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worldcup: Liechtenstein - FYR Macedonia Match press kits

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LiechtensteinLiechtensteinRheinpark Stadion - VaduzFriday 24 March 2017
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Group G - Matchday 5
FYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA EURO 2004
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/06/2003PR (GS)FYR Macedonia - Liechtenstein3-1
SkopjeSedloski 39 (P), Krstev 52, Stojkov 82; R. Beck 20
08/09/2002PR (GS)Liechtenstein - FYR Macedonia1-1VaduzMic. Stocklasa 90+3; Hristov 8
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/11/1996QR (GS)Liechtenstein - FYR Macedonia1-11
EschenSchädler 78; Glavevski 8, 13, 60, Hristov 23, Stojkovski 38, 44, Micevski 45, 49, Ciric 54, 88, Micevski 90
24/04/1996QR (GS)FYR Macedonia - Liechtenstein3-0
SkopjeMilosevski 8, Babunski 49, Zaharievski 90
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Liechtenstein20112002----5014420
FYR Macedonia22002110----5410204

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Squad list Only this chapter

Liechtenstein - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Peter Jehle22/01/198235Vaduz*4000
-Benjamin Büchel04/07/198927Barnet - 0000
-Claudio Majer23/03/199621Balzers - 0000
Defenders
-Franz Burgmeier07/04/198234Vaduz*4000
-Martin Rechsteiner15/02/198928Balzers - 4000
-Pascal Foser16/10/199224Balzers - 0000
-Daniel Brändle23/01/199225St Andrews - 0000
-Seyhan Yildiz30/04/198927Balzers*1000
-Ivan Quintans15/10/198927Eschen/Mauren - 0000
-Max Göppel31/08/199719Vaduz - 3100
-Andreas Malin31/01/199423FC Dornbirn 1913 - 0000
Midfielders
-Martin Büchel19/02/198730Unterföhring - 3000
-Mathias Sele28/05/199224Eschen/Mauren - 0000
-Nicolas Hasler04/05/199125Vaduz - 3000
-Sandro Wolfinger24/08/199125BCF Wolfratshausen - 1000
-Aron Sele02/09/199620Balzers - 0000
-Dennis Salanovic26/02/199621Rapperswil-Jona - 4000
-Robin Gubser17/04/199125Balzers - 3000
-Jens Hofer01/10/199719Dudingen - 0000
Forwards
-Philippe Erne14/12/198630Balzers - 0000
-Niklas Kieber04/03/199324Eschen/Mauren - 0000
-Marcel Büchel18/03/199126Empoli*4000
-Yanik Frick27/05/199818Altach*2000
Coach
-René Pauritsch04/02/196453 - 4000
FYR Macedonia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Stole Dimitrievski25/12/199323Tarragona - 1000
-Filip Gacevski17/08/199026Vardar - 0000
-Igor Aleksovski24/02/199522Vardar - 0000
Defenders
-Vance Sikov19/07/198531Rabotnicki - 3000
-Daniel Mojsov25/12/198729AEK Larnaca - 4000
-Kire Ristevski22/10/199026Vasas - 4000
-Stefan Ristovski12/02/199225Rijeka - 4000
-Darko Velkoski21/06/199521Vardar - 1000
-Kristijan Toševski06/05/199422Pelister - 0000
Midfielders
-Ivan Tričkovski18/04/198729AEK Larnaca - 0000
-Stefan Spirovski23/08/199026Vardar*4000
-Dusko Trajcevski01/11/199026Rabotnicki - 1000
-David Babunski01/03/199423Yokohama Marinos - 0000
-Boban Nikolov28/07/199422Vardar - 0000
Forwards
-Goran Pandev27/07/198333Genoa - 4000
-Ostoja Stjepanovic17/01/198532Śląsk*1000
-Ilija Nestorovski12/03/199027Palermo - 3200
-Muzafer Ejupi16/09/198828Osijek - 0000
-Besart Ibraimi17/12/198630Shkëndija*3000
-Aleksandar Trajkovski05/09/199224Palermo - 0000
-Marjan Radeski10/02/199522Shkëndija - 0000
-Nikola Gjorgjev22/08/199719Grasshoppers - 2000
Coach
-Igor Angelovski02/06/197640 - 4000

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Head coach Only this chapter

René Pauritsch

Date of birth: 4 February 1964
Nationality: Austrian
Playing career: ASK Voitsberg, Grazer AK (twice), Donawitzer SV Leoben, Red-White Rankweil, SV Frohnleiten
Coaching career: USV Eschen/Mauren, AKA Vorarlberg, SC Austria Lustenau (assistant), Liechtenstein (youth), Liechtenstein

• Enjoyed a modest playing career, making a total of 35 Austrian Bundesliga appearances for Graz and Leoben in addition to spending time in the lower leagues with Voitsberg, Rankweil and Frohnleiten.

• His sole top-flight goal was a decisive one – the winner for Leoben in a 2-1 victory against Kremser SC on 3 November 1990.

• Began coaching at Eschen/Mauren before returning home to Austria to lead Vorarlberg and, subsequently, work as assistant at second-tier Austria Lustenau under Heinz Fuchsbichler.

• Took charge of Liechtenstein's youth teams in 2008, eventually stepping up to succeed Hans-Peter Zaugg at the helm of the senior national side in late 2012.

• Enjoyed some early success in his new role, guiding Liechtenstein to 1-1 home draws against Latvia and Slovakia in his first two competitive fixtures.

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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.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeJonathan Lardot (BEL)
  • Assistant refereesLaurent Conotte (BEL) , Frédéric Godelaine (BEL)
  • Fourth officialAlexandre Boucaut (BEL)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerKari Iuell (NOR)
  • Referee observerNicolae Grigorescu (ROU)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Jonathan Lardot31/01/1984029

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
01/07/2014UEL1QRKF ShkëndijaFC Zimbru Chisinau2-1Skopje

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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 UEFA.com.

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

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Liechtenstein

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain431015110
    Italy431011410
    Israel4301859
    Albania4202466
    FYR Macedonia40044110
    Liechtenstein40041160
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Spain 8-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Diego Costa 10, 2-0 Sergi Roberto 55, 3-0 Silva 59, 4-0 Vitolo 60, 5-0 Diego Costa 66, 6-0 Morata 82, 7-0 Morata 83, 8-0 Silva 90+1
    Jehle, Göppel, Kaufmann, Rechsteiner (71 Yildiz), Büchel, Wieser, Burgmeier, M. Büchel (83 Gubser), Hasler, Salanovic (77 Wolfinger), Polverino
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Liechtenstein 0-2 Albania
    0-1 Jehle 12 (og) , 0-2 Balaj 71
    Jehle, Göppel, Kaufmann, Büchel, Wieser, Burgmeier, Oehri, Gubser (59 Frick), Hasler, Salanovic (73 Kühne), Polverino (46 Rechsteiner)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Israel 2-1 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Hemed 4, 2-0 Hemed 16, 2-1 Göppel 49
    Jehle, Göppel, Kaufmann, Rechsteiner, Büchel (88 Salanovic), A. Christen, Wieser, Burgmeier (81 Kühne), M. Büchel, Gubser (75 Frick), Hasler
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Liechtenstein 0-4 Italy
    0-1 Belotti 11, 0-2 Immobile 12, 0-3 Candreva 32, 0-4 Belotti 44
    Jehle, Kaufmann, Rechsteiner, Büchel, A. Christen, Wieser, Burgmeier, M. Büchel, Oehri, Salanovic, Polverino
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Liechtenstein-FYR Macedonia
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Italy-Liechtenstein
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Albania-Liechtenstein
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Liechtenstein-Spain
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Liechtenstein-Israel
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    FYR Macedonia-Liechtenstein

FYR Macedonia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    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 1-2 Israel
    0-1 Hemed 25, 0-2 Ben Chaim 43, 1-2 Nestorovski 63
    Bogatinov, L. Zhuta, Ristevski, Mojsov, Sikov (51 B. Ibraimi), Alioski, Nestorovski, Pandev (76 Jahović), Hasani, Ristovski, Petrovikj (46 Spirovski)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    FYR Macedonia 2-3 Italy
    0-1 Belotti 24, 1-1 Nestorovski 57, 2-1 Hasani 59, 2-2 Immobile 75, 2-3 Immobile 90+2
    Bogatinov, L. Zhuta (46 B. Ibraimi), Ristevski, Mojsov, Sikov, Alioski, Nestorovski (68 Petrovikj), Pandev, Hasani (84 Trajcevski), Ristovski, Spirovski
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Spain 4-0 FYR Macedonia
    1-0 Velkoski 34 (og) , 2-0 Vitolo 63, 3-0 Monreal 84, 4-0 Aritz Aduriz 85
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski, Mojsov, Bardi, Alioski, Nestorovski (82 B. Ibraimi), Pandev, Hasani (87 Gjorgjev), Ristovski, Velkoski, Spirovski (60 L. Zhuta)
  • 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

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Legend

Competitions

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

Statistics

  • -: 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 UEFA.com.