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UkraineUkraineNational Arena - BucharestThursday 17 June 2021
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Group C - Matchday 2
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/10/2015QR (GS)North Macedonia - Ukraine0-2
SkopjeSeleznyov 59 (P), Kravets 87
12/10/2014QR (GS)Ukraine - North Macedonia1-0
LvivSydorchuk 45+2
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
North Macedonia10011001----200203
North Macedonia------------------
North Macedonia------------211010
North Macedonia10011001----411213

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 16/06/2021 23:20CET

Match background Only this chapter

Ukraine take on North Macedonia in Bucharest in the second round of Group C games, the teams' first meeting in six years.

• Both sides suffered defeat in their opening games on 13 June, North Macedonia conceding twice in the final 12 minutes to go down 3-1 against Austria in Bucharest – Goran Pandev's 28th-minute strike, his country's first goal in a EURO finals, having made it 1-1 – while Ukraine were also undone late on against the Netherlands in Amsterdam. Quick strikes from Andriy Yarmolenko (75) and Roman Yaremchuk (79) retrieved a two-goal deficit but Andriy Shevchenko's side conceded again with five minutes remaining to go down 3-2.

• While Ukraine are in the finals for the third time running, and overall, North Macedonia are one of two countries making their debut at UEFA EURO 2020, along with Group B contenders Finland.

Previous meetings
• This is the teams' fifth meeting, and their third EURO match. Their most recent contests came in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016, Ukraine winning 1-0 in Lviv and 2-0 in Skopje on their way to the final tournament in France.

• Serhiy Sydorchuk scored the only goal at the Arena Lviv on 12 October 2014, with a Yevhen Seleznyov penalty and a late Artem Kravets strike securing the points at the Philip II National Arena – now the National Arena Todor Proeski – on 9 October 2015. Goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov kept clean sheets in both games for Ukraine.

• Ukraine finished third in Group C on 19 points and qualified for UEFA EURO 2016 via a play-off win against Slovenia; North Macedonia, with one win and four points from their ten fixtures, ended bottom of the section.

• The sides had earlier played two friendlies, a goalless draw in Kyiv on 11 October 2003 and a 1-0 North Macedonia victory in Skopje on 31 March the following year, Goran Stavrevski getting the only goal. Current Ukraine head coach Shevchenko captained his country in both of those matches.

EURO facts: Ukraine
• Having never featured in a UEFA European Championship before co-hosting the 2012 edition with Poland, this is Ukraine's third successive appearance in the final tournament.

• Ukraine have now lost six of their seven EURO matches, the exception a 2-1 defeat of Sweden in their opening UEFA EURO 2012 fixture. Shevchenko scored twice in Kyiv – Ukraine's only EURO finals goals before they scored twice on Matchday 1.

• A team coached by Mykhailo Fomenko finished bottom of Group C at UEFA EURO 2016, losing to Germany, Northern Ireland (both 0-2) and Poland (0-1).

• Shevchenko's side finished top of Group B in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2020, picking up 20 points from their eight games – three more than holders Portugal.

• Ukraine remained unbeaten in qualifying, winning six and drawing two. They are one of five sides to not lose a game in the UEFA EURO 2020 preliminaries, along with Belgium, Italy – who both won all their fixtures – Spain and Denmark.

• This is the first time Ukraine have qualified for a EURO directly; after co-hosting in 2012, they beat Slovenia in the play-offs to reach the 2016 event.

• Ukraine's sole previous game in Romania was a 4-1 friendly defeat against the home side at the Stadionul Gheorghe Hagi – now the Stadionul Farul – in Constanţa on 27 March 2002.

EURO facts: North Macedonia
• This is North Macedonia's first final tournament. Before UEFA EURO 2020 they had never finished higher than fourth in their qualifying section for a UEFA European Championship or a FIFA World Cup.

• Igor Angelovski's side were third in Group G behind Poland (25 points) and Austria (19) in their UEFA EURO 2020 section. North Macedonia picked up 14 points from their ten games (W4 D2 L4), level with Slovenia but with a superior head-to-head record despite losing two of their final three matches, away to Poland (0-2) and Austria (1-2).

• North Macedonia qualified for the EURO play-offs having topped their 2018/19 UEFA Nations League section ahead of Armenia, Gibraltar and Liechtenstein, winning five of their six matches (L1) to finish five points clear at the head of the standings.

• Angelovski's team were 2-1 winners at home to Kosovo in the play-off semi-finals, Krste Velkovski's first international goal deciding the contest, before captain Goran Pandev's strike proved enough to win the final in Georgia 1-0.

• Having beaten Israel 1-0 in their final Group G qualifier, those play-off results made it three successive EURO qualifying wins for North Macedonia for the first time.

• North Macedonia are the 35th country to have qualified for the EURO.

• North Macedonia's Matchday 1 debut against Austria was also held at the National Arena in Bucharest.

• North Macedonia visited Bucharest's National Arena on 25 March this year, where they were defeated 3-2 by hosts Romania in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier despite goals from Arijan Ademi and Aleksandar Trajkovski.

• North Macedonia's sole previous game in Bucharest before 2021 was a 4-2 defeat by the home side at the Stadionul Steaua in qualifying for the 1998 World Cup in August 1997. Their only other visit to Romania came more recently, in Craiova on 4 September 2004, when they lost another World Cup qualifier 2-1 to their hosts.

Links and trivia
• Marjan Radeski scored in each game as North Macedonia beat Ukraine 1-0 at home and 2-0 away on their way to qualifying for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. Damjan Siskovski, Darko Velkovski – who was sent off in the first game in Skopje – Gjoko Zajkov, Visar Musliu, Enis Bardi, Boban Nikolov, Egzon Bejtulai and Tihomir Kostadinov also featured for North Macedonia across the two games with Eduard Sobol, Oleksandar Zubkov and Roman Yaremchuk involved for Ukraine.

• Ruslan Malinovskyi and Pandev both registered a goal and assist apiece last month in Atalanta's 4-3 Serie A win at Genoa.

• Ademi scored Dinamo Zagreb's final goal in a 3-3 UEFA Champions League group stage draw at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on 6 November 2019.

• Ivan Tričkovski's goal earned APOEL a 1-1 draw at Shakhtar in the UEFA Champions League group stage on 28 September 2011.

Latest news

• Ukraine's defeat by the Netherlands in Amsterdam ended the team's six-match unbeaten run. They had registered a fourth successive 1-1 draw in the first of their three pre-UEFA EURO 2020 friendlies, against Bahrain in Kharkiv on 23 May, but were subsequently victorious against both Northern Ireland – 1-0 in Dnipro – and Cyprus – 4-0 in Kharkiv.

• There were international debuts from the bench for Heorhii Sudakov and Denys Popov against Bahrain and a first international goal for Oleksandr Zubkov to win the game against Northern Ireland.

• Andriy Yarmolenko scored twice against Cyprus before finding the net with a spectacular strike against the Netherlands – Ukraine's first goal in six EURO finals matches and his first at a major tournament – to lift his all-time tally of international goals to 41, seven behind Ukraine's record scorer, and current head coach, Andriy Shevchenko.

• Roman Yaremchuk's equalising goal in Amsterdam was his third in four internationals and ninth in total. One more will make him only the eighth Ukrainian goalscorer to reach double figures.

• Yarmolenko and goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov are veterans of the country's two previous EURO final tournament campaigns, the pair having played all six matches in 2012 and 2016, the first three alongside Shevchenko. Only four other UEFA EURO 2020 squad members have survived from the last squad in France – Serhiy Sydorchuk, Taras Stepanenko, Oleksandr Zivchenko and Oleksandr Karavaev.

• Dynamo Kyiv won the Ukrainian league double in 2020/21 and there are ten players from that side in Shevchenko's squad – Sydorchuk, Karavaev, Popov, Georgiy Bushchan, Mykola Shaparenko, Illia Zabarnyi, Viktor Tsygankov, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Artem Besedin and Oleksandr Tymchyk.

• Other 2020/21 domestic league title winners in the Ukraine squad are Ferencváros's Zubkov, Manchester City's Zinchenko and Club Brugge's Eduard Sobol.

• Yarmolenko was one of only three members of Ukraine's UEFA EURO 2020 squad not involved in UEFA club competition in 2020/21 – along with Yevhen Makarenko and Artem Dobnyk. However, his West Ham side have qualified to play UEFA Europa League group stage football in 2021/22 thanks to their sixth-placed finish in the Premier League.

North Macedonia
• The opening defeat by Austria was just the third in 15 matches for Igor Angelovski's side, eight of those having brought victories including a momentous 2-1 win away to Germany in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on 31 March.

• North Macedonia's two pre-UEFA EURO 2020 friendlies, both in Skopje, brought a 1-1 draw with Slovenia, in which Eljif Elmas scored for the third successive international, and a 4-0 win against Kazakhstan that featured first international goals for Milan Ristovski – 12 minutes into his debut – and Darko Churlinov.

• Arijan Ademi and mid-season signing Stefan Ristovski were Croatian double winners with Dinamo Zagreb in 2020/21. They also helped the club reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League, each of them starting all six matches in the knockout phase against Krasnodar, Tottenham and eventual winners Villarreal.

• Other 2020/21 trophy winners in Angelovski's squad are Egzon Bejtulai, a North Macedonian champion with Shkëndija, Kire Ristevski, a Hungarian Cup winner with Újpest, and Krste Velkoski, who also lifted the domestic cup in Bosnia and Herzegovina with Sarajevo.

• Goran Pandev has now made 30 appearances in EURO matches – a record for a North Macedonia player. His goal against Austria enabled him to join Artim Šakiri and Ilčo Naumoski as his country’s joint top scorer in the competition.

• In scoring on Matchday 1, Pandev not only marked his tournament debut with a goal but also became, aged 37 years and 321 days, the second oldest player, after Austria's Ivica Vastic at UEFA EURO 2008, to score at the EURO finals – and the oldest to find the net in the tournament from open play. It was the North Macedonia skipper's 38th international goal on his 120th appearance.


Squad list Only this chapter

Ukraine - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Georgiy Bushchan31/05/199427Dynamo Kyiv - 00107-
12Andriy Pyatov28/06/198436Shakhtar Donetsk - 800096-
23Anatolii Trubin01/08/200119Shakhtar Donetsk - 00002-
2Eduard Sobol20/04/199526Club Brugge - 200019-
4Serhiy Kryvtsov15/03/199130Shakhtar Donetsk - 700022-
13Illia Zabarnyi01/09/200218Dynamo Kyiv - 00109-
16Vitaliy Mykolenko29/05/199922Dynamo Kyiv - 701016-
17Oleksandr Zinchenko15/12/199624Man. City - 7110406
22Mykola Matviyenko02/05/199625Shakhtar Donetsk - 801036-
24Oleksandr Tymchyk20/01/199724Dynamo Kyiv - 00004-
25Denys Popov17/02/199922Dynamo Kyiv - 00001-
3Georgiy Sudakov01/09/200218Shakhtar Donetsk - 00003-
5Serhiy Sydorchuk02/05/199130Dynamo Kyiv*2010363
6Taras Stepanenko08/08/198931Shakhtar Donetsk - 6000613
8Ruslan Malinovskyi04/05/199328Atalanta - 8310376
10Mykola Shaparenko04/10/199822Dynamo Kyiv - 001013-
11Marlos07/06/198833Shakhtar Donetsk - 4110261
14Yevhen Makarenko21/05/199130Kortrijk - 000012-
15Viktor Tsygankov15/11/199723Dynamo Kyiv - 7300256
18Roman Bezus26/09/199030Gent - 2000235
20Oleksandr Zubkov03/08/199624Ferencváros - 0010121
21Oleksandr Karavaev02/06/199229Dynamo Kyiv - 6010341
7Andriy Yarmolenko23/10/198931West Ham - 41119441
9Roman Yaremchuk27/11/199525Gent - 7411259
19Artem Besedin31/03/199625Dynamo Kyiv - 1100152
26Artem Dovbyk21/06/199723Dnipro-1 - 00002-
-Andriy Shevchenko29/09/197644 - 801046-
North Macedonia - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Stole Dimitrievski25/12/199327Rayo Vallecano - 1201043-
12Risto Jankov05/09/199822Rabotnicki - 0000--
22Damjan Siskovski18/03/199526Doxa - 00006-
2Egzon Bejtulai07/01/199427Shkëndija - 801022-
3Gjoko Zajkov10/02/199526Charleroi - 4000161
4Kire Ristevski22/10/199030Újpest - 900048-
6Visar Musliu13/11/199426Fehérvár - 10010321
13Stefan Ristovski12/02/199229Dinamo Zagreb - 10010652
14Darko Velkoski21/06/199525Rijeka - 10110301
5Arijan Ademi29/05/199130Dinamo Zagreb - 7110254
8Ezgjan Alioski12/02/199229Leeds*10110458
11Ferhan Hasani18/06/199030Partizani - 3000412
15Tihomir Kostadinov04/03/199625Ružomberok - 401011-
16Boban Nikolov28/07/199426Lecce - 11110352
17Enis Bardi02/07/199525Levante - 9210346
20Stefan Spirovski23/08/199030AEK Larnaca - 6000401
21Eljif Elmas24/09/199921Napoli - 11410287
25Darko Churlinov11/07/200020Stuttgart - 000031
26Milan Ristovski08/04/199823Spartak Trnava - 001021
7Ivan Tričkovski18/04/198734AEK Larnaca - 4010657
9Aleksandar Trajkovski05/09/199228Mallorca*80106518
10Goran Pandev27/07/198337Genoa - 1121112038
18Vlatko Stojanovski23/04/199724Chambly - 210082
19Krste Velkoski20/02/198833Sarajevo - 000014-
23Marjan Radeski10/02/199526Akademija Pandev - 3000171
24Daniel Avramovski20/02/199526Kayserispor - 20006-
-Igor Angelovski02/06/197645 - 1201050-

Last updated 16/06/2021 22:57CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Andriy Shevchenko

Date of birth: 29 September 1976
Nationality: Ukrainian
Playing career: Dynamo Kyiv (twice), AC Milan (twice), Chelsea
Coaching career: Ukraine (assistant), Ukraine

• Shevchenko enjoyed phenomenal early success with Dynamo Kyiv, the club he joined as a schoolboy, winning five successive Ukrainian titles and contributing 60 top-flight goals, including a league-best tally of 18 in 1998/99; that same season he also jointly topped the UEFA Champions League charts with eight goals as Dynamo reached the semi-finals.

• Joined Milan in July 1999 and hit the ground running, finishing top of the Serie A goal charts in his debut season (the first foreigner to achieve the feat) with 24 goals, a tally he would match the following campaign and again in 2003/04, when he led the listings once more as Milan won the Scudetto; won the Ballon d'Or in December 2004 to go with his six Ukrainian footballer of the year titles.

• Won the UEFA Champions League with the Rossoneri in 2003, scoring the decisive spot kick in the final against Juventus to crown an injury-curtailed campaign; however, missed crucially from the spot in the 2005 showpiece against Liverpool.

• Left Milan in 2006 with 127 Serie A and 37 European goals to his credit, but a move to Chelsea did not work out and he returned to Milan for an equally unsuccessful loan spell in 2008/09 before making the permanent move back to Dynamo a year later.

• Ukraine's record scorer by a distance with 48 goals in 111 appearances, he captained the team to the quarter-finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and became the first player to reach the 100-cap milestone for Ukraine, in October 2010. Scored twice in a famous win against Sweden at UEFA EURO 2012, his international swansong.

• After a short-lived foray into politics, appointed assistant to Ukraine coach Mykhaylo Fomenko, taking over as head coach after UEFA EURO 2016 but losing out to Iceland and eventual runners-up Croatia in their qualifying section for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Better followed in the inaugural UEFA Nations League, Ukraine winning promotion into League A.


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

  • RefereeFernando Andres Rapallini (ARG)
  • Assistant refereesJuan Pablo Belatti (ARG) , Diego Bonfa (ARG)
  • Video Assistant RefereeAlejandro Hernández (ESP)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeJuan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeJosé María Sánchez (ESP)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeFilippo Meli (ITA)
  • Fourth officialSlavko Vinčić (SVN)
  • Reserve officialTomaž Klančnik (SVN)
  • UEFA DelegateRotem Kamer (ISR)
  • UEFA Referee observerDavid Fernández Borbalán (ESP)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Fernando Andres Rapallini28/04/197800

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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Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Ukraine

2016 – group stage
2012 – group stage
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify

Final tournament win
Ukraine v Sweden, 11/06/12

Final tournament defeat
three times, most recently Ukraine v Northern Ireland, 16/06/16

Qualifying win
twice, most recently Ukraine v Serbia, 07/06/19

Qualifying defeat
Croatia v Ukraine, 25/03/95

Final tournament appearances
7: Andriy Yarmolenko
Yevhen Khacheridi
Yevhen Konoplyanka
6: Andriy Pyatov
4: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
4: Oleksandr Zinchenko

Final tournament goals
2: Andriy Shevchenko
1: Roman Yaremchuk
1: Andriy Yarmolenko

Overall appearances
Andriy Pyatov
29: Andriy Shevchenko
28: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
25: Olexandr Shovkovskiy
24: Oleg Luzhny
23: Yevhen Konoplyanka
23: Andriy Yarmolenko
21: Andriy Voronin
19: Oleh Gusev
19: Andriy Gusin

Overall goals
Andriy Shevchenko
8: Andriy Yarmolenko
5: Tymerlan Huseynov
5: Serhiy Rebrov
5: Roman Yaremchuk
4: Oleh Gusev
4: Yevhen Konoplyanka


UEFA European Championship records: North Macedonia

2016 – did not qualify
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify

Final tournament win

Final tournament defeat
3-1: Austria v North Macedonia, 13/06/21

Qualifying win
4-0: North Macedonia v Malta, 06/09/98

Qualifying defeat
North Macedonia v Belgium, 07/06/95

Final tournament appearances
15 players

Final tournament goals
Goran Pandev

Overall appearances
30: Goran Pandev
28: Veliče Šumulikoski
23: Goce Sedloski
21: Aleksandar Trajkovski
20: Igor Mitreski
20: Nikolče Noveski
19: Petar Miloševski
18: Ilčo Naumoski
18: Stefan Ristovski
18: Artim Šakiri
18: Vanče Šikov

Overall goals
5: Goran Pandev
Artim Šakiri
5: Ilčo Naumoski
4: Eljif Elmas
4: Goce Sedloski
3: Risto Božinov
3: Saša Ćirić
3: Boško Djurovski
3: Georgi Hristov


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • European Qualifiers
    Portugal 0-0 Ukraine
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Malinovskyi, Konoplyanka (87 Buyalskiy ), Marlos (66 Tsygankov), Mykolenko, Zinchenko, Yaremchuk (76 Júnior Moraes), Karavaev, Matviyenko
  • (25/03/2019)
    Luxembourg 1-2 Ukraine
    1-0 Turpel 34, 1-1 Tsygankov 40, 1-2 Rodrigues 90+3 (og)
    Pyatov, Butko (79 Karavaev), Burda, Malinovskyi, Bezus (64 Yaremchuk), Konoplyanka, Mykolenko, Tsygankov, Zinchenko, Júnior Moraes, Matviyenko
  • (07/06/2019)
    Ukraine 5-0 Serbia
    1-0 Tsygankov 26, 2-0 Tsygankov 27, 3-0 Konoplyanka 46, 4-0 Yaremchuk 58, 5-0 Konoplyanka 75
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko (72 Shepeliev), Malinovskyi, Konoplyanka (76 Kovalenko), Tsygankov, Mykolenko, Zinchenko, Yaremchuk (67 Kravets), Karavaev, Matviyenko
  • (10/06/2019)
    Ukraine 1-0 Luxembourg
    1-0 Yaremchuk 6
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Malinovskyi, Konoplyanka (80 Kovalenko), Tsygankov (88 Sobol), Mykolenko, Zinchenko, Yaremchuk, Karavaev, Matviyenko
  • (07/09/2019)
    Lithuania 0-3 Ukraine
    0-1 Zinchenko 7, 0-2 Marlos 27, 0-3 Malinovskyi 62
    Pyatov, Bolbat, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko (60 Tsygankov), Malinovskyi (80 Bezus), Marlos, Mykolenko, Zinchenko, Yaremchuk (65 Júnior Moraes), Matviyenko
  • (11/10/2019)
    Ukraine 2-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Malinovskyi 29, 2-0 Malinovskyi 58
    Pyatov, Sobol, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko (73 Sydorchuk), Yarmolenko (64 Tsygankov), Malinovskyi, Marlos (59 Konoplyanka), Zinchenko, Júnior Moraes, Bolbat, Matviyenko
  • (14/10/2019)
    Ukraine 2-1 Portugal
    1-0 Yaremchuk 6, 2-0 Yarmolenko 27, 2-1 Ronaldo 72 (P)
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Malinovskyi, Yaremchuk (73 Kovalenko), Marlos (63 Konoplyanka), Mykolenko (94 Plastun), Zinchenko, Karavaev, Matviyenko
  • (17/11/2019)
    Serbia 2-2 Ukraine
    1-0 Tadić 9 (P) , 1-1 Yaremchuk 32, 2-1 A. Mitrović 56, 2-2 Besedin 90+3
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Sydorchuk, Yarmolenko, Malinovskyi (88 Shakhov), Yaremchuk, Tsygankov (77 Besedin), Mykolenko, Kovalenko (77 Shepeliev), Karavaev, Matviyenko
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
    North Macedonia3003280
    Matchday 1 (13/06/2021)
    Netherlands 3-2 Ukraine
    1-0 Wijnaldum 52, 2-0 Weghorst 58, 2-1 Yarmolenko 75, 2-2 Yaremchuk 79, 3-2 Dumfries 85
    Bushchan, Sydorchuk, Yarmolenko, Malinovskyi, Yaremchuk, Zabarnyi, Mykolenko, Zinchenko, Zubkov (13 Marlos), Karavaev, Matviyenko
  • Matchday 2 (17/06/2021)
    Ukraine-North Macedonia
  • Matchday 3 (21/06/2021)

North Macedonia

  • European Qualifiers
    North Macedonia 3-1 Latvia
    1-0 Alioski 11, 2-0 Elmas 29, 2-1 D. Velkoski 87 (og) , 3-1 Elmas 90+3
    Dimitrievski, Musliu, Alioski, Trajkovski (83 Markoski), Pandev (71 Ristevski), Hasani (23 Elmas), Ristovski, D. Velkoski, Nikolov, Bardi, Nestorovski
  • (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, D. Velkoski, Nikolov, Bardi, Elmas, Nestorovski (88 Markoski)
  • (07/06/2019)
    North Macedonia 0-1 Poland
    0-1 K. Piątek 47
    Dimitrievski, Musliu, Alioski, Pandev (84 Hasani), Ristovski (76 Ademi), D. Velkoski, Bejtulai, Nikolov (62 Trajkovski), Bardi, Elmas, Nestorovski
  • (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, D. Velkoski, Bejtulai, Nikolov (67 Hasani), Bardi, Elmas (55 Ristevski), Nestorovski (55 Radeski)
  • (05/09/2019)
    Israel 1-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Zahavi 55, 1-1 Ademi 64
    Dimitrievski, Bejtulai, Ristevski, Ademi, Musliu, Alioski, D. Velkoski, Nikolov (75 Trajkovski), Bardi (83 Spirovski), Elmas, Nestorovski (69 Pandev)
  • (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), D. Velkoski, Bardi, Elmas (88 Radeski)
  • (10/10/2019)
    North Macedonia 2-1 Slovenia
    1-0 Elmas 50, 2-0 Elmas 68, 2-1 Iličić 90+5 (P)
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski, Ademi (77 Toševski), Musliu, Alioski, Pandev (66 Tričkovski), Ristovski (81 Zajkov), Nikolov, Spirovski, Elmas, Nestorovski
  • (13/10/2019)
    Poland 2-0 North Macedonia
    1-0 Frankowski 74, 2-0 Milik 80
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski, Musliu, Alioski, Pandev, Ristovski (81 Radeski), Bejtulai, Nikolov (88 Stoilov), Spirovski, Elmas, Nestorovski (74 Trajkovski)
  • (16/11/2019)
    Austria 2-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Alaba 7, 2-0 Lainer 48, 2-1 Stojanovski 90+3
    Dimitrievski, Toševski (62 Avramovski), Ristevski, Mladenovski (46 Zajkov), Kostadinov, Trajkovski (13 Stojanovski), Ristovski, D. Velkoski, Bardi, Spirovski, Elmas
  • (19/11/2019)
    North Macedonia 1-0 Israel
    1-0 Nikolov 45+2
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski, Musliu, Kostadinov, Pandev (79 Avramovski), Ristovski, D. Velkoski (72 Zajkov), Nikolov, Bardi, Stojanovski (60 Nestorovski), Elmas
  • Final tournament - Play-off
    North Macedonia 2-1 Kosovo
    1-0 Kololli 16 (og) , 1-1 Hadergjonaj 29, 2-1 D. Velkoski 33
    Dimitrievski, Bejtulai (51 Ristevski), Ademi (80 Spirovski), Musliu, Alioski, Pandev (80 Tričkovski), Ristovski (88 Kostadinov), D. Velkoski, Nikolov, Bardi, Nestorovski (88 Trajkovski)
  • (12/11/2020)
    Georgia 0-1 North Macedonia
    0-1 Pandev 56
    Dimitrievski, Bejtulai, Ademi (67 Spirovski), Musliu, Alioski, Pandev, Ristovski (89 Zajkov), D. Velkoski, Nikolov (84 Kostadinov), Elmas, Nestorovski (89 Tričkovski)
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
    North Macedonia3003280
    Matchday 1 (13/06/2021)
    Austria 3-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Lainer 18, 1-1 Pandev 28, 2-1 Gregoritsch 78, 3-1 Arnautović 89
    Dimitrievski, Ademi, Musliu (86 M. Ristovski), Alioski, Trajkovski (63 Kostadinov), Pandev, Ristovski, D. Velkoski, Nikolov (63 Bejtulai), Bardi (82 Tričkovski), Elmas
  • Matchday 2 (17/06/2021)
    Ukraine-North Macedonia
  • Matchday 3 (21/06/2021)
    North Macedonia-Netherlands

Last updated 05/07/2021 17:10CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Football Championship final tournament: Did you know?

• Spain (1964, 2008, 2012) and Germany (1972, 1980 – both as West Germany – 1996) are the competition's most successful sides having lifted the trophy three times each. Only France (1984, 2000) have also triumphed more than once.

• Only three teams have ever won the UEFA European Championship on home soil: Spain (1964), Italy (1968) and France (1984).

• In 2012 Spain became the first nation to retain the Henri Delaunay Cup, having also won in 2008. The Soviet Union (1960, 1964) and West Germany (1972, 1976) returned to the final as holders only to lose.

• Eight players have appeared in two victorious finals – Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas and David Silva all started Spain's triumphs in 2008 and 2012, with Fernando Torres starting in 2008 and coming on four years later and Xabi Alonso coming on in the 2008 final and starting in 2012. Rainer Bonhof twice picked up a winners' medal with West Germany (1972, 1980) but did not play in either tournament.

• Berti Vogts was a winner as a player with West Germany in 1972 and as Germany coach in 1996, making him the only man to triumph in both roles.

• Since 1980, when the final tournament expanded to become an eight-team event, the hosts or co-hosts have only failed to reach the semi-finals – or better – four times: Italy (1980), Belgium (2000), Austria and Switzerland (2008) and Poland and Ukraine (2012).

• UEFA EURO 2020 is Germany's 13th successive UEFA European Championship final tournament – they last missed out as West Germany in 1968.

• Germany are appearing in the finals for the 13th time, one more than Russia (includes appearances as USSR). This is the 11th tournament for Spain.

• Eight teams have qualified for the finals with a perfect record, including Belgium and Italy this time round. The others are France (1992 and 2004), the Czech Republic (2000), Spain and Germany (2012) and England (2016).

• The Netherlands' 6-1 defeat of Yugoslavia in the UEFA EURO 2000 quarter-finals is the biggest win in a final tournament. Three games have finished 5-0, most recently Sweden's 2004 defeat of Bulgaria.

• Three teams have held the UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup at the same time. West Germany won the European title in 1972 and added the world crown two years later, while France claimed the 1998 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000 and Spain triumphed at UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 World Cup. Spain's 2012 EURO victory made them the first country to win three major tournaments in a row; West Germany were within a shoot-out of achieving the feat before their 1976 loss to Czechoslovakia.

• For West Germany, Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Paul Breitner, Uli Hoeness and Gerd Müller played in both those finals, while Fabien Barthez, Marcel Desailly, Bixente Lizarazu, Lilian Thuram, Didier Deschamps, Youri Djorkaeff, Patrick Vieira, Zinédine Zidane and Christophe Dugarry achieved the feat for France.

• Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Joan Capdevila, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres played in Spain's 2008 EURO final win and the 2010 World Cup success. Casillas, Ramos, Iniesta, Xavi, Fàbregas, Alonso and Torres appeared in all three of Spain's final wins between 2008 and 2012.

• In addition to the 24 players mentioned above, Dino Zoff (Italy 1968, 1982) and Germany's Thomas Hässler and Jürgen Klinsmann (1990, 1996) also featured in two final triumphs.

• In 2016 Portugal's Real Madrid pair Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo joined a small group of players to have appeared in European Cup and UEFA European Championship final victories in the same year. Luis Suárez achieved the feat with Internazionale Milano and Spain in 1964, while in 1988 PSV Eindhoven quartet Hans van Breucklen, Ronald Koeman, Barry van Aerle and Gerald Vanenburg were all in the victorious Netherlands side. In 2012 Fernando Torres and Juan Mata both appeared in final wins for Chelsea and Spain.

• Wim Kieft and Nicolas Anelka narrowly missed out on this club. A European Champion Clubs' Cup finalist with PSV in 1988, Kieft was an unused substitute in the Netherlands' European Championship triumph, while Anelka was similarly thwarted with France in 2000 after appearing in Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League final. Anelka's Madrid team-mate Christian Karembeu holds the unique position of being an unused substitute in European Cup and European Championship final victories in the same year.

• In 2008 Germany's Michael Ballack, then with Chelsea, became the first player to appear in European Cup and EURO final defeats in the same year.

• Four players have followed European Cup final defeat with EURO victory in the same year: Ignacio Zoco and Amancio Amaro (1964, Real Madrid and Spain) and Manny Kaltz and Horst Hrubesch (1980, Hamburg and West Germany).

• Gábor Király is the oldest player to have appeared in a UEFA European Championship finals; he was aged 40 years 86 days in Hungary's 4-0 loss against Belgium at UEFA EURO 2016.

• England's Jude Bellingham is the youngest player to have featured; he was 17 years and 349 days when he came on as a substitute against Croatia on Matchday 1 of UEFA EURO 2020.

• Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to appear, and score, in five EUROs with his two goals against Hungary on Matchday 1 at UEFA EURO 2020. Twenty-one players have appeared in four final tournaments: Lothar Matthäus, Peter Schmeichel, Alessandro Del Piero, Edwin van der Sar, Lilian Thuram, Olof Mellberg, Gianluigi Buffon, Petr Čech, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Andreas Isaksson, Kim Källström, Jaroslav Plašil, Lukas Podolski, Tomáš Rosický, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Darijo Srna, Giorgio Chiellini, Sebastian Larsson, Luka Modrić, João Moutinho and Pepe.

• Austria's Ivica Vastic is the oldest player to have scored, having found the net in a 1-1 draw against Poland at UEFA EURO 2008 aged 38 years 257 days.

• Johan Vonlanthen was 18 years 141 days old when scoring in Switzerland's 3-1 defeat by France at UEFA EURO 2004, making him the youngest player to have struck at the finals.

• Russia's Dmitri Kirichenko scored the fastest goal in a UEFA European Championship; his effort against Greece at UEFA EURO 2004 was timed at 67 seconds.

• There have been eight hat-tricks in a final tournament: Dieter Müller (1976), Klaus Allofs (1980), Michel Platini (1984, twice), Marco van Basten (1988), Sérgio Conceição (2000), Patrick Kluivert (2000) and David Villa (2008).

UEFA European Championship final tournament: All-time records
Leading scorer by tournament
1960: 2 François Heutte (FRA), Viktor Ponedelnik (URS), Valentin Ivanov (URS), Dražan Jerković (YUG)
1964: 2 Jesús María Pereda (ESP), Ferenc Bene (HUN), Deszö Novák (HUN)
1968: 2 Dragan Džajić (YUG)
1972: 4 Gerd Müller (FRG)
1976: 4 Dieter Müller (FRG)
1980: 3 Klaus Allofs (FRG)
1984: 9 Michel Platini (FRA)
1988: 5 Marco van Basten (NED)
1992: 3 Henrik Larsen (DEN), Karl-Heinz Riedle (GER), Dennis Bergkamp (NED), Tomas Brolin (SWE)
1996: 5 Alan Shearer (ENG)
2000: 5 Patrick Kluivert (NED), Savo Milošević (YUG)
2004: 5 Milan Baroš (CZE)
2008: 4 David Villa (ESP)
2012: 3 Fernando Torres (ESP), Alan Dzagoev (RUS), Mario Gomez (GER), Mario Mandžukić (CRO), Mario Balotelli (ITA), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)
2016: 6 Antoine Griezmann (FRA)

Oldest player
40yrs 86 days: Gábor Király (Hungary 0-4 Belgium, 26/06/16)
39yrs 91 days: Lothar Matthäus (Portugal 3-0 Germany, 20/06/00)
38yrs 308 days: Morten Olsen (Italy 2-0 Denmark, 17/06/88)
38yrs 271 days: Peter Shilton (England 1-3 Netherlands, 15/06/88)

Youngest player
17 yrs 349 days: Jude Bellingham (England 1-0 Croata, 13/06/21)
18 yrs 71 days: Jetro Willems (Netherlands 0-1 Denmark, 09/06/12)
18yrs 115 days: Enzo Scifo (Belgium 2-0 Yugoslavia, 13/06/84)
18yrs 128 days: Valeri Bozhinov (Italy 2-1 Bulgaria, 22/06/04)

Oldest goalscorer
38yrs 257 days: Ivica Vastic (Austria 1-1 Poland, 12/06/08)
37 yrs 321 days: Goran Pandev (North Macedonia 1-3 Austria, 13/06/2021)
37yrs 62 days: Zoltán Gera (Hungary 3-3 Portugal, 22/06/16)
36yrs 194 days: Gareth McAuley (Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland, 16/06/16)
35yrs 77 days: Jan Koller (Turkey 3-2 Czech Republic, 15/06/08)

Youngest goalscorer
18yrs 141 days: Johan Vonlanthen (Switzerland 1-3 France, 21/06/04)
18yrs 237 days: Wayne Rooney (England 3-0 Switzerland, 17/06/04)
18yrs 317 days: Renato Sanches (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)

Most goals in a match
9 (4-5): France v Yugoslavia (06/07/60)
7 (5-2): France v Iceland (03/07/16)
7 (6-1): Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
7 (3-4): Yugoslavia v Spain (21/06/00)

Biggest victory
6-1: Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
5-0: Sweden v Bulgaria (14/06/04)
5-0: Denmark v Yugoslavia (16/06/84)
5-0: France v Belgium (16/06/84)

Dieter Müller (West Germany 4-2 Yugoslavia, semi-finals 17/06/76)
Klaus Allofs (West Germany 3-2 Netherlands, group stage 14/06/80)
Michel Platini (France 5-0 Belgium, group stage 16/06/84)
Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, group stage 19/06/84)
Marco van Basten (Netherlands 3-1 England, group stage 15/06/88)
Sérgio Conceição (Portugal 3-0 Germany, group stage 20/06/00)
Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia, quarter-finals 25/06/00)
David Villa (Spain 4-1 Russia, group stage 10/06/08)

Fastest hat-trick
18mins: Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, 19/06/84)

Fastest goals
1 min 7 secs: Dmitri Kirichenko (Russia 2-1 Greece, 20/06/04)
1 mins 40 secs: Robert Lewandowski (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)
2 mins 0 secs: Robbie Brady (France 2-1 Republic of Ireland, 26/06/16)
2 mins 7 secs: Sergei Aleinikov (England 1-3 Soviet Union, 18/06/88)
2 mins 14 secs: Alan Shearer (Germany 1-1 England, 26/06/96)
2 mins 25 secs: Michael Owen (Portugal 2-2 England, 24/06/04)
2 mins 27 secs: Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria 1-0 Romania, 13/06/96)
2 mins 42 secs: Paul Scholes (Portugal 3-2 England, 17/06/00)

58: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
57: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
51: Mario Frick (Liechtenstein)
50: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
49: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden)
49: Kim Kallström (Sweden)
49: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
49: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
48: Iker Casillas (Spain)
48: Sergei Ignashevich (Russia)
48: Luka Modrić (Croatia)
47: Sargis Hovsepyan (Armenia)
47: Darijo Srna (Croatia)
47: Lilian Thuram (France)

Final tournament
21: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
18: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
17: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
16: Cesc Fàbregas (Spain)
16: Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
16: João Moutinho (Portugal)
16: Pepe (Portugal)
16: Lilian Thuram (France)
16: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands)
15: Nani (Portugal)
15: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
15: David Silva (Spain)
14: Iker Casillas (Spain)
14: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
14: Philipp Lahm (Germany)
14: Luís Figo (Portugal)
14: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
14: Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)
14: Zinédine Zidane (France)

Final tournament
12: West Germany/Germany
11: Soviet Union/Russia
10: Spain; Netherlands
9: Czech Republic; Denmark; England; France; Italy

Appearing in five finals tournaments
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)

Appearing in four finals tournaments
4: Lothar Matthäus (West Germany/Germany 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000) 
4: Peter Schmeichel (Denmark 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000) 
4: Alessandro Del Piero (Italy 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 
4: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 
4: Lilian Thuram (France 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 
4: Olof Mellberg (Sweden 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012) 
4: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Petr Čech (Czech Republic 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Kim Källström (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Jaroslav Plašil (Czech Republic 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Lukas Podolski (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Tomáš Rosický (Czech Republic 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016) 
4: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Darijo Srna (Croatia 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Giorgio Chiellini (Italy 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: Sebastian Larsson (Sweden 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: Luka Modrić (Croatia 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: João Moutinho (Portugal 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: Pepe (Portugal 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)

42: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
25: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
23: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
22: Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark)
21: Jan Koller (Czech Republic)
21: Robert Lewandowski (Poland)
21: Hakan Şükür (Turkey)
20: Wayne Rooney (England)
20: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia/Croatia)
19: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands)
19: Miroslav Klose (Germany)
19: Raúl González (Spain)
18: Thierry Henry (France)
18: David Villa (Spain)
18: Zlatko Zahovič (Slovenia)

Final tournament
11: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
9: Michel Platini (France)
7: Alan Shearer (England)
6: Antoine Griezmann (France)
6: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
6: Thierry Henry (France)
6: Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
6: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
6: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands)



:: 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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