National Arena Filip II Macedonian - Skopje 16/10/2012 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

FYROM - Serbia
1-0
 

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Nerveless Ibraimi helps FYROM beat Serbia

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 23.45CET
FYROM 1-0 Serbia
Agim Ibraimi's second-half penalty earned a first victory for coach Cedomir Janevski as the hosts earned the three points in Skopje.
by Emil Gasevski
Nerveless Ibraimi helps FYROM beat Serbia
Agim Ibraimi rejoices after his goal ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

FYROM
Serbia

1

Goals scored

0

7

Total attempts

13

2

Attempts on target

3

4

off target

8

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

7

2

Offsides

0

4

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

1

15

Fouls committed

14

11

Fouls suffered

12

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 10:34 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 23.45CET

Nerveless Ibraimi helps FYROM beat Serbia

FYROM 1-0 Serbia
Agim Ibraimi's second-half penalty earned a first victory for coach Cedomir Janevski as the hosts earned the three points in Skopje.

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia picked up the first win of their qualifying Group A campaign as Agim Ibraimi's second-half penalty sunk ten-man Serbia in Skopje.

The victory was a first for coach Cedomir Janevski, but also signalled a second straight loss for Serbia who fall further behind the front two of Belgium and Croatia after both recorded wins. Following a home defeat by Croatia on Friday, Janevski made seven changes to his lineup, and Ibraimi's strike on 59 minutes ensured the risk paid off.

After a slow start, it was the visitors who bared their teeth first. On 19 minutes, Dušan Tadić and Zoran Tošić exchanged passes before the former rattled a shot just wide from the edge of the area. Captain Aleksandar Kolarov then threatened the home goal with a trademark free-kick that looped a fraction off target. However, it was the hosts who spurned the clearest opening of the half, as two minutes before the interval Mirko Ivanovski collected Boban Grncarov's lofted ball expertly, before shooting wide with only Željko Brkić to beat.

The game hinged on the penalty incident 14 minutes into the second half. Ibraimi sent Feran Hasani into the box, and the winger was felled by Nenad Tomović who was shown a red card. Ibraimi kept his cool from the spot and add to his goal against Croatia.

Serbia coach Siniša Mihajlović threw on forwards Miralem Sulejmani and Dejan Lekić as he went hunting for an equaliser, which almost came through Tadić's powerful shot, but Tome Pacovski resisted in the home goal. Serbia will hope to get back on track when they travel to Croatia on 22 March, the same day FYROM host Belgium.

Last updated: 08/05/14 7.06CET

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Lineups

FYROM

FYROM

Serbia

Serbia

12Tome Pacovski (GK)23Željko Brkić (GK)
2Daniel Georgievski
Yellow Card44
2Nenad Tomović
Red Card59
4Nikolce Noveski (C)
Yellow Card29
3Aleksandar Kolarov (C)
5Boban Grncarov
Yellow Card70
4Milan Biševac
Yellow Card26
11Feran Hasani5Matija Nastasić
14Muhamed Demiri
Substitution86
7Zoran Tošić
16Nikola Gligorov
Yellow Card20
10Dušan Tadić
Substitution68
17Darko Tasevski
Substitution73
15Ljubomir Fejsa
18Aleksandar Lazevski17Aleksandar Ignjovski
19Agim Ibraimi
Goal59
19Filip Djuričić
Substitution61
21Mirko Ivanovski
Substitution90+1
21Lazar Marković
Yellow Card43
Substitution74

Substitutes

1Martin Bogatinov (GK)1Bojan Jorgačević (GK)
22Kristijan Naumovski (GK)12Damir Kahriman (GK)
6Vance Sikov6Branislav Ivanović
Substitution68
7Ivan Tričkovski
Substitution73
8Radosav Petrović
8Velice Sumulikoski
Substitution86
9Miralem Sulejmani
Substitution74
13Bojan Markoski11Dejan Lekić
Substitution61
15Stefan Ristovski
Substitution90+1
13Nikola Maksimović
20Ostoja Stjepanovic14Nemanja Matić
23Dragan Georgiev16Srdjan Mijailović
18Marko Šćepović
20Neven Subotić
22Nenad Krstičić

Coach

Cedomir Janevski (MKD) Siniša Mihajlović (SRB)

Referee

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

Assistant referees

Angelo Boonman (NED), Rob van de Ven (NED)

Fourth official

Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • FYROM

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Belgium, 22 March 2013, 0-2
  • Serbia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Croatia, 22 March 2013, 2-0
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