Macedonia U19: Qualification tournament in Skopje

Published on 11 Ноември, 2022 in News, U19

In the period from November 16 to 24, the Macedonian U19 national team will host the mini qualifying tournament (first round) in Skopje for placement in the elite qualifying phase for the European Championship that will be held in Malta 2023.

Macedonia is in group 10 together with the representations of Serbia, Norway and San Marino.

The qualifying matches within group 10 will be played at the "Petar Milosevski" training center and at the Macedonia G.P. stadium.

The young Macedonian representation opens the tournament against our northern neighbor, the Serbian national team. The duel is scheduled for November 17, at the "Petar Milosevski" training center, starting at 1 p.m. On the same day, at the Macedonia G.P. stadium, Norway and San Marino will compete. The match will start at 1 p.m.

In the second round of the mini-qualifications, on November 20, the team selected by the head coach Nejat Shabani will play against Norway ("Petar Milosevski" training center). In the second match, Serbia will face the representation of San Marino (Stadium of Macedonia G. Q.) Both matches will start at 1:00 p.m.

In the last third round, which is scheduled for November 23, Macedonia will play against San Marino ("Petar Milosevski" training center). In the second match, Serbia and Norway will play (Macedonia G.P. Stadium). The matches will begin at 1 p.m.

The head coach of the national team of Macedonia under 19 years of age, Nejat Shabani, called the following football players for the upcoming qualifying tournament:

Goalkeepers: Stefan Tasev (Macedonia Gy.P.), Naum Angelov (Sloga Vinica), Petar Yakimov (Rabotnicki);

Defense: Enis Buqi (Kozhuf Gevgelija), Nikola Pavleski (Sloga Vinica), Stefan Mladenovski (Babelsberger, Germany), Ardian Osmani (Grashopper, Switzerland), Davor Serafimov (Vardar), Sufijan Chajani (Shkupi);

Midfielders: Martin Gjorgievski (Pandev Academy), Matej Angelov (Rabotnicki), Igor Janevski (Silex), Mateo Sofianoski (Vosca), Ardian Chilafi (Sampdoria, Italy), Arbnor Muratti (Duisburg, Germany), Shaban Zenku (Borussia Munich, Germany), Leon Taschow (Bochum, Germany);

Attack: Mihail Talevski (Osijek, Croatia), Dimitar Trajkov (Pandev Academy), Dashmir Elezi (Shkendia), Zani Nazifi (Shkendia);

Nejat Shabani, the head coach of the Macedonian under-19 national team, shared his expectations for the qualifying tournament in Skopje.

 - In the period for preparation, we faced great difficulties regarding the playing staff. In most of the warm-up games, we were weakened by not playing our best players.

- The qualification tournament we are hosting is a great opportunity for football players to show all their potential and quality.

- The group is difficult, the opponents are quite strong, but if we want to play football at a high level and achieve a positive result, the players will have to give their best.

- A big disadvantage is that we will not have Gujufi available for this qualifying tournament due to an injury. Of the called players, all are available, except the goalkeeper Vasilev.

- I hope that my players will respond well to this challenge. I expect us to play good football, with great desire and sacrifice. Football is a team sport, nowadays there are no easy opponents, let the best win.

The meeting of the Macedonian under-19 national team is scheduled for November 13 (Sunday), at 12:00.

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