Macedonia to face Kosovo in the play-off semifinal

Kosovo will the opponent that Macedonia will have to eliminate in order to reach the final of the play-off for winning a place at the 2020 EURO.

photo by Le Matin: the Kosovo players celebrate a goal in the Nations League


After an exiting end of the UEFA Nations League League D group stage matches, it is the national team of Kosovo that ended as third-best group winner and will face Macedonia in the semifinal of the play-off for reaching 2020 EURO.

Kosovo tonight smashed their direct rivals Azerbaijan with 4:0 and cemented the first place in the Group 3. This result put Belarus on the fourth place and sent them on a semifinal match with best-ranked Georgia.

Macedonia will be host of the single legged semifinal in March 2020. The exact date will the 26th, 27th or 28th. The winner will go to the final that will be played few days later, on the 29th, 30th or the 31st.

Of course, this is all still hypothetical as the standard qualifiers for the 2020 EURO are yet to be played. If even one of the four teams qualifies through the standard qualifiers, the pairs will be changed as a new team will get a chance. But in reality it is hard to believe that any of Georgia, Macedonia, Belarus or Kosovo will be able to make a sensation and qualify through the standard qualifiers.

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