UEFA Qualifications Tournament Group A Team MP W D L GD P Belgium 10 8 2 0 18:4 26 qualified Croatia 10 5 2 3 12:9 17 play-off (won) Serbia 10 4 2 4 18:11 14 Scotland 10 3 2 5 8:12 11 Wales 10 3 1 6 9:20 10
Kemal Alomerovik scored one of the two goals in his team’s victory in Hungary, Filip Ivanovski brought the win to his team in Poland, Boban Grncarov also scored but failed to win in Israel, while Velice Sumulikoski played his first game for Ipswich after a long absence. Germany, 1. Bundesliga, Eintracht Frankfurt – Energie Cottbus
Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk has announced the 25-men-squad for the following qualifying matches for Netherlands. Macedonia will meet Netherlands on 1st of April at 20.45 CET on Amsterdam ArenA as part of the 9th qualification group for WC 2010.
UEFA Qualifications Tournament Group 9 MP W D L GD P Netherlands 8 8 0 0 17:2 24 qualified Norway 8 2 4 2 9:7 10 Scotland 8 3 1 4 6:11 10 Macedonia 8 2 1 5 5:11 7 Iceland 8 1 2 5 7:13 5 Results: 06.09.08 Macedonia
According to the September FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings List, Macedonia moved down for 2 positions and is now in the 56th place.
At the beginning of September, Macedonia will have a special honor to host one of the greatest national team’s supporters, the Scottish group called the Tartan Army. They will be coming for the World Cup 2010 qualification match Macedonia – Scotland that will be played on September the 6th on Gradski stadium in Skopje.
Srečko Katanec, the coach of the Macedonian national team, announced the 20-men squad for the WC 2010 qualification matches against Scotland and Netherlands.
The football federation of Macedonia has published an official announcement regarding the tickets sale for the two upcoming qualifying matches against Scotland and Netherlands.
Two goals for Goran Pandev in the Coppa Italia, one for Goce Sedloski in Austria, one for Filip Ivanovski in Poland, victories for Goran Stanik, Goran Maznov and Nderim Nedzipi. All in all, good Saturday for the Macedonian internationals across Europe.
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.