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FYR MacedoniaFYR MacedoniaMladost - StrumicaMonday 9 October 2017
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Group G - Matchday 10
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/03/2017QR (GS)Liechtenstein - FYR Macedonia0-3
VaduzNikolov 43, Nestorovski 68, 73
UEFA EURO 2004
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/06/2003PR (GS)FYR Macedonia - Liechtenstein3-1
SkopjeSedloski 39 (P), Krstev 52, Stojkov 82; R. Beck 20
08/09/2002PR (GS)Liechtenstein - FYR Macedonia1-1VaduzMic. Stocklasa 90+3; Hristov 8
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/11/1996QR (GS)Liechtenstein - FYR Macedonia1-11
EschenSchädler 78; Glavevski 8, 13, 60, Hristov 23, Stojkovski 38, 44, Micevski 45, 49, Ciric 54, 88, Micevski 90
24/04/1996QR (GS)FYR Macedonia - Liechtenstein3-0
SkopjeMilosevski 8, Babunski 49, Zaharievski 90
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
FYR Macedonia22003210----6510234
Liechtenstein30122002----6015423

Last updated 15/09/2017 12:11CET

Squad list Only this chapter

FYR Macedonia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Stole Dimitrievski25/12/199323Tarragona - 6000
-Damjan Siskovski18/03/199522Rabotnicki - 0000
-David Mitov Nilson12/01/199126Norrköping - 0000
Defenders
-Kire Ristevski22/10/199026Vasas - 8000
-Stefan Ristovski12/02/199225Sporting CP - 9100
-Visar Musliu13/11/199422Vardar*3000
-Egzijan Alioski12/02/199225Leeds - 8100
-Gjoko Zajkov10/02/199522Charleroi - 2000
-Kristijan Toševski06/05/199423Pelister - 1000
-Ljupche Doriev13/09/199522Akademija Pandev - 0000
Midfielders
-Ivan Tričkovski18/04/198730AEK Larnaca - 4000
-Arijan Ademi29/05/199126Dinamo Zagreb - 0000
-Feran Hasani18/06/199027Shkëndija*5100
-Enis Bardi02/07/199522Levante*4000
-Nikola Gjorgjev22/08/199720Twente - 3000
-Eljif Elmas24/09/199918Fenerbahçe - 2000
Forwards
-Goran Pandev27/07/198334Genoa*9100
-Adis Jahović18/03/198730Göztepe Izmir - 1000
-Ilija Nestorovski12/03/199027Palermo*8400
-Aleksandar Trajkovski05/09/199225Palermo - 4200
-Marjan Radeski10/02/199522Shkëndija - 3000
Coach
-Igor Angelovski02/06/197641 - 9000
Liechtenstein - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Peter Jehle22/01/198235Vaduz*9000
-Benjamin Büchel04/07/198928Barnet - 0000
-Lorenzo Lo Russo08/07/199324Eschen/Mauren - 0000
-Thomas Hobi20/06/199324Balzers - 0000
Defenders
-Daniel Kaufmann22/12/199026Vaduz*7000
-Daniel Brändle23/01/199225Balzers - 4000
-Seyhan Yildiz30/04/198928Balzers*4000
-Ivan Quintans15/10/198927Eschen/Mauren*3000
-Max Göppel31/08/199720Vaduz*8100
-Andreas Malin31/01/199423FC Dornbirn 1913*5000
Midfielders
-Martin Büchel19/02/198730Unterföhring*8000
-Michele Polverino26/09/198433Balzers - 6000
-Marco Wolfinger18/04/198928Balzers - 0000
-Mathias Sele28/05/199225Eschen/Mauren - 0000
-Sandro Wolfinger24/08/199126BCF Wolfratshausen - 5000
-Sandro Wieser03/02/199324Roeselare*6000
-Aron Sele02/09/199621Balzers - 2000
-Robin Gubser17/04/199126Balzers - 5000
Forwards
-Philippe Erne14/12/198630Balzers - 2000
-Philipp Ospelt07/10/199225Vaduz - 1000
Coach
-René Pauritsch04/02/196453 - 9000

Last updated 09/10/2017 14:43CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Igor Angelovski

Date of birth: 2 June 1976
Nationality: Macedonian
Playing career: FK Makedonija Gjorce Petrov, FK Pelister, NK Publikum, FK Cementarnica 55 (twice), FK Pobeda
Coaching career: FK Rabotnicki, FYR Macedonia (assistant), FYR Macedonia

• A former midfielder, Angelovski spent most of his playing career in his homeland, his highlight coming in 2002/03 when he lifted the Macedonian Cup with Cementarnica.

• After retiring in 2007, he served as sporting director at Rabotnicki for five years before becoming a surprise choice to replace Zhikica Tasevski as the club's head coach prior to 2013/14.

• Angelovski wasted no time showing his coaching potential by becoming the youngest coach to win the Macedonian championship, leading the Skopje-based side to a domestic double in his debut season – aged 38. He repeated his Macedonian Cup success with Rabotnicki the following year, and won consecutive awards for best domestic coach in 2014 and 2015.

• While continuing in his Rabotnicki job, he served as Ljubinko Drulović's assistant with FYR Macedonia from July to October 2015, while studying for his UEFA Pro licence.

• Angelovski took temporary charge of the national team in October 2015 and enjoyed a winning debut in a 4-1 friendly win against Montenegro in Skopje the following month. He was appointed coach on a permanent basis shortly afterwards.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2337075.html#igor+angelovski

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René Pauritsch

Date of birth: 4 February 1964
Nationality: Austrian
Playing career: ASK Voitsberg, Grazer AK (twice), Donawitzer SV Leoben, Red-White Rankweil, SV Frohnleiten
Coaching career: USV Eschen/Mauren, AKA Vorarlberg, SC Austria Lustenau (assistant), Liechtenstein (youth), Liechtenstein

• Enjoyed a modest playing career, making a total of 35 Austrian Bundesliga appearances for Graz and Leoben in addition to spending time in the lower leagues with Voitsberg, Rankweil and Frohnleiten.

• His sole top-flight goal was a decisive one – the winner for Leoben in a 2-1 victory against Kremser SC on 3 November 1990.

• Began coaching at Eschen/Mauren before returning home to Austria to lead Vorarlberg and, subsequently, work as assistant at second-tier Austria Lustenau under Heinz Fuchsbichler.

• Took charge of Liechtenstein's youth teams in 2008, eventually stepping up to succeed Hans-Peter Zaugg at the helm of the senior national side in late 2012.

• Enjoyed some early success in his new role, guiding Liechtenstein to 1-1 home draws against Latvia and Slovakia in his first two competitive fixtures.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2041642.html#rene+pauritsch

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeLaurent Kopriwa (LUX)
  • Assistant refereesDaniel Da Costa (LUX) , David Mateus Santos (LUX)
  • Fourth officialAlexandre Boucaut (BEL)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerKazimierz Oleszek (POL)
  • Referee observerLeslie Irvine (NIR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Laurent Kopriwa14/12/1983033

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
15/11/2013U21QRLiechtensteinLatvia0-2Eschen
10/07/2014UEL1QREuropa FCFC Vaduz0-1Gibraltar

Last updated 07/10/2017 11:10CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on UEFA.com.

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400492.html#competition+facts

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FYR Macedonia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain981035325
    Italy962120820
    Albania9414101213
    Israel9405101412
    FYR Macedonia922511158
    Liechtenstein90091350
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Albania 2-1 FYR Macedonia
    1-0 Sadiku 9, 1-1 Alioski 51, 2-1 Balaj 89
    Zahov, L. Zhuta, Ristevski, Mojsov (89 B. Ibraimi), Sikov, Alioski, Pandev, Hasani (74 Gjorgjev), Ristovski, Stjepanovic (61 Petrovikj), Spirovski
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    FYR Macedonia 1-2 Israel
    0-1 Hemed 25, 0-2 Ben Chaim 43, 1-2 Nestorovski 63
    Bogatinov, L. Zhuta, Ristevski, Mojsov, Sikov (51 B. Ibraimi), Alioski, Nestorovski, Pandev (76 Jahović), Hasani, Ristovski, Petrovikj (46 Spirovski)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    FYR Macedonia 2-3 Italy
    0-1 Belotti 24, 1-1 Nestorovski 57, 2-1 Hasani 59, 2-2 Immobile 75, 2-3 Immobile 90+2
    Bogatinov, L. Zhuta (46 B. Ibraimi), Ristevski, Mojsov, Sikov, Alioski, Nestorovski (68 Petrovikj), Pandev, Hasani (84 Trajcevski), Ristovski, Spirovski
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Spain 4-0 FYR Macedonia
    1-0 Velkoski 34 (og) , 2-0 Vitolo 63, 3-0 Monreal 84, 4-0 Aritz Aduriz 85
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski, Mojsov, Bardi, Alioski, Nestorovski (82 B. Ibraimi), Pandev, Hasani (87 Gjorgjev), Ristovski, Velkoski, Spirovski (60 L. Zhuta)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Liechtenstein 0-3 FYR Macedonia
    0-1 Nikolov 43, 0-2 Nestorovski 68, 0-3 Nestorovski 73
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski, Sikov, Tričkovski (78 David Babunski), Pandev, B. Ibraimi (64 Trajkovski), Ristovski, Velkoski, Nikolov, Spirovski (85 Gjorgjev), Nestorovski
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    FYR Macedonia 1-2 Spain
    0-1 David Silva 15, 0-2 Diego Costa 27, 1-2 Ristovski 66
    Dimitrievski, Toševski (74 Trajkovski), Ristevski, Mojsov (85 Tričkovski), Sikov, Alioski, Pandev, Ristovski, Stjepanovic (46 Elmas), Spirovski, Nestorovski
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Israel 0-1 FYR Macedonia
    0-1 Pandev 73
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski, Musliu, Alioski, Pandev, Bardi (90 Zajkov), Ristovski, Velkoski, Nikolov (63 Elmas), Spirovski, Nestorovski (86 Radeski)
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    FYR Macedonia 1-1 Albania
    0-1 Roshi 53, 1-1 Trajkovski 78 (P)
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski (87 Tričkovski), Musliu, Alioski, Pandev, Bardi, Ristovski, Velkoski, Nikolov (58 Trajkovski), Spirovski (87 Radeski), Nestorovski
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Italy 1-1 FYR Macedonia
    1-0 Chiellini 40, 1-1 Trajkovski 77
    Dimitrievski, Musliu, Alioski, Pandev (80 Tričkovski), Hasani (64 Trajkovski), Ristovski, Velkoski (75 Zajkov), Bardi, Radeski, Spirovski, Nestorovski
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    FYR Macedonia-Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Spain 8-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Diego Costa 10, 2-0 Sergi Roberto 55, 3-0 David Silva 59, 4-0 Vitolo 60, 5-0 Diego Costa 66, 6-0 Morata 82, 7-0 Morata 83, 8-0 David Silva 90+1
    Jehle, Göppel, Kaufmann, Rechsteiner (71 Yildiz), Büchel, Wieser, Burgmeier, M. Büchel (83 Gubser), Hasler, Salanovic (77 Wolfinger), Polverino
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Liechtenstein 0-2 Albania
    0-1 Jehle 12 (og) , 0-2 Balaj 71
    Jehle, Göppel, Kaufmann, Büchel, Wieser, Burgmeier, Oehri, Gubser (59 Frick), Hasler, Salanovic (73 Kühne), Polverino (46 Rechsteiner)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Israel 2-1 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Hemed 4, 2-0 Hemed 16, 2-1 Göppel 49
    Jehle, Göppel, Kaufmann, Rechsteiner, Büchel (88 Salanovic), A. Christen, Wieser, Burgmeier (81 Kühne), M. Büchel, Gubser (75 Frick), Hasler
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Liechtenstein 0-4 Italy
    0-1 Belotti 11, 0-2 Immobile 12, 0-3 Candreva 32, 0-4 Belotti 44
    Jehle, Kaufmann, Rechsteiner, Büchel, A. Christen, Wieser, Burgmeier, M. Büchel, Oehri, Salanovic, Polverino
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Liechtenstein 0-3 FYR Macedonia
    0-1 Nikolov 43, 0-2 Nestorovski 68, 0-3 Nestorovski 73
    Jehle, Göppel, Malin, Rechsteiner (78 Wolfinger), Büchel, Burgmeier, M. Büchel (83 Sele), Gubser, Hasler, Salanovic (87 Brändle), Frick
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Italy 5-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Insigne 35, 2-0 Belotti 52, 3-0 Éder 74, 4-0 Bernardeschi 83, 5-0 Gabbiadini 90+1
    Jehle, Göppel, Rechsteiner, Burgmeier (68 Wolfinger), M. Büchel, Malin, Gubser, Hasler, Salanovic (59 Brändle), Frick, Polverino (87 Quintans)
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Albania 2-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Roshi 54, 2-0 Agolli 78
    Jehle, Göppel, Kaufmann, Quintans (79 Yildiz), Malin, Frick (65 Erne), Wieser, Burgmeier (79 Brändle), M. Büchel, Hasler, Salanovic
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Liechtenstein 0-8 Spain
    0-1 Ramos 3, 0-2 Morata 15, 0-3 Isco 16, 0-4 David Silva 39, 0-5 Aspas 51, 0-6 Morata 54, 0-7 Aspas 63, 0-8 Göppel 89 (og)
    Jehle, Göppel, Kaufmann, Quintans (60 Yildiz), Malin, Wieser, Burgmeier (82 Wolfinger), M. Büchel, Hasler, Salanovic, Polverino (78 Sele)
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Liechtenstein 0-1 Israel
    0-1 Tibi 21
    Jehle, Göppel, Kaufmann (51 Brändle), Malin (89 Ospelt), Büchel, Burgmeier, M. Büchel, Erne (72 Yildiz), Hasler, Wolfinger, Polverino
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    FYR Macedonia-Liechtenstein

Last updated 07/10/2017 11:11CET

Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • Overall: Total appearances in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament only
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.