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The Israel national football team (Hebrew: נבחרת ישראל בכדורגל, Nivḥeret Yisra’el BeChaduregel) is the national football team of Israel, governed by the Israel Football Association (IFA). Israel’s national team is the direct successor of the Mandatory Palestine national football team, which played five internationals in 1934–1940, and was managed by the Eretz Israel Football Association. Israel has competed in FIFA World Cup qualifiers in three different confederations, competing in the Asian Football Confederation before settling in Europe as a member of the Union of European Football Associations in 1994. The Israeli side qualified for their only FIFA World Cup to date in 1970. Israel also hosted and won the AFC Asian Cup in 1964, and was finalist in 1956 and in 1960.