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FYR MacedoniaFYR MacedoniaNacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski - SkopjeThursday 6 October 2016
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group G - Matchday 2
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/11/2007QR (GS)Israel - FYR Macedonia1-0
Ramat GanBarda 35
02/06/2007QR (GS)FYR Macedonia - Israel1-2
SkopjeStojkov 13; Itzhaki 11, Colautti 44
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
FYR Macedonia10011001----300336

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Squad list Only this chapter

FYR Macedonia - Squad list
Current season
-Martin Bogatinov26/04/198630Ethnikos Achnas - 0000
-Kostadin Zahov08/11/198728Shkëndija - 1000
-Damjan Siskovski18/03/199521Rabotnicki - 0000
-Vance Sikov19/07/198531Neftçi - 1000
-Daniel Mojsov25/12/198728AEK Larnaca - 1000
-Kire Ristevski22/10/199025Vasas - 1000
-Stefan Ristovski12/02/199224Rijeka - 1000
-Egzijan Alioski12/02/199224Lugano - 1100
-Darko Velkoski21/06/199521Vardar - 0000
-Leonard Zhuta09/08/199224Rijeka*1000
-Ivan Tričkovski18/04/198729AEK Larnaca - 0000
-Stefan Spirovski23/08/199026Vardar - 1000
-Dusko Trajcevski01/11/199025Rabotnicki - 0000
-Milovan Petrovikj23/01/199026Osijek - 1000
-Goran Pandev27/07/198333Genoa - 1000
-Ostoja Stjepanovic17/01/198531Śląsk*1000
-Adis Jahović18/03/198729Krylya Sovetov - 0000
-Ilija Nestorovski12/03/199026Palermo - 0000
-Besart Ibraimi17/12/198629Shkëndija - 0000
-Feran Hasani18/06/199026Shkëndija - 1000
-Nikola Gjorgjev22/08/199719Grasshoppers - 1000
-Igor Angelovski02/06/197640 - 1000
Israel - Squad list
Current season
-David Goresh01/02/198036H. Beer-Sheva - 1000
-Boris Kleyman26/10/199025Beitar Jerusalem - 0000
-Ariel Harush25/05/198828H. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Eytan Tibi16/11/198728M. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Omri Ben Harush07/03/199026M. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Rami Gershon12/08/198828Gent - 1000
-Ben Bitton03/01/199125H. Beer-Sheva - 1000
-Eli Dasa03/12/199223M. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Shir Tzedek 22/08/198927H. Beer-Sheva - 1000
-Ofir Davidzada05/05/199125Gent - 1000
-Maor Buzaglo14/01/198828H. Beer-Sheva - 0000
-Almog Cohen01/09/198828Ingolstadt - 0000
-Eran Zahavi25/07/198729M. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Eyal Golasa07/10/199124M. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Daniel Einbinder16/02/198927Beitar Jerusalem - 0000
-Nir Bitton30/10/199124Celtic - 1000
-Roi Kehat12/05/199224M. Haifa - 1000
-Omer Atzily27/07/199323Beitar Jerusalem - 1000
-Tomer Hemed02/05/198729Brighton - 1000
-Tal Ben Chaim05/08/198927M. Tel-Aviv - 1100
-Idan Vered25/05/198927Beitar Jerusalem - 0000
-Munas Dabbur14/05/199224Salzburg - 0000
-Ahmed Abed30/03/199026H. Kiryat Shmona - 0000
-Elisha Levy18/11/195758 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Igor Angelovski

Date of birth: 2 June 1976
Nationality: Macedonian
Playing career: FK Makedonija Gjorce Petrov, FK Pelister, NK Publikum, FK Cementarnica 55 (twice), FK Pobeda
Coaching career: FK 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 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.



Elisha Levy

Date of birth: 18 November 1957
Nationality: Israeli
Playing career: Hapoel Beit She'an FC (twice), Maccabi Haifa FC, Maccabi Petach-Tikva FC
Coaching career: Hapoel Beit She'an FC (twice), Maccabi Herzliya FC, Hapoel Tzafririm Holon FC, Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion FC, Hapoel Kfar-Saba FC (twice), FC Ashdod, Bnei Sakhnin FC, Maccabi Haifa FC, Hapoel Beer Sheva FC

• Levy joined home-town club Hapoel Beit She'an aged 11 and stepped up to the first team in 1974, signing for Maccabi Haifa in 1982. A season later the midfielder joined Maccabi Petach-Tikva, where he spent four years prior to returning to Beit She'an, hanging up his boots in 1989.

• After steering Beit She'an up through the leagues, Levy went on to coach a number of clubs, enjoying particular success at Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion and Ashdod, securing a fourth-placed Premier League finish with the latter in 2001.

• Promotions to the top flight with both Hapoel Kfar-Saba (2005) and Bnei Sakhnin (2007) prompted a chance at Maccabi Haifa in 2008. Levy was an instant hit, winning the league in his first season and taking the club into the UEFA Champions League group stage the following campaign.

• Moved on after winning a second league title with Maccabi Haifa, spending three years at Hapoel Beer Sheva. He was confirmed as Israel coach on 20 April 2016, taking over from Eli Gutman.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAndre Marriner (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesJake Collin (ENG) , Gary Beswick (ENG)
  • Fourth officialCraig Pawson (ENG)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerPierino L.G. Lardi (SUI)
  • Referee observerMarian Ruzbarsky (SVK)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Andre Marriner01/01/1971229

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from 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
01/12/2011UELGSAEK Larnaca FCMaccabi Haifa FC2-1Nicosia

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Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5



Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FYR Macedonia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    FYR Macedonia1001120
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Albania 2-1 FYR Macedonia
    1-0 Sadiku 9, 1-1 Alioski 51, 2-1 Balaj 89
    Zahov, L. Zhuta, Ristevski, Mojsov (89 B. Ibraimi), Sikov, Alioski, Pandev, Hasani (74 Gjorgjev), Ristovski, Stjepanovic (61 Petrovikj), Spirovski
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    FYR Macedonia-Israel
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    FYR Macedonia-Italy
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Spain-FYR Macedonia
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Liechtenstein-FYR Macedonia
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    FYR Macedonia-Spain
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Israel-FYR Macedonia
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    FYR Macedonia-Albania
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Italy-FYR Macedonia
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    FYR Macedonia-Liechtenstein


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Israel 1-3 Italy
    0-1 Pellè 14, 0-2 Candreva 31 (P) , 1-2 Ben Chaim 35, 1-3 Immobile 83
    Goresh, Davidzada, Bitton (57 Atzily), Zahavi, Kayal, Hemed, Ben Chaim (62 Kehat), Yeini, Tzedek , Tibi (50 Gershon), Bitton
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    FYR Macedonia-Israel
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Israel-FYR Macedonia
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)

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Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

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


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on