchian 66), Yaniv Katan; Elyaniv Barda, Omer Golan (Ben Sahar 62).
Referee: Knut Kircher (Germany)
Israel squad for Luxembourg:
Goalkeepers: Dudu Aouate (RCD Mallorca), Nir Davidovitch (Maccabi Haifa), Liran Shtrauber (Maccabi Tel Aviv)
Defenders: Avi Strool (KSC Lokeren), Yoav Ziv (KSC Lokeren), Yuval Shpungin (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Tal Ben Haim (Portsmouth), Klemi Saban (Maccabi Netanya), Din Mori (Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv), David Ben Dayan (Hapoel Tel Aviv)
Midfielders: Biram Kayal (Maccabi Haifa), Gal Alberman (Borussia Monchengladbach), Aviram Baruchyan (Beitar Jerusalem), Yossi Benayoun (Liverpool), Salim Toama (Larissa F.C), Gil Vermit (Hapoel Tel Aviv), Tamir Cohan (Bolton Wanderers)
Forwards: Omer Golan (KSC Lokeren), Ben Sahar (Espanyol), Elyaniv Barda (KRC Genk), Barak Itzhaki (Beitar Jerusalem)
Israel National Team Schedule
7.9.09 Training session 18.00-19.30
8.9.09 Press conference with Dror Kashtan 17.30
8.9.09 Training session 18.00-19.30 (Closed for madia)
9.9.09 Israel - Luxembourg 21.00