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UEFA EURO: North Macedonia - Slovenia Match press kits

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North MacedoniaNorth MacedoniaNational Arena Todor Proeski - SkopjeThursday 10 October 2019
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Group G - Matchday 7
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/03/2019QR (GS)Slovenia - North Macedonia1-1LjubljanaZajc 34; Bardi 47
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
North Macedonia----1010----101011
Slovenia1010--------101011
FIFA*
North Macedonia------------------
Slovenia------------------
Friendlies
North Macedonia------------430194
Slovenia------------410349
Total
North Macedonia----1010----5311105
Slovenia1010--------5113510

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 10/09/2019 12:35CET

Squad list Only this chapter

North Macedonia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Stole Dimitrievski25/12/199325Rayo Vallecano - 6000
-Damjan Siskovski18/03/199524Rabotnicki - 0000
-Deyan Iliev25/02/199524Sered - 0000
Defenders
-Kire Ristevski22/10/199028Újpest - 4000
-Stefan Ristovski12/02/199227Sporting CP - 4000
-Visar Musliu13/11/199424Fehérvár - 5000
-Egzijan Alioski12/02/199227Leeds - 6100
-Gjoko Zajkov10/02/199524Charleroi - 0000
-Kristijan Toševski06/05/199425Vardar - 0000
-Mario Mladenovski16/09/200019Vardar - 0000
Midfielders
-Stefan Spirovski23/08/199029H. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Arijan Ademi29/05/199128Dinamo Zagreb - 4100
-Boban Nikolov28/07/199425Fehérvár*6000
-Gjorgji Stoilov25/08/199524Akademija Pandev - 0000
-Ljupche Doriev13/09/199524Akademija Pandev - 0000
-Eljif Elmas24/09/199920Napoli - 6200
Forwards
-Goran Pandev27/07/198336Genoa - 6100
-Ivan Tričkovski18/04/198732AEK Larnaca - 1000
-Ilija Nestorovski12/03/199029Udinese*6000
-Aleksandar Trajkovski05/09/199227Mallorca - 5000
-Marjan Radeski10/02/199524Shkëndija - 2000
-Vlatko Stojanovski23/04/199722Nîmes - 0000
Coach
-Igor Angelovski02/06/197643 - 6000
Slovenia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Vid Belec06/06/199029APOEL - 0000
-Nejc Vidmar31/03/198930Olimpija Ljubljana - 0000
-Jan Oblak07/01/199326Atlético - 6000
Defenders
-Uros Korun25/05/198732Piast - 0000
-Aljaž Struna04/08/199029Houston Dynamo - 6100
-Miha Mevlja12/06/199029Sochi - 6000
-Miha Blažič08/05/199326Ferencváros - 1000
-Erik Janža21/06/199326Górnik Zabrze - 0000
-Petar Stojanović07/10/199524Dinamo Zagreb - 6000
-Jure Balkovec09/09/199425Empoli - 2000
Midfielders
-René Krhin21/05/199029Nantes - 4000
-Josip Iličić29/01/198831Atalanta*6200
-Jasmin Kurtić10/01/198930SPAL - 6000
-Denis Popović15/10/198929Zürich - 4000
-Miha Zajc01/07/199425Fenerbahçe - 4200
-Benjamin Verbić27/11/199325Dynamo Kyiv - 4200
-Žan Majer25/07/199227Lecce - 1000
-Adam Gnezda Čerin16/07/199920Nürnberg - 0000
-Jaka Bijol05/02/199920CSKA Moskva - 3000
Forwards
-Roman Bezjak21/02/198930APOEL - 2100
-Tim Matavž13/01/198930Vitesse - 0000
-Robert Berić17/06/199128St-Étienne - 4000
-Andraž Šporar27/02/199425Slovan Bratislava - 5200
Coach
-Matjaž Kek09/09/196158 - 6000

Last updated 10/10/2019 11:42CET

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, 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.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2337075.html#igor+angelovski

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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.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=921425.html#matjaz+kek

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDanny Makkelie (NED)
  • Assistant refereesMario Diks (NED) , Hessel Steegstra (NED)
  • Fourth officialKevin Blom (NED)
  • UEFA DelegateMikael Salzer (SWE)
  • UEFA Referee observerMartin Ingvarsson (SWE)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Danny Makkelie28/01/1983363

Danny Makkelie

Referee since: 2005
First division: 2009
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

Finals
2012 UEFA European Under-19 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
24/07/2012UCL2QRFK ŽeljezničarNK Maribor1-2Sarajevo
21/10/2014UCLGSChelsea FCNK Maribor6-0London
09/10/2016WCQRNorth MacedoniaItaly2-3Skopje

Last updated 08/10/2019 12:03CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

North Macedonia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland64118213
    Slovenia632112511
    Austria631213610
    North Macedonia6222888
    Israel622211118
    Latvia60061210
    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 1-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Zahavi 55, 1-1 Ademi 64
    Dimitrievski, Bejtulai, Ristevski, Ademi, Musliu, Alioski, Velkoski, Nikolov (75 Trajkovski), Bardi (83 Spirovski), Elmas, Nestorovski (69 Pandev)
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Latvia 0-2 North Macedonia
    0-1 Pandev 14, 0-2 Bardi 17
    Dimitrievski, Bejtulai, Ademi, Musliu, Tričkovski, Alioski, Trajkovski (65 Nestorovski), Pandev (75 Nikolov), Velkoski, Bardi, Elmas (88 Radeski)
  • 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

Slovenia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland64118213
    Slovenia632112511
    Austria631213610
    North Macedonia6222888
    Israel622211118
    Latvia60061210
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Israel 1-1 Slovenia
    0-1 Šporar 48, 1-1 Zahavi 55
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar (85 Bohar), Zajc (62 Črnigoj), Jokić, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbić (90 Bijol)
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Slovenia 1-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Zajc 34, 1-1 Bardi 47
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar (71 Berić), Zajc (90 Zahović), Jokić, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbić (84 Črnigoj)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Austria 1-0 Slovenia
    1-0 Burgstaller 74
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Bijol (63 Popović), Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar, Zajc (69 Bohar), Jokić, Črnigoj (78 Berić), M. Mevlja, Stojanović
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Latvia 0-5 Slovenia
    0-1 Črnigoj 24, 0-2 Črnigoj 27, 0-3 Iličić 29 (P) , 0-4 Iličić 44, 0-5 Zajc 47
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Iličić, Kurtić, Zajc (64 Bijol), Jokić, Črnigoj (83 Majer), M. Mevlja, Popović (77 Zahović), Berić, Stojanović
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Slovenia 2-0 Poland
    1-0 Aljaž Struna 35, 2-0 Šporar 65
    Oblak, Balkovec, Aljaž Struna, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar (85 Popović), Bezjak, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbić (62 Črnigoj)
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Slovenia 3-2 Israel
    1-0 Verbić 43, 1-1 Natcho 50, 1-2 Zahavi 63, 2-2 Bezjak 66, 3-2 Verbić 90
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna (54 Blažič), Krhin (81 Popović), Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar, Jokić (46 Balkovec), Bezjak, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbić
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    North Macedonia-Slovenia
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Slovenia-Austria
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Slovenia-Latvia
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Poland-Slovenia

Last updated 10/09/2019 12:36CET

Legend

:: 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.

Competitions

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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