There are a number of questions related to "es gibt" vs "da ist". I think there are cases where only "ist", and not "da ist" can be used, and wonder what rules on how to differentiate to "es gibt" apply on these cases:
In diesem Glas ist wenig Wasser.
I'm not sure if "In diesem Glas" could be replaced by "da", ending up with an equivalent sentence. I've also heard:
Morgen ist kein Fußball.
Meaning that we won't play tomorrow. I think there is no way of using "da ist" with this sentence. But I would have never said like that, I'd have said "Morgen gibt es kein Fußball".
Why is "ist" used in this sentence, because Fußball is not abstract (following the abstract/actual concept explained here)?