The young Macedonians recorded two defeats in the two road friendlies against their Swedish counterparts.
Sweden’s youth proved to be superior when they scored 5 goals in the first match. Interestingly, and sadly in the same time, the second goal for the Swedish national team was scored by Dejan Kulushevski, the promising young player who after appearing few times for Macedonia decided to play for Sweden. He also provided the assists for two of the other four goals.
To watch highlights of the first match, click here.
The second game was better for the Macedonians as Sweden won only 2:1. The goal in the first match was scored by Bojan Kolevski, while Darko Churlinov found the back of the net in the second.
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 at 18.00 CET
Svedjevallen stadium in Ytterhogdal
Sweden U17 – Macedonia U17 5:1 (2:1)
Goals: 1′, 58′ Pavle Vagić, 40′ Dejan Kulushevski, 56′ Måns Saebbö, 80′ Filston Mawana
Sweden: Tånnander; Catenacci (71′ Weisbrod), Krüger, Persson, Stålheden, Finndell, Tannus (64′ Kanu), Vagić (c), Crona, Kulushevski, Saebbö (64′ Mawana).
Macedonia: Ziberi; Aleksovski (64′ Rizankovski), Antovski, Statorski, Spasov, Churlinov (80′ Koleski), Kolevski, Fazlagikj, Trajkoski (64′ Skenderi), Naumoski (64’Bitikji), Stojanoski (80′ Naumcheski).
Yellow cards: Vagić, Stålheden, Kanu (S), Aleksovski, Naumoski, Bitikji (M)
Red cards: /
Referee: Rickard Lingensjö (SWE)
Assistants: Anton Grönlund & Anton Sjöberg (SWE)
Fourth official: Stefan Pålsson (SWE)
Thursday, 01 September 2016 at 12.00 CET
Tandsbyn Nya IP stadium in Tandsbyn
Sweden U17 – Macedonia U17 2:1 (1:0)
Goals: 33′ Edvin Crona, 68′ Eduart Iljazi – 54′ Darko Churlinov
Sweden: Brolin; Krüger, Persson, Petersson, Weisbrod, Finndell (41′ Tannus), Durmaz (68′ Saebbö), Iljazi, Kanu (68′ Stålheden), Crona (c) (41′ Kulushevski), Mawana.
Macedonia: Sekulov; Antovski (41′ Aleksovski), Statorski, Simonovski, Koleski (80′ Stojanoski), Churlinov (80′ Skenderi), Kolevski, Fazlagikj, Rizankovski, Naumoski, Naumcheski (41′ Trajkoski).
Yellow cards: Kolevski, Simonovski, Trajkoski (M)
Red cards: /
Referee: Henrik Molin (SWE)
Assistants: Robin Albertsson & Joakim Nilsson (SWE)
Fourth official: Magnus Römo Mella (SWE)