New U21 national team coach Dobrinko Ilievski has released the squad list for the upcoming EURO qualifiers against Serbia and Armenia in which he will make an official debut.
photo by Filip Zdraveski: Ilievski (R) during the official press-conference with FFM spokesman Zlatko Andonovski
Ilievski already had a friendly debut in late May against Azerbaijan but that was with a list of summoned players by former coach Blagoja Milevski. Also, on those two matches he acted as caretaker together with Zvonko Zlatanovski. Now this is his first official squad list since he has taken over the job. These matches will serve him more as preparations for the next qualifiers as Macedonia has already lost its chance for the top as it is bottom-placed with only a win in 6 matches.
For that occasion Ilievski called up the following 22 players of which 16 are also eligible to play in the next generation of qualifiers for the 2021 EURO.
Riste Jankov – Rabotnichki
Hristijan Stevkovski – Skopje
Filip Trajchevski – Struga
Vane Jovanov – Akademija Pandev
Sabahudin Alomerovikj – Celta B
Todor Todoroski – Vardar
Agron Rufati – Istra 1961
Filip Trajanovski – Oddevold
Aleksa Amanovikj – Javor
Mihail Manevski – Akademija Pandev
Davor Zdravkovski – AEL
Jani Atanasov – Bursaspor
Enis Fazlagikj – Žilina
Stefan Jeftovski – Arsenal
Agon Hani – Jablonec
Tihomir Kostadinov – Ružomberok
Petar Petkovski – Rabotnichki
Dimitar Mitrovski – Sporting
Mario Krstovski – Akademija Pandev
Nikola Gjorgjev – Grasshoppers
Darko Churlinov – Köln
Milan Ristovski – Krško
Macedonia will first visit Serbia on 7 September, while four days later will host Armenia.