Preview: Macedonia – Qatar

alt Nearing the end of the year, new challenge rises for Macedonia and it is called Qatar. A friendly match scheduled for tomorrow – on the national holiday 11th of October.

The Macedonian players are ready for the match, or that is what they announce. Several new players are called, several standard from the past have been left out. A friendly match that will be used for its’ right purpose – testing new names.

Problems for Jonuz have showed up with the small injuries of defenders Mojsov and Grncarov. Gjurovski’s Macedonian passport should be ready till Sunday but in case it is not Jonuz hopes a deal with the Bulgarian referee can be reached.

Qatar has played a friendly match against Croatia several days and lost 3-2 with a goal in the dying minutes. Their Uruguayan striker is one of their best players and Macedonian defenders should be extra cautious with him.

Goals are expected from Pandev, similar like against Spain, but from other players too. The players are ready and motivated. Although the match has no result importance players must be at their best because Jonuz showed that refreshments will be made in the squad and every player must fight for his place.

Sports betting offices consider Macedonia as favorites for this match and odds of 1.70 are offered for their win, while the draw and visitors win are priced at 3.40 and 4.60 respectively.

The match starts at 14.00 CET and will be broadcasted live by the Macedonian national television. The referees come from Bulgaria and their names are Tsvetan Georgiev (main) with the help of Ivan Valtchev and Veselin Dobriyanov (assistants).

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