Srečko Katanec, the coach of the Macedonian national team, announced the 20-men squad for the WC 2010 qualification matches against Scotland and Netherlands.
Macedonia will start the qualifications for the World Cup 2010 with hosting Scotland and Netherlands on 6th and 10th September in Skopje.
Goalkeepers: Petar Milosevski (Enosis Neon Paralimni FC, CYP), Tome Pacovski (FK Vardar Skopje).
Defenders: Goce Sedloski (SV Mattersburg, AUT), Igor Mitreski (FC Energie Cottbus, GER), Vlade Lazarevski (Polonia Warsaw, POL), Nikolce Noveski (1. FSV Mainz 05, GER), Goran Popov (SC Heerenveen, NED), Robert Petrov (Panserraikos FC, GRE), Miroslav Vajs (FK Vardar Skopje), Boban Grncarov (KAA Gent, BEL).
Midfielders: Vlatko Grozdanoski (FK Vojvodina Novi Sad, SRB), Darko Tasevski (PFC Levski Sofia, BUL), Artim Polozani (FK Vardar Skopje), Vanco Trajanov (FC Chernomorec, BUL), Velice Sumulikoski (Ipswich Town FC, ENG), Ertan Demiri (K.S.C. Lokeren, BEL).
Strikers: Goran Pandev (S.S. Lazio, ITA), Goran Maznov (FC Tom Tomsk, RUS), Ilco Naumoski (SV Mattersburg, AUT), Stevica Ristić (Pohang Steelers, KOR).
– Right on the start we have two hard matches against Scotland and Holland. We respect them, but we also have our ambitions. Our goal is to play as we played on the last matches against Croatia, Poland and Luxembourg and I belive that we'll have good results, said coach Srečko Katanec.