Macedonian national team coach Blagoja Milevski on Thursday revealed the list of summoned players for the June matches of the 2024 EURO qualifiers against Ukraine and England.
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Our coach put 29 players on his list, among them one debutante in Sefer Emini, who is a 22-year-old DM playing in Denmark and so far has featured for our youth NTs.
Striker Bojan Miovski is out with and injury, while winger Darko Churlinov is ill. Boban Nikolov, Stefan Spirovski and Kire Ristevski have been left out due to lack of playing time at their clubs.
“We are left without two options in the attack, but I believe that we will be able to present ourselves in a good light and we will be able to get the most out of it. I hope everyone will be ready by the time the matches start. Sefer Emini is for the first time summoned in the Macedonian national team. He plays regularly in Denmark and he deserves to be part of the team. After the injury, Musliu played the last matches for his club. The rest are those who were on the list in March. Everyone who is here is the best and everyone is available to play. Who will start in the attack, we shall see. Alioski and Iliev will be the last to arrive at the preparations, because they will play their last matches with their clubs on June 10.” – said Milevski at the press-conference.
Update: Valon Ethemi withdrew on Friday due to injury.
Stole Dimitrievski – Rayo Vallecano
Damjan Shishkovski – Doxa
Dejan Iliev – HJK
Igor Aleksovski – Rabotnichki
Visar Musliu – Ingolstadt o4
Gjoko Zajkov – U Craiova
Darko Velkovski – Al-Ettifaq
Stefan Ristovski – Dinamo
Ezgjan Alioski – Fenerbahçe
Egzon Bejtulai – Shkendija
Nikola Serafimov – Fehérvár
Vladica Brdarovski – Shkupi
Bojan Dimoski – Akademija Pandev
Jovan Manev – Adana Demirspor
Enis Bardhi – Trabzonspor
Elif Elmas – Napoli
Arijan Ademi – Běijīng Guó’ān
Jani Atanasov – Cracovia
Agon Elezi – Varaždin
David Babunski – Mezőkövesd
Davor Zdravkovski – AEL
Sefer Emini – Sønderjyske
Aleksandar Trajkovski – Al-Fayha
Milan Ristovski – Spartak
Dorian Babunski – Debreceni
Valon Ethemi – Istanbulspor
Ilija Nestorovski – Udinese
Ljupcho Doriev – Shkendija
Stefan Ashkovski – Lamia
The team will start gathering on Saturday the 10th and will train in Skopje. Some players will arrive few days earlier and will held training sessions.
Macedonian will host Ukraine on Friday the 16th at the National Arena Todor Proeski in Skopje with kick-off at 20.45 CET. Later on the 19th will travel to Manchester to face European giants England at Old Trafford (also 20.45 CET, local time 19.45).
vs. Ukraine (G5 W1 D1 L3 GD 2:5)
11.10.2003 0:0 draw (match report) F
31.03.2004 1:0 win (match report) F
12.10.2014 0:1 defeat (match report) Q
09.10.2015 0:2 defeat (match report) Q
17.06.2021 1:2 defeat (match report) EC