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UEFA EURO: Israel - North Macedonia Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2019/21 SeasonMatch press kits

IsraelIsraelTurner Stadium - Beer ShevaThursday 5 September 2019
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Group G - Matchday -8
North MacedoniaNorth Macedonia
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/09/2017QR (GS)Israel - North Macedonia0-1
HaifaPandev 73
06/10/2016QR (GS)North Macedonia - Israel1-2
SkopjeNestorovski 63; Hemed 25, Ben Chaim 43
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/11/2007QR (GS)Israel - North Macedonia1-0
Ramat GanBarda 35
02/06/2007QR (GS)North Macedonia - Israel1-2
SkopjeStojkov 13; Itzhaki 11, Colautti 44
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
North Macedonia10011001----200213
North Macedonia10011100----210122
North Macedonia------------100123
North Macedonia20022101----510458

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 05/09/2019 10:09CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Israel - Squad list
Current season
-Ariel Harush25/05/198831Sparta - 4000
-Ofir Marciano07/10/198929Hibernian - 0000
-Yoav Jarafi29/08/199326H. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Orel Dgani08/01/198930H. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Omri Ben Harush07/03/199029Lokeren - 4000
-Ben Bitton03/01/199128H. Beer-Sheva - 0000
-Hatem Elhamed18/03/199128Celtic - 1000
-Eli Dasa03/12/199226 - 4000
-Loai Taha26/11/198929H. Beer-Sheva - 4000
-Raz Shlomo13/08/199920H. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Bibras Natcho18/02/198831Partizan*4000
-Beram Kayal02/05/198831Charlton - 4000
-Almog Cohen01/09/198831M. Netanya - 2000
-Eran Zahavi25/07/198732Guangzhou*4700
-Dia Seba18/11/199226Guangzhou - 2000
-Dor Peretz17/05/199524M. Tel-Aviv*4000
-Gadi Kinda23/03/199425Beitar Jerusalem - 0000
-Dan Glazer20/09/199622M. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Manor Solomon24/07/199920Shakhtar Donetsk - 2000
-Yonatan Cohen29/06/199623M. Tel-Aviv - 3000
-Tomer Hemed02/05/198732Charlton - 1000
-Munas Dabbur14/05/199227Sevilla - 2100
-Shon Weissman14/02/199623Wolfsberg - 0000
-Andreas Herzog10/09/196850 - 4000
North Macedonia - Squad list
Current season
-Stole Dimitrievski25/12/199325Rayo Vallecano - 4000
-Damjan Siskovski18/03/199524Rabotnicki - 0000
-Deyan Iliev25/02/199524Sered - 0000
-Kire Ristevski22/10/199028Újpest - 3000
-Visar Musliu13/11/199424Fehérvár - 3000
-Egzijan Alioski12/02/199227Leeds - 4100
-Darko Velkoski21/06/199524Rijeka - 4000
-Gjoko Zajkov10/02/199524Charleroi - 0000
-Egzon Bejtulai07/01/199425Shkëndija*3000
-Stefan Spirovski23/08/199029Ferencváros - 0000
-Arijan Ademi29/05/199128Dinamo Zagreb - 2000
-Boban Nikolov28/07/199425Fehérvár - 4000
-Enis Bardi02/07/199524Levante - 4100
-Ljupche Doriev13/09/199523Akademija Pandev - 0000
-Eljif Elmas24/09/199919Napoli - 4200
-Goran Pandev27/07/198336Genoa - 4000
-Ivan Tričkovski18/04/198732AEK Larnaca - 0000
-Krste Velkoski20/02/198831Sarajevo - 0000
-Ilija Nestorovski12/03/199029Udinese*4000
-Aleksandar Trajkovski05/09/199227Mallorca - 3000
-Kire Markoski20/02/199524AEL - 2000
-Marjan Radeski10/02/199524Shkëndija - 1000
-Vlatko Stojanovski23/04/199722Nîmes - 0000
-Igor Angelovski02/06/197643 - 4000

Last updated 05/09/2019 11:29CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Andreas Herzog

Date of birth: 10 September 1968
Nationality: Austrian
Playing career: Rapid Wien (twice), Werder Bremen (twice), Bayern München, Los Angeles Galaxy
Coaching career: Austria (assistant), Austria Under-21, United States (assistant), United States U23, Israel

• A Vienna-born attacking midfielder, Herzog started his senior career as a teenager with Rapid Wien and made his first appearance for the national team shortly before his 20th birthday. He would go on to become Austria's most-capped player with 103 appearances (23 goals) – a record that still stands.

• Twice an Austrian champion with Rapid Wien, the gifted left-footer's best years at club level came in Germany at Werder Bremen, with whom he won the Bundesliga title in 1992/93 and two German Cups. He also scored a personal-best tally of 15 Bundesliga goals in 1996/97, the season in which he returned to Werder after just one year away at Bayern München where he became a UEFA Cup winner.

• Returned home to Rapid in 2001 for two further years in the Austrian Bundesliga and then headed west to see out his career with MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy.

• Began his coaching career as caretaker of the Austria national team in 2005 and went on to be assistant to Karel Brückner. He continued to be head coach of the Austrian U-21 team, playing a key part in the development of future senior internationals such as David Alaba.

• In 2011 he joined forces again with his former Bayern team-mate Jürgen Klinsmann to become the assistant coach of the United States national team, helping them reach the round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. After a spell in charge of the USA's Under-23s he took on work as a TV pundit before accepting an offer to become head coach of Israel on 1 August 2018.


Igor Angelovski

Date of birth: 2 June 1976
Nationality: Macedonian
Playing career: Makedonija Gjorce Petrov, Pelister, Publikum, Cementarnica (twice), Pobeda
Coaching career: Rabotnicki, North Macedonia (assistant), North 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 aged 37 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 what was then 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 and oversaw the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in which the team picked up 11 points from ten matches before masterminding UEFA Nations League promotion.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAndreas Ekberg (SWE)
  • Assistant refereesMehmet Culum (SWE) , Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
  • Fourth officialKaspar Sjöberg (SWE)
  • UEFA DelegateIvan Lekov (BUL)
  • UEFA Referee observerJaap Uilenberg (NED)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Andreas Ekberg02/01/1985049

Andreas Ekberg

Referee since: 1998
First division: 2009
FIFA badge: 2013

Tournaments: 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2018 UEFA Youth League
2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

UEFA European Championship matches featuring 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
12/07/2017UCL2QRHapoel Beer-Sheva FCBudapest Honvéd FC2-1Beer Sheva

Last updated 05/09/2019 10:10CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    North Macedonia4112574
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Israel 1-1 Slovenia
    0-1 Šporar 48, 1-1 Zahavi 55
    Harush, Dasa, Natcho (79 A. Cohen), Zahavi, Dabbur, Yeini, Tawatha (77 Cohen), D. Peretz, Taha, Ben Harush, Kayal (63 Solomon)
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Israel 4-2 Austria
    0-1 Arnautović 8, 1-1 Zahavi 34, 2-1 Zahavi 45, 3-1 Zahavi 55, 4-1 Dabbur 66, 4-2 Arnautović 75
    Harush, Dasa, Dgani, Natcho, Zahavi, Dabbur (80 Hemed), Yeini, D. Peretz, Taha (77 Habashi), Ben Harush, Kayal (72 A. Cohen)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Latvia 0-3 Israel
    0-1 Zahavi 10, 0-2 Zahavi 60, 0-3 Zahavi 81
    Harush, Dasa, Bitton, Natcho, Zahavi, Seba (66 Sahar), Yeini, D. Peretz, Taha, Ben Harush (81 Cohen), Kayal (73 Glazer)
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Poland 4-0 Israel
    1-0 K. Piątek 35, 2-0 Lewandowski 56 (P) , 3-0 Grosicki 59, 4-0 Kądzior 84
    Harush, Dasa, Bitton (82 Elhamed), Natcho, Zahavi, Solomon (72 Seba), Yeini, D. Peretz, Taha, Ben Harush, Kayal (57 Cohen)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Israel-North Macedonia
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    North Macedonia-Israel

North Macedonia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    North Macedonia4112574
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    North Macedonia 3-1 Latvia
    1-0 Alioski 11, 2-0 Elmas 29, 2-1 Velkoski 87 (og) , 3-1 Elmas 90+3
    Dimitrievski, Musliu, Alioski, Trajkovski (83 Markoski), Pandev (71 Ristevski), Hasani (23 Elmas), Ristovski, Velkoski, Nikolov, Bardi, Nestorovski
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Slovenia 1-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Zajc 34, 1-1 Bardi 47
    Dimitrievski, Bejtulai, Musliu, Alioski (93 Ristevski), Pandev (76 Trajkovski), Ristovski, Velkoski, Nikolov, Bardi, Elmas, Nestorovski (88 Markoski)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    North Macedonia 0-1 Poland
    0-1 K. Piątek 47
    Dimitrievski, Musliu, Alioski, Pandev (84 Hasani), Ristovski (76 Ademi), Velkoski, Bejtulai, Nikolov (62 Trajkovski), Bardi, Elmas, Nestorovski
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    North Macedonia 1-4 Austria
    1-0 Hinteregger 18 (og) , 1-1 Lazaro 39, 1-2 Arnautović 62 (P) , 1-3 Arnautović 82, 1-4 Bejtulai 86 (og)
    Dimitrievski, Ademi, Alioski, Pandev, Ristovski, Velkoski, Bejtulai, Nikolov (67 Hasani), Bardi, Elmas (55 Ristevski), Nestorovski (55 Radeski)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Israel-North Macedonia
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Latvia-North Macedonia
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    North Macedonia-Slovenia
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Poland-North Macedonia
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Austria-North Macedonia
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    North Macedonia-Israel

Last updated 05/09/2019 10:08CET


:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2020 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2020 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 was the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


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
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