Belarus 0-0 Gabon
Belarus could not break down Gabon's defence as the sides drew in Belek, Turkey. Aliaksandr Khatskevich's side had the better of the friendly aside for a 20-minute spell during the first half, but could not find a way through.
Pavel Nekhaychik could not capitalise on a one-one-one while Sergei Kislyak and Anton Putilo both squandered good openings in the second period.
Aliaksandr Khatskevich, Belarus coach:
I'm satisfied with the victory. At the start of the match we were unsure in our play, I think our players had the jitters. But a couple of good passes later, we were the better team so even though Macedonia's keeper made a number of excellent saves, preventing goals, at the end we were able to secure the victory.
I'm satisfied with the way we played this match. As you know, I have already said that we are coming here for the victory. Even though the pitch in Belarus is much better, nothing could stop us now, not the pitch and not the weather. We believed in ourselves, in our quality, in the team. The new players I introduced in the lineup also played big part in our success.
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