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UEFA EURO: Slovenia - North Macedonia Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

SloveniaStadion Stožice - LjubljanaSunday 24 March 2019 - 20.45CETGroup G - Matchday 2North Macedonia
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Head to Head

 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
FYR Macedonia------------------
FYR Macedonia------------------
FYR Macedonia------------430194
FYR Macedonia------------430194

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:34CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Slovenia - Squad list
Current season
-Vid Belec06/06/199028Sampdoria - 0000
-Jan Oblak07/01/199326Atlético - 1000
-Grega Sorčan05/03/199623Gorica - 0000
-Bojan Jokić17/05/198632Ufa - 1000
-Andraž Struna23/04/198929Anorthosis - 0000
-Nemanja Mitrovič15/10/199226Jagiellonia - 0000
-Aljaž Struna04/08/199028Houston Dynamo - 1000
-Miha Mevlja12/06/199028Rostov - 1000
-Miha Blažič08/05/199325Ferencváros - 0000
-Petar Stojanović07/10/199523Dinamo Zagreb - 1000
-Jon Stankovič14/01/199623Huddersfield - 0000
-Jure Balkovec09/09/199424Verona - 0000
-René Krhin21/05/199028Nantes - 1000
-Josip Iličić29/01/198831Atalanta - 1000
-Jasmin Kurtič10/01/198930SPAL - 1000
-Miha Zajc01/07/199424Fenerbahçe - 1000
-Domen Črnigoj18/11/199523Lugano - 1000
-Damjan Bohar18/10/199127Zagłębie - 1000
-Benjamin Verbič27/11/199325Dynamo Kyiv - 1000
-Jaka Bijol05/02/199920CSKA Moskva - 1000
-Robert Berić17/06/199127St-Étienne - 0000
-Luka Zahović15/11/199523Maribor - 0000
-Andraž Šporar27/02/199425Slovan Bratislava - 1100
-Matjaž Kek09/09/196157 - 1000
FYR Macedonia - Squad list
Current season
-Stole Dimitrievski25/12/199325Rayo Vallecano - 1000
-Damjan Siskovski18/03/199524RoPS - 0000
-Deyan Iliev25/02/199524Arsenal - 0000
-Kire Ristevski22/10/199028Újpest - 1000
-Stefan Ristovski12/02/199227Sporting CP - 1000
-Visar Musliu13/11/199424Shkëndija - 1000
-Egzijan Alioski12/02/199227Leeds - 1100
-Darko Velkoski21/06/199523Rijeka - 1000
-Gjoko Zajkov10/02/199524Charleroi - 0000
-Egzon Bejtulai07/01/199425Shkëndija - 0000
-Kristijan Toševski06/05/199424Vardar - 0000
-Boban Nikolov28/07/199424Vidi - 1000
-Enis Bardi02/07/199523Levante - 1000
-Eljif Elmas24/09/199919Fenerbahçe - 1200
-Darko Churlinov11/07/200018Köln - 0000
-Goran Pandev27/07/198335Genoa - 1000
-Krste Velkoski20/02/198831Sarajevo - 0000
-Ilija Nestorovski12/03/199029Palermo - 1000
-Aleksandar Trajkovski05/09/199226Palermo - 1000
-Kire Markoski20/02/199524Spartak Trnava - 1000
-Igor Angelovski02/06/197642 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Matjaž Kek

Date of birth: 9 September 1961
Nationality: Slovenian
Playing career: Maribor (twice), Spittal/Drau, Grazer AK
Coaching career: Maribor, Slovenia (youth), Slovenia (twice), Al-Ittihad, Rijeka

• Born in Maribor, he began a long affiliation with the local club as a player. Featured from 1979 to 1984 in the Yugoslavian Federal League before a decade in Austria's lower leagues with Spittal/Drau and Grazer AK – earning one cap for Slovenia in 1992 while with the latter. Returned home to win a hat-trick of Slovenian titles at Maribor between 1997 and 1999 as well as two national cups.

• Turned to coaching immediately after hanging up his boots and was on the staff for four further Maribor championship wins before taking charge himself for the 2003/04 season.

• Appointed coach of Slovenia's Under-15 and U16 teams in 2006 before the call came to replace senior head coach Branko Oblak midway through UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying campaign in January 2007.

• Endured difficult start to reign with youthful team but came good to eventually steer Slovenia to 2010 FIFA World Cup finals after a famous away-goals victory over Russia in the play-offs. Oversaw creditable performances in South Africa although Slovenia failed to progress from group stage.

• Stepped down after failure to reach UEFA EURO 2012, going on to have a brief spell in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ittihad before resurfacing at Rijeka in February 2013. Kek proved a huge success in Croatia, winning the club's first title in 2016/17 when Rijeka completed the double by claiming the Croatian Cup for the second time in his reign; also took the club into the UEFA Europa League group stage in 2013/14 and 2014/15. Stepped down in October 2018 and reappointed as Slovenia coach the following month.


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.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeXavier Estrada Fernandez (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesJavier Rodriguez (ESP) , Teodoro Sobrino (ESP)
  • Fourth officialAlejandro Hernández (ESP)
  • UEFA DelegateKarl Espen Eriksen (NOR)
  • UEFA Referee observerIouri Baskakov (RUS)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Xavier Estrada Fernandez27/01/1976237

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

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:46CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    FYR Macedonia1100313
    Israel 1-1 Slovenia
    0-1 Šporar 48, 1-1 Zahavi 55
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtič, Šporar (85 Bohar), Zajc (62 Črnigoj), Jokić, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbič (90 Bijol)
  • (24/03/2019)
    Slovenia-FYR Macedonia
  • (07/06/2019)
  • (10/06/2019)
  • (06/09/2019)
  • (09/09/2019)
  • (10/10/2019)
    FYR Macedonia-Slovenia
  • (13/10/2019)
  • (16/11/2019)
  • (19/11/2019)

FYR Macedonia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    FYR Macedonia1100313
    FYR 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
  • (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

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:54CET


:: 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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