The Netherlands noted an easy win against Macedonia and with the 4:0 tonight, they maintained their perferct record in the World Cup 2010 qualifying Group 9. "We played bad. This is our reality", are the reactions from the Macedonian side after the match.
The Macedonian national team has been preparing in Soestduinen, near Utrecht in the Netherlands since 26th. With ten trainings before the match on Wednesday, the players and the coach Katanec hope that Macedonia can surprise the Netherlands for the third time.
With a bad performance, especially in the first half and big mistakes by the defence, the Macedonian Under 21 national team started the European U21 Championship qualifications with a 3:1 defeat away to Greece.
Macedonian national team coach, Srečko Katanec, announced a squad of 23 players for the FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifier against the Netherlands away in Amsterdam. There is one new name in the squad, the 30-years-old midfielder Vulnet Emini from Macedonian First League member Renova.
The coach of the Macedonian U21 national team Mirsad Jonuz, named the squad for the match away to Greece from the qualifying competition for the 2011 UEFA European U21 Championship. The match will be played in Tripoli on March 28th.
The Macedonian U19 national team will play friendly matches against Montenegro U19 on the beginning of the next month. Jugoslav Trencovski, the coach of the U19 national team, announced the squad of 20 players for the upcoming matches.
After the match against Moldova that finished with a disappointing 1:1, Macedonian national team coach Srečko Katanec gave an interview for the Football federation of Macedonia’ web page. We give you the complete interview.
According to the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking list for February 2009, Macedonia is one place lower compared to last month. 57th place with 537 points.
Another failure for the Macedonian national team. Four matches in row without a win and this time a draw on the friendly match against 99th FIFA ranked team of Moldova who played without many key players.
Sasa Ognenovski will not have his debut for Macedonia on the friendly match against Moldova because of administrative problems with his Macedonian citizenship.