Macedonian squad for Ukraine & England qualifiers revealed

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.

photo by FFM

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 Spain
Damjan Shishkovski – Doxa Cyprus
Dejan Iliev – HJK Finland
Igor Aleksovski – Rabotnichki Macedonia

Visar Musliu – Ingolstadt o4 Germany
Gjoko Zajkov – U Craiova Romania
Darko Velkovski – Al-Ettifaq Saudi Arabia
Stefan Ristovski
– Dinamo Croatia
Ezgjan Alioski – Fenerbahçe Turkey
Egzon Bejtulai – Shkendija Macedonia
Nikola Serafimov – Fehérvár Hungary
Vladica Brdarovski – Shkupi Macedonia
Bojan Dimoski – Akademija Pandev Macedonia
Jovan Manev – Adana Demirspor Turkey

Enis Bardhi – Trabzonspor Turkey
Elif Elmas
– Napoli Italy
Arijan Ademi
Běijīng Guó’ān
Jani Atanasov – Cracovia Poland
Agon Elezi – Varaždin Croatia
David Babunski – Mezőkövesd Hungary
Davor Zdravkovski – AEL Cyprus
Sefer Emini – Sønderjyske Denmark

Aleksandar Trajkovski – Al-Fayha Saudi Arabia
Milan Ristovski – Spartak Slovakia
Dorian Babunski – Debreceni Hungary
Valon Ethemi – Istanbulspor Turkey
Ilija Nestorovski – Udinese Italy
Ljupcho Doriev – Shkendija Macedonia
Stefan Ashkovski – Lamia Greece

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).

Past encounters:

vs. Ukraine 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

vs. England England (G4 W0 D2 L2 GD 3:5)
16.10.2002 2:2 draw (match report) Q
06.09.2003 1:2 defeat (match report) Q
06.09.2006 0:1 defeat (match report) Q
07.10.2006 0:0 draw (match report) Q

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