Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia coach Mirsad Jonuz has named a 23-man squad for the October qualifiers against Andorra and Russia.
Returning to the fold after missing the opening Group B games against Slovakia and Armenia – which produced a 1-0 defeat and 2-2 draw – are right-back Vlade Lazarevski, central defender Daniel Mojsov and midfielder Darko Tasevski. Korea Republic-based striker Blaze Ilijoski is omitted.
No1 goalkeeper Tome Pacovski remains on the sidelines after breaking his leg when playing for his Belgian club KFC Germinal Beerschot Antwerpen, meaning Edin Nuredinovski is again likely to deputise.
"I've named 23 players – the list is long and final," Jonuz said. "There will be no new players called up even if someone gets injured. It's important that everyone is psychologically prepared for these upcoming games and they should not be surprised by last-minute call-ups."
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia squad
Goalkeepers: Edin Nuredinovski (Ethnikos Achnas FC), Darko Tofilovski (MFK Košice), Martin Bogatinov (FK Rabotnicki).
Defenders: Boban Grncarov (APOEL FC), Igor Mitreski (Neftçi PFK), Nikolce Noveski (FSV Mainz 05), Vance Sikov (Ethnikos Achnas FC), Daniel Mojsov (FK Vojvodina), Goran Popov (FC Dynamo Kyiv), Vlade Lazarevski (FC Lokomotiv Astana).
Midfielders: Aleksandar Todorovski (FK Rad), Aleksandar Lazevski (FK Partizan), Armend Alimi (NK Istra), Agim Ibraimi (Eskisehirspor), Slavco Georgievski (Neftçi PFK), Velice Sumulikoski (FC Sibir Novosibirsk), Filip Despotovski (Inter Baki PIK), Mario Gjurovski (FK Vojvodina).
Forwards: Goran Pandev (FC Internazionale Milano), Ilco Naumoski (SV Mattersburg), Stevica Ristic (FC Amkar Perm), Darko Tasevski (PFC Levski Sofia), Ivan Trickovski (APOEL FC).
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