Select Page
Israel's midfielder Marwan Kabha vies for the ball with Spain's midfielder Isco during the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup European Group G qualifying football match between Israel and Spain at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on October 9, 2017. Spain is already qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

JACK GUEZ/Getty Images

Spain midfielder Isco reportedly was approached by a home fan brandishing a knife following Monday’s 1-0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying win over Israel.

Spanish daily Marca cited local news outlet Ynet, which reported six Israel fans were arrested at the Teddi Malcha Stadium in the nation’s capital on Monday after storming the field after the final whistle.

The report told how the fan dropped the knife before reaching Isco and was apprehended by officers. There has been no announcement from the authorities about what the man’s plan was.

Speaking to Spanish news agency EFE (h/t Sport), police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld assured no players were at risk: “There was no security incident. The usual security measures were carried out last night, during and after the game.”

Isco came on after 66 minutes and impressed in his second-half cameo, so much so that Spanish newspaper AS described the Real Madrid playmaker as “the chief” on Tuesday’s front page:

Asier Illarramendi’s 76th-minute thunderbolt proved to be the difference between the two teams, and while Spain confirmed their 2018 World Cup status last week, Israel have known for some time they would not advance.

Bleacher Report – Front Page

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This