Interim manager Vujadin Stanojkovikj called up 18 players for the last game of this unsuccessful EURO U21 qualifications.
Macedonia U21 will travel to Cyprus, not to face the U21 national team of this island nation, but rather the one of Israel. Due to the conflict in the Gaza Strip, UEFA decided to move all pf the international matches of Israel to a neutral field and the IFA decided to play as host at Cyprus.
Israel beat Macedonia 3:0 in Skopje on 13 August and will once again strive for the win as they are fighting to be among the 4 best runners-up in order to enter the qualification play-offs. While Israel has already secured the second place in the group, Macedonia is struggling to avoid finishing last. Macedonia has 4 points, same as Azerbaijan, but the Azeris have two game to play as they first host Israel on Wednesday and later travel to group winners Portugal.
Stanojkovikj said that tomorrow he will add two more players to the squad.
Dejan Iliev – Arsenal
Igor Aleksovski – Makedonija Gjorche Petrov
Filip Ristovski – Metalurg
Jasir Asani – Vardar
Angelche Timovski – Sileks
Visar Musliu – St. Gallen
Ersen Asani – Renova
Gjoko Zajkov – Rennes
Boban Nikolov – Viitorul Constanța
Besmir Bojku – Rabotnichki
Mihajlo Mitrov – Metalurg
Daniel Avramovski – Crvena Zvezda
Kristijan Kostovski – Sileks
Besart Demiri – Shkupi
Tauljant Sulejmanov – Rabotnichki
Valmir Nafiu – Hamburger SV
Demir Imeri – Shkendija
Dimitar Ivanov – Vardar
The game between Israel and Macedonia will be played on 9 September at the Antonis Papadopoulos stadium in Larnaca with kick-off scheduled for 17.00 CET.