Chedomir Janevski has announced the squad for the upcoming friendly matches against Sweden and Norway.
Goran Pandev has not been called up due to an injury, but Chedomir Janevski has decided to feature several new names. David Babunski should have his debut for the ‘A’ team, as well as Jasmin Mecinovikj, Darko Glishikj, Marko Pavlovski and Kire Ristevski who was called up for the friendly against Slovenia last year but remained on the bench.
Marko Pavlovski is a player we regularly feature in our ‘Potential internationals performances’ section. Lastly, we have mentioned him three days ago in our article. He is a young central midfielder and it is a positive that Janevski and FFM were able to get him to play for Macedonia in what is a problematic position. Dushan Savikj has also been called up to the squad after a long period of absence, same with Bajram Fetai. Muhamed Demiri, a regular in midfield, will miss the two friendlies with an injury.
Meanwhile, two prominent names continue to be excluded from the squad in Goran Popov and Stevica Ristikj. Both players have refused to apologize after causing turmoil inside the team at the start of the World Cup qualifiers last September.
Here is the complete squad:
Tome Pachovski – Mechelen
Martin Bogatinov – Karpaty
Kristijan Naumovski – Dinamo București
Nikolche Noveski – Mainz
Boban Grncharov – Botev Plovdiv
Vanche Shikov – Volyn
Daniel Mojsov – Brann
Aleksandar Todorovski – Polonia Warszawa
Stefan Ristovski – Bari
Aleksandar Lazevski – Partizan
Daniel Georgievski – Steaua București
Kire Ristevski – Byllis
Jasmin Mecinovikj – Egri
Nikola Gligorov – Alki
Darko Tasevski – Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Veliche Shumulikoski – Slovácko
Bajram Fetai – Denizlispor
David Babunski – Barcelona
Marko Pavlovski – OFK Beograd
Ferhan Hasani – Wolfsburg
Darko Glishikj – Dinamo Tbilisi
Ivan Trichkovski – Club Brugge
Agim Ibraimi – Maribor
Mirko Ivanovski – Astra Ploieşti
Aleksandar Trajkovski – Zulte Waregem
Adis Jahovikj – Zürich
Dushan Savikj – Volyn
Samir Fazli – Helmond Sport
Macedonia first plays against Sweden on the 3rd of June and then they face Norway on the 11th.