Another good performance by the Macedonian national team against big team, but still Holland proved to be a big favorite and succeed to get the first points in Skopje in the WC 2010 qualifications.
Macedonian U21 national team managed to drew 0:0 away to Norway. The hosts were huge favourites in the game, but did not manage to put the ball behind Naumovski in the Macedonian goal
Macedonia kicked off the World Cup qualifying campaign with big three points from the match against Scotland, with an early goal from Ilco Naumoski for a 1:0 win
6th September 2008, 15.00 CET MACEDONIA 1:0 SCOTLAND HT 1:0 Goals: 5′ Ilcho Naumoski Stadium: Gradski in Skopje Attendance: 9.000 MKD SCO 1. Petar Miloshevski (GK) 1. Craig Gordon (GK) 2. Nikolche Noveski 2. Alexander Graham 3. Robert Petrov 79′ 3. Gary Naysmith 4. Goce Sedloski (C) 4. Stephen McManus (C) 5. Igor Mitreski 5.
According to the September FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings List, Macedonia moved down for 2 positions and is now in the 56th place.
The U21 coach has announced the squad for the upcoming EC qualifying match against Norway that will take place on 9th of September in Fredrikstad, Norway.
Srečko Katanec, the coach of the Macedonian national team, announced the 20-men squad for the WC 2010 qualification matches against Scotland and Netherlands.
With a good performance that lasted only for one half and a victory over the 152nd ranked Luxembourg that can bring only a small motivational boost and nothing else, Macedonia finished the preparations for the World Cup qualifications.
20th August 2008, 20.00 CET LUXEMBOURG 1:4 MACEDONIA HT 0:3 Goals: 73′ Joël Kitenge – 6′, 45′ Goran Pandev, 33′ Vlatko Grozdanoski, 49′ Ilcho Naumoski Stadium: Josy Brathel in Luxembourg Attendance: 885 LUX MKD 1. Jonathan Joubert (GK) 1. Petar Miloshevski (GK) 46′ 2. Eric Hoffman 2. Nikolche Noveski 64′ 3. Jeff Strasser (C) 46′
The Macedonian national team has finished the preparations before the start of the WC 2010 qualifications, with a 1:4 win on the friendly match away to Luxembourg. Read the minute-after-minute live update by MacedonianFootball.com