Angelovski announces squad, Elmas dropped after testing COVID-19 positive

After two delays due to problems with the coronavirus, national team coach Igor Angelovski eventually revealed the squad of 23 players for the upcoming play-off against Kosovo and the two Nations League encounters.

photo by FFM: the Macedonians celebrate a goal against Armenia last month

Today Napoli revealed that they have only one positive player after the second tests and sadly for our national team that single individual is Elif Elmas. That means that Macedonia will be without a great player in the important play-off for reaching the EURO.

Goran Pandev is also a problem. He had three negative tests, but since 22 at Genoa tested positive all other must go in quarantine, according to the Italian law. The FFM probably found a way to bring Pandev to Macedonia, maybe through diplomatic relations.

Back in the squad are Ferhan Hasani and Tihomir Kostadinov, while there is a change in one of the keepers with Daniel Bozhinovski being summoned to replace Dejan Iliev who is not playing at all. Angelovski continues to ignore David Mitov Nilsson who is currently our best keeper having in mind that Dimitrievski is also not playing, but sits at the bench at his club. The call for Hasani and Kostadinov is also very strange since both aren’t playing, while there is Ljupcho Doriev who is in great form at Shkendija, but is ignored.

Stole Dimitrievski – Rayo Vallecano Spain
Damjan Shishkovski – Doxa Cyprus
Daniel Bozhinovski – Sileks Macedonia

Stefan Ristovski – Sporting Portugal
Visar Musliu
– Fehérvár Hungary
Egzon Bejtulai – Shkendija Macedonia
Kire Ristevski – Ujpest Hungary
Gjoko Zajkov – Charleroi Belgium
Darko Velkovski – Rijeka Croatia
Kristijan Toshevski – Tirana Albania

Arian Ademi – Dinamo Croatia
Enis Bardhi – Levante Spain
Stefan Spirovski – AEK Cyprus
Boban Nikolov – Fehérvár Hungary
Ezgjan Alioski – Leeds United England
Tihomir Kostadinov – Ružomberok Slovakia
Ferhan Hasani – HJK Finland

Goran Pandev – Genoa Italy
Ilija Nestorovski – Udinese Italy
Aleksandar Trajkovski – Mallorca Spain
Ivan Trichkovski – AEK Cyprus
Vlatko Stojanovski – Chambly France
Krste Velkoski – Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina

Macedonia will host Kosovo on Thursday at 20.45 CET at the National Arena Toshe Proeski in Skopje. On Sunday travels to Estonia, while on the 14th come back to Skopje to host Georgia 20.45 CET at Toshe Proeski.

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  1. Kosovo will win

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