Ok, I concede that I was wrong in saying that it was an U-19: it was some sort of an U-23 team. But for sure i wasn't an A-team. Italy had won the 1st match of the group in Israel by 2-3 only in August 2019: the team that they have subsequently beaten by 12-0 in February 2021 had 11 different players on the pitch out of 11, many of them quite unexperienced at Senior level, and no international. Israel team that played Germany yesterday was a mix of the two teams: there were some old veterans, including some of the ones that had played Italy in 2019, and 4 of the players that had lost to Italy by 12-0 earlier this year. Of course, as @Batfink pointed out, they had meanwhile gathered some more months of experience: it was wise by the coach having them debut vs Italy in a match that was basically meaningless to Israel. Wait, would you care to elaborate? Are you suggesting that Germany intentionally kept the score vs Israel at just 0-1? Maybe for some kind of "political" reason? Where does this come from? Any reliable source? Sounds made up by you on the spot.