The Macedonian U21 was surprisingly defeated away to Estonia U21 with 1:0 in the qualifications for the UEFA U21 championship. This was the first goal for the Estonian U21 in the qualifications so far.
Vanco Trajanov got injured in a car accident while driving to Sofia from where he should have flied to Luxembourg. Katanec decided not to call up any new player, so the national team will be consisted of 16 players for the friendly match against Luxembourg.
Mirsad Jonuz, the coach of the Macedonian U21 national team, announced the squad for the qualifying match away to Estonia that will be played in Rakvere on 20th of August.
Srecko Katanec, the coach of the Macedonian national team, announced the 18-men squad for the friendly match against Luxembourg for the final preparations before the WC 2010 qualifications.
Srecko Katanec, the coach of the Macedonian team expects three points from the two opening matches for the WC 2010 qualifications against Scotland and Holland that will be played in September.
According to the August 2008 FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking list, Macedonia moved up for 2 position on the ranking and is now placed on the 54th position.
After the cancellation by the Ukrainian Football Federation, the Macedonian Football Federation has arranged a friendly match against Luxembourg that will be played on 20th August.
According to the July 2008 FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking list, Macedonia kept the same ranking from the last 3 months and stayed on the 56th position.
Marko Pavlov, a Macedonian football player born on Iceland, is about to be promoted to the first team of famous Spanish club Real Betis Balompie as one of the biggest talents in their B squad.
The Ukrainian football federation has canceled the friendly match against Macedonia that was supposed to be played in Ukraine on 20th August, before the start of the WC 2010 qualifications.