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UEFA EURO: North Macedonia - Latvia Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

North MacedoniaNational Arena Todor Proeski - SkopjeThursday 21 March 2019 - 20.45CETGroup G - Matchday 1Latvia
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Head to Head

 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
FYR Macedonia------------------
FYR Macedonia------------------
FYR Macedonia------------110021
FYR Macedonia------------110021

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Squad list Only this chapter

FYR Macedonia - Squad list
Current season
-Stole Dimitrievski25/12/199325Rayo Vallecano - 0000
-Damjan Siskovski18/03/199524RoPS - 0000
-Deyan Iliev25/02/199524Arsenal - 0000
-Kire Ristevski22/10/199028Újpest - 0000
-Stefan Ristovski12/02/199227Sporting CP - 0000
-Visar Musliu13/11/199424Shkëndija - 0000
-Egzijan Alioski12/02/199227Leeds - 0000
-Darko Velkoski21/06/199523Rijeka - 0000
-Gjoko Zajkov10/02/199524Charleroi - 0000
-Egzon Bejtulai07/01/199425Shkëndija - 0000
-Kristijan Toševski06/05/199424Vardar - 0000
-Feran Hasani18/06/199028Al-Raed FC - 0000
-Boban Nikolov28/07/199424Vidi - 0000
-Enis Bardi02/07/199523Levante - 0000
-Eljif Elmas24/09/199919Fenerbahçe - 0000
-Darko Churlinov11/07/200018Köln - 0000
-Goran Pandev27/07/198335Genoa - 0000
-Krste Velkoski20/02/198831Sarajevo - 0000
-Ilija Nestorovski12/03/199029Palermo - 0000
-Aleksandar Trajkovski05/09/199226Palermo - 0000
-Kire Markoski20/02/199524Spartak Trnava - 0000
-Igor Angelovski02/06/197642 - 0000
Latvia - Squad list
Current season
-Andris Vaņins30/04/198038Zürich - 0000
-Pāvels Šteinbors21/09/198533Arka - 0000
-Kaspars Ikstens05/06/198830Rīgas FS - 0000
-Vladislavs Gabovs13/07/198731Riga - 0000
-Vadims Žuļevs01/03/198831Ventspils - 0000
-Antons Kurakins01/01/199029Riga - 0000
-Vitālijs Maksimenko08/12/199028Olimpija Ljubljana - 0000
-Kaspars Dubra20/12/199028Irtysh - 0000
-Vitālijs Jagodinskis28/02/199227Rīgas FS - 0000
-Vjačeslavs Isajevs27/08/199325Rīgas FS - 0000
-Mārcis Ošs25/07/199127Xamax - 0000
-Antonijs Černomordijs26/09/199622Riga - 0000
-Oļegs Laizāns28/03/198731Riga - 0000
-Igors Tarasovs16/10/198830Śląsk - 0000
-Ritvars Rugins17/10/198929Riga - 0000
-Roberts Savaļnieks04/02/199326Rīgas FS - 0000
-Jānis Ikaunieks16/02/199524Liepāja - 0000
-Andrejs Cigaņiks12/04/199721Cambuur - 0000
-Roberts Uldriķis03/04/199820Sion - 0000
-Kristers Tobers13/12/200018Liepāja - 0000
-Artūrs Karašausks29/01/199227Riga - 0000
-Deniss Rakels20/08/199226Pafos - 0000
-Valērijs Šabala12/10/199424Podbeskidzie - 0000
-Slaviša Stojanovic06/12/196949 - 0000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Igor Angelovski

Date of birth: 2 June 1976
Nationality: Macedonian
Playing career: Makedonija Gjorce Petrov, Pelister, Publikum, Cementarnica (twice), Pobeda
Coaching career: Rabotnicki, FYR Macedonia (assistant), FYR 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 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.


Slaviša Stojanović

Date of birth: 6 December 1969
Nationality: Slovenian
Playing career: Slovan Ljubljana, Ljubljana (twice), Celje, Vevče, Livar
Coaching career: Slovan Ljubljana, Livar, Domžale, Celje, United Arab Emirates (assistant), Slovenia, Crvena zvezda, Lierse, Changchun Yatai, Riga, Levski Sofia, Latvia

• Born in what is now Serbia, Stojanović had an unremarkable career as a defender in Slovenian football, finiding his true calling as a coach in his late 20s when he led Slovan Ljubljana to national titles at Under-16 and U18 levels.

• Established his local reputation in charge of Domžale between 2002 and 2008, during which his side won the 2006/07 and 2007/08 domestic titles – their first top-division successes.

• After a single campaign at Celje, Stojanović moved abroad to assist compatriot Srečko Katanec, then coach of the United Arab Emirates; the pair were dismissed in September 2011, Stojanović taking over as Slovenia boss the following month.

• Stojanović resigned as Slovenia coach in December 2012, after just over a year in charge, and returned to football in June 2013 with Crvena zvezda, whom he steered to their first Serbian title in seven years in his lone campaign.

• After an ill-starred spell in Belgium with Lierse, Stojanović coached clubs in China and Latvia, then took command of Levski Sofia at the start of the 2018/19 campaign. He left the Bulgarian side in January 2019 and was appointed head coach of Latvia two months later.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeHalis Özkahya (TUR)
  • Assistant refereesKemal Yilmaz (TUR) , Kerem Ersoy (TUR)
  • Fourth officialHüseyin Göçek (TUR)
  • UEFA DelegateIvan Tsitovich (RUS)
  • UEFA Referee observerKaj Østergaard (DEN)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Halis Özkahya30/05/1980149

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

No such matches refereed

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FYR Macedonia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    FYR Macedonia0000000
    FYR Macedonia-Latvia
  • (24/03/2019)
    Slovenia-FYR Macedonia
  • (07/06/2019)
    FYR Macedonia-Poland
  • (10/06/2019)
    FYR Macedonia-Austria
  • (05/09/2019)
    Israel-FYR Macedonia
  • (09/09/2019)
    Latvia-FYR Macedonia
  • (10/10/2019)
    FYR Macedonia-Slovenia
  • (13/10/2019)
    Poland-FYR Macedonia
  • (16/11/2019)
    Austria-FYR Macedonia
  • (19/11/2019)
    FYR Macedonia-Israel


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    FYR Macedonia0000000
    FYR Macedonia-Latvia
  • (24/03/2019)
  • (07/06/2019)
  • (10/06/2019)
  • (06/09/2019)
  • (09/09/2019)
    Latvia-FYR Macedonia
  • (10/10/2019)
  • (15/10/2019)
  • (16/11/2019)
  • (19/11/2019)

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:: 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 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 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 is 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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