UEFA Qualifications Tournament Group 4 MP W D L GD P Sweden 10 8 2 0 20:3 26 qualified Turkey 10 6 3 1 18:8 21 play-off (won) Slovakia 10 5 2 3 16:9 17 Macedonia 10 1 4 5 11:18 7 Moldova 10 1 3 6 6:20 6
Darko Tofiloski saved a penalty for his Schaffhausen, Gjorgji Hristov scored a goal against Artim Sakiri’s team and won the Macedonian derby in Azerbaijan, while Mirsad Mijadinoski continues with his good form for Újpest in Hungary.
With two goals Muharem Bajrami brought a valuable win for his team Šilutė in Lithuania. Nikolce Noveski scored for Mainz in the German second league, while Slavco Georgievski also scored but for Slavia from Sofia in the Bulgarian championship.
All 5 teams from the 9th Qualification group for WC 2010 have used 20th of August to play friendlies that will serve as last preparations before the start of the qualification tournament.
Goran Stankovski scored for Sibir, Velice Sumulikoski came back from Burnley with a 3:0 win, Gjoko Hadzievski won with Baku, while Trajanov and Kanatlarovski faced eachother in the Bulgarian first league.
Riste Naumov scored again for Viktoria just three minutes after he got in the game. Gjoko Hadzievski started the new season in Azerbaijan with a hard 1:0 win with a goal in the 92nd minute, while goalkeeper Aleksandar Alcinov had a nightmare match in Latvia in which he received seven goals.
Busy Saturday for the Macedonian internationals. While Pance Kumbev and Vlade Lazarevski faced eachother in Poland, Orhan Mustafi scored twice in his debut for Basel, Goran Maznov netted once for Tom', Sakiri once too but for Qarabagh and Igor Mitreski, Oka Nikolov and Nikolce Noveski advanced in the next round of the German Cup.
FK Rabotnicki Skopje is eliminated from the Champions League as they failed to win in the home leg against Azerbaijani side Inter Baku FC. The match finished 1:1 which means that the away team will proceed into the 2nd round on the away goals rule.
Gjorgji Hristov, former Macedonian national team member and current leading striker of the national team, moves to FK Baku in Azerbaijan.
The draw for the European competitions was made today and the Macedonian clubs got hard tasks. Rabotnicki will meet Inter Baku in the Champions League qualifications while Pelister will play against APOEL and Milano will face Omonia in the UEFA Cup qualifications.