Milevski anounces squad for Antalya friendlies (Updated)

Macedonia will play friendly matches against Moldova and Montenegro in Turkish resort Antalya this month. Coach Blagoja Milevski summoned 28 players.

photo by FFM

The lone new name in the list is the Danish born Lirim Qamili, whose origin is from Macedonia and plays at the same club Hvidovre as Iljazovski. He has played for Albania U21, but decided to switch as he is 25 now and Albania doesn’t count on him. Milievski wants to test him.

“We are looking forward to the new meeting after a long break since the last match in the 2024 EURO qualifiers. 28 football players will travel to Turkey. I believe that there is no reason for any major changes. We keep our faith in the players who played the last qualifiers, and calling up only Lirim Qamili from Denmark’s Hvidovre for the first time. It is an offensive player who has a continuity of good matches in his club and we want to see him in the national team environment.” – said Milevski.

Stole Dimitrievski – Rayo Vallecano Spain
Damjan Shishkovski – Ararat Armenia
Igor Aleksovski – Rabotnichki Macedonia
Dejan Iliev – Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina

Visar Musliu – Paderborn Germany
Todor Todoroski – Poli Iași Romania
Nikola Serafimov – Fehérvár Hungary
Jovan Manev – Adana Demirspor Turkey
Ezgjan Alioski
– Al Ahli Saudi Arabia
Bojan Dimoski
– Akron Russia
Ahmed Iljazovski – Hvidovre Denmark
Stefan Ashkovski – Alashkert Armenia
Gjoko Zajkov – Craiova Romania
Darko Velkovski – Dinamo Romania

Enis Bardhi – Trabzonspor Turkey
Jani Atanasov
– Cracovia Poland
Agon Elezi – Bochum Germany
David Babunski – Mezőkövesd Hungary
Tihomir Kostadinov – Piast Poland
Davor Zdravkovski
– Motherwell Scotland
Elif Elmas – RB Leiozig Germany

Bojan Miovski – Aberdeen Scotland
Milan Ristovski
– Bohemians 1905 Czechia
Darko Churlinov
– Schalke 04 Germany
Aleksandar Trajkovski – Hajduk Croatia
Dimitar Mitrovski – Varaždin Croatia
*Erdon Daci – Beveren Belgium (withdrew)
Lirim Qamili – Hvidovre Denmark

The Macedonians will be gathering on the 18th directly in Antalya. Macedonia will first face Moldova on Friday the 22nd at 15.30 CET. Three days later, on Monday the 25th, the Lynx will play Montenegro with a kick-off at 18.00 CET. Both matches will be played at the Mardan stadium.

“The matches against Moldova and Montenegro are very important for us in the preparations for the next qualifiers, with a special emphasis on strengthening the good atmosphere and togetherness. We need to be ready and full of motivation, even though these are friendly matches. We should enter the trainings and matches seriously, responsibly and firmly. I will demand that from everyone in the team. The focus will be on tactical ideas and how we should look in the Nations League, meaning a game play in which we will be rational, smart, aggressive, compact and focused.” – concludes the coach.

UPDATE: Erdon Daci got injured while playing for his club in Belgium and withdrew on Saturday.

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