Milevski announces squad for decisive qualifier

Milevski is in good mood; photo: FFMU21 national team coach revealed the list of summoned players for the historical EURO qualifier against Scotland.

For the first time in our short independent football history Macedonia is on the verge of qualifying to a major competition. The U21 national team must defeat Scotland in the upcoming last qualifying round in order to at least win a play-off place. With a win Macedonia will end up topping the group if Iceland fails to win at least one of their two remaining games.

To face Scotland coach Blagoja Milevski summoned 22 players of which the only debutant is Remzifaik Selmani who imprest the coach with his recent form. Back in the team after recovering from the injury is striker Viktor Angelov who missed the previous matches against Scotland and Northern Ireland. Filip Pivkovski was dropped due to lack of playing time in his team. Injured Enis Bardi is on the list because there is hope that he will recover on time. Bejtulai and Demiri, the two players who are suspended by Shkendija for not signing a new contract are also in the squad.

The complete squad:

Igor Aleksovski – Vardar Macedonia
Damjan Shishkovski – Rabotnichki Macedonia

Gjoko Zajkov – Charleroa Belgium
Darko Velkovski – Vardar Macedonia
Visar Musliu – Renova Macedonia
Aleksa Amanovikj – Javor Serbia
Mevlan Murati – Shkendija Macedonia
Egzon Bejtulai – Shkendija Macedonia
Besir Demiri – Shkendija Macedonia
Kristijan Toshevski – Pelister Macedonia

Boban Nikolov – Vardar Macedonia
Enis Bardi – Újpest Hungary
David Babunski – Crvena Zvezda Serbia
Daniel Avramovski – Crvena Zvezda Serbia
Kristijan Filipovski – Sileks Macedonia
Tihomir Kostadinov – Zlaté Moravce Slovakia

Marjan Radeski – Shkendija Macedonia
Viktor Angelov – Újpest Hungary
Kire Markoski – Rabotnichki Macedonia
Petar Petkovski – Vardar Macedonia
Remzifaik Selmani – Renova Macedonia
Jovan Popzlatanov – Pelister Macedonia

Macedonia will host Scotland at the 11th of October with a kick-off at 20.45 CET. The game will be played at the National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje. Keep in mind that that date is a big national holiday in Macedonia.

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