The young Macedonians played a goalless draw against the tournament host nation but latter celebrated a win in the penalty shoot-outs.
photo by NFS BIH: Aleksa Jordanov clears a ball during the game
A tought and even game wsa played earlier today in the Bosnian city of Zenica. Macedonia had a scoring opportunity in the 24th minute when Sava Avramovski fired a great shot that was forced the home keeper to show his skills.
Both teams failed to create better scoring chances and the game went into penalty kicks. Spase Terziev i Vasko Ivanov converted their penalties, while four of hosts’ players missed to gave Macedonia a penalty victory.
Training center NS/FS BiH in Zenica
Macedonia U16 – Bosna-Herzegovina U16 0:0 (2:1 p.s.o.)
Macedonia: Aleksa Jordanov; Filip Kostovski, Ali Asani, Dimitar Todorovski, Aleksandar Gjurkovski, Gorazd Stoimenov, Sava Avramovski, Ivan Nikolov, Metodi Maksimov, Vlada Novevski, Mario Kosteski, Anatolij Petejchuk. Also played: Mario Ilievski, Spase Terziev, Filip Kostovski, Azer Omerovikj, Fisnik Saliu, Luka Stankovski, Vasko Ivanov, Jasin Sali.
Bosna-Herzegovina: Petar Zovko; Halid Džanko, Faruk Duraković, Elvedin Kečanović, Edvin Kovačević, Hamza Gasal, Silvio Ilinović, Amar Drina, Din Cviko, Amar Tahrić, Danilo Teodorović. Also played: Anes Hrustanović, Sergej Vitonji, Mate Zvonimir Lasić, Ajdin Jusupović, Đorđe Nišić, Marko Kujundžić, Andrija Janjić.
Referee: Bojan Pejić (East Sarajevo)
In the first round of the UEFA development tournament Macedonia defeated Azerbaijan with 2:0, while the hosts lost by Croatia in an almost identical way. Macedonia will play the last game on Sunday against Croatia in what will be a battle for the first place.