Interim manager Zoran stratev announced a 24 player squad for the last two 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Wales and Serbia.
Stratev will try to impress the FFM leadership as interim manager in the final two qualifying games in order to remain at the helm moving forward. Stratev stated in a press conference that he does want to become permanent manager, and will use these games to showcase himself to FFM.
In order to achieve good results on the last two games, both away, Stratev called up 3 players that weren’t in the last squad, among which includes one debutant in U21 left back Ezgjan Alioski of Swiss second division side Schauffhausen. Besides Alioski, returning to the squad are Muhamed Demiri, who has recovered following a lengthy injury, as well as the best player from the domestic league in Turnovo’s Dejan Blazhevski. Stratev dropped defenders Aleksandar Lazevski and Daniel Ivanovski, while Goran Popov and Ferhan Hasani remain outside out of the national team.
Tome Pachovski – Mechelen
Darko Tofiloski – Košice
Kristijan Naumovski – Dinamo București
Boban Grncharov – Botev Plovdiv
Stefan Ristovski – Latina
Nikolche Noveski – Mainz
Vanche Shikov – Volyn
Daniel Georgievski – Steaua
Daniel Mojsov – Brann
Ezgjan Alioski – Schaffhausen
Muhamed Demiri – St. Gallen
Nikola Gligorov – Xəzər
Ostoja Stjepanovikj – Wisła
Predrag Rangjelovikj – Jagodina
David Babunski – Barcelona B
Darko Tasevski – Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Adis Jahovikj – Vorskla
Ivan Trichkovski – Waasland-Beveren
Aleksandar Trajkovski – Mechelen
Goran Pandev – Napoli
Mirko Ivanovski – Astra
Agim Ibraimi – Cagliari
Jovan Kostovski – Leuven
Dejan Blazhevski – Turnovo
Macedonia will first visit Wales on 11 October, and then travel to Serbia four days later.