U16: Macedonia 7th at Vlatko Marković tournament

Macedonian U16 national team ended up at the 7th place at Vlatko Marković tournament in Osijek, Croatia. Our lads had one win (Montenegro) and two defeats (Romania and Bosnia-Herzegovina) with one canceled game due to positive Covid-19 test (Zambia).

photo by HNS: president Davor Šuker of HNS gives the trophy to the Croatian captain

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The general impression is that our team has a lot of work to do to improve itself in the future. We couldn’t provide more information about our team’s performances at this tournament because there is nothing written about it on the official web site of the Football federation of Macedonia.

Croatia won the tournament with a 4:0 win in the final against Romania.
Final standings: 1. Croatia, 2. Romania, 3. Qatar, 4. Zambia, 5. Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6. Bulgaria, 7. Macedonia, 8. Montenegro.

Group stage

23 September
Macedonia Macedonia – Zambia not played
Cancelled due to positive Covid-19 test in the Zambian team.

24 September, Grafičar stadium in Osijek Croatia
Macedonia Macedonia – Romania Romania 2:4 (1:3)
Goals: 30′ Jamini, 72′ (pen) Gjorgievski – 6′ 35′ Melniciuc, 38′ Mazilu, 60′ Caragea
Macedonia: unknown Coach: Toni Jakimovski
Romania: Kis, Fărăgău (50′ Sgîrcitu), Horșia (64′ Vînău), Stefănescu (64′ Tudose), Borza (64′ Brășfăleanu), Stancovici (64′ Cibi), Nagy (50′ Costea), Mazilu (50′ Manolache), Mihăilă (50′ Moraru), Pop (50′ Nemțanu), Melniciuc (50′ Caragea). Coach: Răzvan Rotaru

25 September, Grafičar stadium in Osijek Croatia
Macedonia Macedonia – Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina 0:6 (0:4)
Goals: 1′ Brkić, 6′ Lamadžema, 12′ Damjanić, 16′ Čamber, 55′ 57′ Zahirović
Macedonia: unknown Coach: Toni Jakimovski
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Šutković, Kolenda, Nurković, Hadžić, Damjanić, Čamber, Prusina, Lamadžema, Zukanović, Pašić, Brkić. Bench: Husić, Babović, Karić, Gosto, Sušić, Kozina, Prguda, Raca, Tabaković, Jakupović, Zahirović. Coach: Nermin Šabić

Match for the 7th place

27 September: Grafičar stadium in Osijek Croatia
Macedonia Macedonia – Montenegro Montenegro 1:0 (1:0)
Goals: 34′ Jamini
Macedonia: S. Talevski, Zdravkovski, Stojilevski, Kurti, Gjorgievski, Jamini (48′ N. Talevski), Stojanov, Tairi, Nuhija, Miloshev, Sulejman. Coach: Toni Jakimovski
Montenegro: Petrović, Miranović, Vračar, Milinković (51′ Roganović), Krivokapić, Lečić, Ljuljanović (45′ Mujković), Marsenić,
Bubanja, Tešović (58′ Radojević), Pavičević (58′ Jukić). Coach: Goran Perišić

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