U21: Ilievski names his first squad

New U21 national team coach Dobrinko Ilievski has released the squad list for the upcoming EURO qualifiers against Serbia and Armenia in which he will make an official debut.

photo by Filip Zdraveski: Ilievski (R) during the official press-conference with FFM spokesman Zlatko Andonovski


Ilievski already had a friendly debut in late May against Azerbaijan but that was with a list of summoned players by former coach Blagoja Milevski. Also, on those two matches he acted as caretaker together with Zvonko Zlatanovski. Now this is his first official squad list since he has taken over the job. These matches will serve him more as preparations for the next qualifiers as Macedonia has already lost its chance for the top as it is bottom-placed with only a win in 6 matches.

For that occasion Ilievski called up the following 22 players of which 16 are also eligible to play in the next generation of qualifiers for the 2021 EURO.

Riste Jankov – Rabotnichki Macedonia
Hristijan Stevkovski – Skopje Macedonia
Filip Trajchevski – Struga Macedonia

Vane Jovanov – Akademija Pandev Macedonia
Sabahudin Alomerovikj – Celta B Spain
Todor Todoroski – Vardar Macedonia
Agron Rufati – Istra 1961 Croatia
Filip Trajanovski – Oddevold Sweden
Aleksa Amanovikj – Javor Serbia
Mihail Manevski – Akademija Pandev Macedonia

Davor Zdravkovski – AEL Cyprus
Jani Atanasov – Bursaspor Turkey
Enis Fazlagikj – Žilina Slovakia
Stefan Jeftoski – Arsenal Ukraine
Agon Hani – Jablonec Czechia
Tihomir Kostadinov – Ružomberok Slovakia

Petar Petkovski – Rabotnichki Macedonia
Dimitar Mitrovski
– Sporting Portugal
Mario Krstovski
– Akademija Pandev Macedonia
Nikola Gjorgjev
 – Grasshoppers Switzerland
Darko Churlinov – Köln Germany
Milan Ristovski – Krško Slovenia

Macedonia will first visit Serbia on 7 September, while four days later will host Armenia.

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