U17: Macedonia finished 3rd at EURO qualifiers

Macedonian U17 national team ended up third in the EURO qualifications Group 5, played in Cork, Ireland.

photo by FAI: Ireland celebrates against Macedonia

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We draw against Poland in the opening match, then we lost against Ireland and finally we provided a win against Andorra. Ireland and Poland will advance to the Elite round while Macedonia will have to wait for the results of the other groups to see if we gonna be among the four third-placed teams with the best records against the top two in their section.

October 7th, The Mardyke-UCC, Cork Ireland
Macedonia Macedonia – Poland Poland 0:0
Macedonia: Stojanovikj; Arizankoski, Janevski (88′ H. Tairi), Stojilevski, Markovski, Stojanov, Elmas (77′ Manojlov), Zendelovski, Nazifi, Gjorgievski, L. Tairi. Coach: Toni Jakimoski
Poland: Mendes-Dudziński; Kurzydłowski, Tomaszewski, Tudruj, Guercio, Kalemba, Staniszewski, Bochniak (62′ Dziuba), Masiak (62′ Jędrasik), Sławiński, Terlecki (81′ Gruszecki). Coach: Dariusz Gęsior

October 10th, Turner’s Cross, Cork Ireland
Ireland Ireland – Macedonia Macedonia 2:0 (1:0)
Goals: 31′ Vata, 73′ O’Mahony
Ireland: Walsh; Browne, O’Brien, Curtis, Hefferman, Ferizaj, Zefi (89′ Nolan), Mc Manus, O’Mahony, Vata (80′ Mc Loughlin), Kone Doherty (71′ Umeh). Coach: Colin O’Brien
Macedonia: Stojanovikj; Arizankoski, Janevski, Stojilevski, Markovski, Stojanov, Elmas (77′ Manojlov), Zendelovski, Nazifi, Gjorgievski, L. Tairi (88′ Sulejman). Coach: Toni Jakimoski

October 13th, The Mardyke-UCC, Cork Ireland
Andorra Andorra – Macedonia Macedonia 0:6 (0:2)
Goals: 9′ (og) Acosta, 38′ 87′ Nazifi, 48′ 65′ (pen) Stojanov, 68′ (pen) Gjorgievski
Andorra: Fernandez; Dominguez, Rodriguez, Sanchez, Teixeira, Acosta, Tomé, Estrada (46′ Martinez), Carrau (70′ Campbell), Boutarfas (46′ Guma), Ferro (90′ De La Rosa). Coach: Óscar Sonejee
Macedonia: Stojanovikj; Arizankoski (71′ Jamini), Janevski (46′ H. Tairi), Stojilevski, Markovski, Stojanov (72′ Zdravkovski), Elmas (59′ Nuhija), Zendelovski, Nazifi, Gjorgievski, L. Tairi (59′ Sulejman). Coach: Toni Jakimoski

Final standings:

M W D L GD P
Ireland Ireland 3 2 1 0 9:2 7 Elite round
Poland Poland 3 1 2 0 3:2 5 Elite round
Macedonia Macedonia 3 1 1 1 6:2 4 TBD
Andorra Andorra 3 0 0 3 0:12 0

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