Qualifications Tournament Group C MP W D L GD P Spain 10 9 0 1 23:3 27 qualified Slovakia 10 7 1 2 17:8 22 qualified Ukraine 10 6 1 3 14:4 19 play-off (won) Belarus 10 3 2 5 8:14 11 Luxembourg 10 1 1 8 6:27 4 Macedonia 10 1 1 8 6:18
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.
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.
Luxembourgian national team coach Guy Hellers these days anounced the squad for the home friendly match against Macedonia on 20th of August. He called up 21 players from which only three of them are playing outside the domestic championship with FC Metz's player Jeff Strasser being the biggest name on the list.
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.