Strumica to host Macedonia v Armenia friendly

Macedonia will use the October free date to host Armenia for a friendly.

photo by FFM: moment of the match in September 2021 in Skopje

It was already known that the match will take place, but FFM confirmed it just yesterday. They also announced that after some time the national team will be back in Strumica as the match will take place at the Blagoj Istatov stadium, formerly known as Mladost. In fact, it will be a first match for the national team on this stadium with the new name. It will take place on Tuesday, 17 October with a kick-off at 15.00 CET.

The last match that Macedonia played in Strumica was exactly 6 years ago – on 9 October 2027 a 4:0 against Liechtenstein in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

So far Macedonia has played 4 matches in Strumica, with this being the 5th. We have never been defeated at this field, with 2 wind and 2 draws.

These are those matches:

12.04.1995 Macedonia – Bulgaria 0:0 (match report) friendly
14.11.2009 Macedonia – Canada 3:0 (match report) friendly
05.09.2017 Macedonia – Albania 1:1 (match report) 2018 WCQ
09.10.2017 Macedonia – Liechtenstein 4:0 (match report) 2018 WCQ
17.10.2023 Macedonia – Armenia TBP friendly

Also, it is interesting that Armenia is the team that Macedonia has faced the most as this will be the 13th encounter. We have 5 wins, Armenia has 4 and 3 matches have ended in a draw. The goal-difference is 20:17 in our favor. Interestingly, the two teams will play a friendly for the very first time as all previous 12 matches have been part of some tournament.

All matches against Armenia

10.05.1995 2:2 draw (match report) 1996 EQ
06.09.1995 1:2 defeat (match report) 1996 EQ
18.08.2004 3:0 win (match report) 2006 WCQ
04.06.2005 2:1 win (match report) 2006 WCQ
07.09.2010 2:2 draw (match report) 2012 EQ
07.10.2011 1:4 defeat (match report) 2012 EQ
09.09.2018 2:0 win (match report) 2018/19 NL
16.10.2018 0:4 defeat (match report) 2018/19 NL
05.09.2020 2:1 win (match report) 2020/21 NL
18.11.2020 0:1 defeat (match report) 2020/21 NL
02.09.2021 0:0 draw (match report) 2022 WCQ
11.11.2021 5:0 win (match report) 2022 WCQ
17.10.2023 TBP friendly

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