Our U17 national team started the friendly tournament in Latvia with a lone goal defeat against Russia.
The young Macedonians dominated during the game, created several chances as well as their rivals but at the end Russians managed to find the net and they won the game with the goal scored by Sokolov in the 60th minute.
In the second game of the opening round played today, Finland defeated hosts Latvia 2:0.
Our next game is against Latvia on Thursday with a kick-off at 15.00 CET or 16.00 local time. It will be played in the town of Sloka.
Zemgales Olimpiskā centra stadium in Jelgava
Macedonia – Russia 0:1 (0:0)
Goals: 60′ Artem Sokolov
Macedonia: Alchevski; Kostovski, Arifi, Todorovski, Gjurkovski, Terziev, Fethai, Nikolov, Maksimov, Novevski, Kosteski. Bench: Jordanov, Petejchuk, Asani, Murati, Kjamili, Andonovski, Stankovski, Avramovski, Ilievski.
Russia: Kokarev; Varatynov, Tses, Samokhin, Levin (65′ Yermakov), Nikolaev, Sokolov (65′ Shaykhtdinov), Maligyn (82′ Panteleychuk), Vit. Shitov (75′ Bagrintsev), Vl. Shitov (75′ Larin), Yemelyanov.