U19: Macedonia finished last in the Elite Round qualifiers

The Macedonian U19 national team finished last in the Group B7 of the Еlite Round of qualifications for the 2024 UEFA U19 EURO. Despite being the tournament host, our team recorded two defeats and a draw and finished its journey in this competition. Ukraine is the winner of this group and they will play at the European Championship which will be held in Northern Ireland.

photo by FFM: Gennadiy Synchuk attempts a sliding tackle on Martin Gjorgievski

Macedonia Macedonia – Ukraine Ukraine 0:2
Latvia Latvia – Switzerland Switzerland 0:1
Switzerland Switzerland – Macedonia Macedonia 2:0
Ukraine Ukraine – Latvia Latvia 3:0
Macedonia Macedonia – Latvia Latvia 1:1
Switzerland Switzerland – Ukraine Ukraine 0:3

1. Ukraine 3 3 0 0 8:0 9
2. Switzerland Switzerland 3 2 0 1 3:3 6
3. Latvia Latvia 3 0 1 2 1:5 1
4. Macedonia Macedonia 3 0 1 2 1:5 1

March 20th, Petar Miloshevski Training Center in Skopje Macedonia
Macedonia Macedonia – Ukraine Ukraine 0:2 (0:1)
Goals: 45’+1 Danylo Krevsun, 48′ Matviy Ponomarenko
Macedonia: Jakimov; Arizankoski (68′ Serafimov), Gj. Djekov, Meljichi, Stojilevski, Aliji (60′ Nikolovski), Kaba-Jakupi (68′ Nuhija), Zendelovski, Nazifi, Gjorgievski, Canoski (60′ Danev). Coach: Toni Jakimoski
Ukraine: Krapyvtsov; Drozd, Ogarkov, Mykhavko, Melnychenko, Gadzhyev (65′ Tsukanov), Tuterov (65′ Matkevych), Vashchenko, Ponomarenko (79′ Dubrovnyi), Synchuk (79′ Shevchenko), Krevsun (87′ Badenko). Coach: Dmytro Mykhaylenko

March 23rd, Petar Miloshevski Training Center in Skopje Macedonia
Switzerland Switzerland – Macedonia Macedonia 2:0 (1:0)
Goals: 12′ Junior Ligue, 80′ Roméo Beney
Switzerland: Huber; Ngonzo, Seiler, Ogbus, Kessler, Marques (71′ Xhemalija), Okafor, Streit (66′ Deme), Manzambi (66′ Beney), Ligue (66′ Lüthi), Zé (Neelakandan). Coach: Ilija Borenović
Macedonia: Jakimov; Velkov, Gj. Djekov, Arizankoski (86′ Serafimov), Stojilevski, Nikolovski (86′ Aliji), Kaba-Jakupi (86′ Canoski), Zendelovski, Velichkovski, Gjorgievski, Danev (46′ Nazifi). Coach: Toni Jakimoski

March 26th, Petar Miloshevski Training Center in Skopje Macedonia
Macedonia Macedonia – Latvia Latvia 1:1 (0:0)
Goals: 76′ Dimitar Danev – 59′ Kristiāns Mežsargs
Macedonia: Lj. Djekov; Velkov, Gj. Djekov, Arizankoski, Stojilevski, Nuhija, Canoski (64′ Danev), Zendelovski, Nazifi (64′ Kaba-Jakupi), Gjorgievski, Velichkovski. Coach: Toni Jakimoski
Latvia: Čevers; Tihonovičs, Kangars, Purs, Liepiņš, Cēsnieks, Bočs (70′ Valutadatils), Grabovskis, Mežsargs, Evelons (62′ Ivulāns), Jamonts. Coach: Viktors Dobrecovs

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