The national team coach called up 23 players for the two upcoming World Cup qualifications against Belgium.
Chedomir Janevski decided to go with the standard players without adding any new players. Daniel Georgievski is back in the squad as he started playing for Steaua the past weekend after the long break due to the knee injury. Also Vanche Shikov, Ferhan Hasani and Kristijan Naumovski have been re-called after missing the last friendly against Denmark.
“In both the qualifications matches and the friendlies, the players confirmed that they have quality, hunger for victories and passion for the national team. Thanks to these players before the Belgian games there is a positive atmosphere in the squad. We wanted to have two players for each position so we would maintain competition between them. The game is important for both teams so there is no need for experimentation. The success gives force to all and I hope that the last win against Denmark will be a bigger motive for us. During the preparations I will try to lower the players’ psychological preasure, they shouldn’t think that the win is an imperative, but instead to simply let them to play football. I hope and I believe that the fans will give us a real support and against Belgium they will be our 12th player.” – Janevski told FFM’s web site.
Tome Pachovski – Mechelen
Martin Bogatinov – Karpaty
Kristijan Naumovski – Dinamo București
Nikolche Noveski – Mainz
Boban Grncharov – Botev Plovdiv
Vanche Shikov – Volyn
Daniel Mojsov – Tavrya
Aleksandar Todorovski – Polonia Warszawa
Stefan Ristovski – Bari
Aleksandar Lazevski – Partizan
Daniel Georgievski – Steaua București
Muhamed Demiri – Thun
Darko Tasevski – Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Nikola Gligorov – Alki
Ostoja Stjepanovikj – Vardar
Dejan Blazhevski – Turnovo
Ferhan Hasani – Wolfsburg
Goran Pandev – Napoli
Ivan Trichkovski – Club Brugge
Agim Ibraimi – Maribor
Mirko Ivanovski – Astra Ploieşti
Aleksandar Trajkovski – Zulte Waregem
Adis Jahovikj – Zürich
Macedonia will first host Belgium on 22 March at the National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje with a kick-off at 20.45 CET and later on the 26th will travel to Brussels for the return leg.