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FYROM have reason to fear Andorra

Published: Monday 13 September 2010, 1.10CET
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have genuine reason not to take Andorra lightly in Group B having taken just a point from their opponents during 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
FYROM have reason to fear Andorra
Andorra (red) have lost both of their Group B games ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 13 September 2010, 1.10CET

FYROM have reason to fear Andorra

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have genuine reason not to take Andorra lightly in Group B having taken just a point from their opponents during 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

Andorra is not a name that strikes fear into the hearts of many footballing nations, but the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have cause for concern ahead of their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group B tie.

Match background
• Andorra's record in four matches against FYROM reads W1 D1 L2 (W1 D0 L1 at home).

• Andorra had already won friendly outings against Belarus and Albania when they met FYROM in a FIFA World Cup qualifier on 13 October 2004. Marc Bernaus struck the only goal of the game to give Andorra their first victory in a competitive international, defeating a FYROM team on a high after drawing 2-2 with the Netherlands in their previous encounter.

• To prove that result was no accident, David Rodrigo's men then earned a 0-0 draw in the return fixture in Skopje.

• FYROM made amends of a sort when the sides were paired again in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying. FYROM prevailed 3-0 in Andorra thanks to goals from Goran Pandev, Nikolce Noveski and Ilco Naumoski, and by the same scoreline in Skopje, when Goce Sedloski, Naumoski and Pandev all hit the target.

Last updated: 17/09/10 19.29CET

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