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FYR MacedoniaFYR MacedoniaNacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski - SkopjeSunday 11 June 2017
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group G - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/11/2016QR (GS)Spain - FYR Macedonia4-0
GranadaVelkoski 34 (og), Vitolo 63, Monreal 84, Aritz Aduriz 85
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/09/2015QR (GS)FYR Macedonia - Spain0-1
SkopjePacovski 8 (og)
08/09/2014QR (GS)Spain - FYR Macedonia5-1
ValenciaRamos 16 (P), Paco Alcácer 17, Busquets 45+3, Silva 50, Pedro Rodríguez 90+1; Ibraimi 28 (P)
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/11/1995PR (GS)Spain - FYR Macedonia3-0
ElcheKiko 9, Manjarín 28, Caminero 78
12/10/1994PR (GS)FYR Macedonia - Spain0-2
SkopjeSalinas 15, 24
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
FYR Macedonia20023003----6006318
Spain33002200----6600183

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Squad list Only this chapter

FYR Macedonia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Stole Dimitrievski25/12/199323Tarragona - 2000
-Filip Gacevski17/08/199026Vardar - 0000
-David Mitov Nilson12/01/199126Norrköping - 0000
Defenders
-Vance Sikov19/07/198531Neftçi - 4000
-Daniel Mojsov25/12/198729AEK Larnaca - 4000
-Kire Ristevski22/10/199026Vasas - 5000
-Stefan Ristovski12/02/199225Rijeka - 5000
-Egzijan Alioski12/02/199225Lugano - 4100
-Kristijan Toševski06/05/199423Pelister - 0000
Midfielders
-Ivan Tričkovski18/04/198730AEK Larnaca - 1000
-Stefan Spirovski23/08/199026Vardar*5000
-Dusko Trajcevski01/11/199026Rabotnicki - 1000
-Jani Atanasov 31/10/199917Akademija Pandev - 0000
-Eljif Elmas24/09/199917Rabotnicki - 0000
-Darko Churlinov11/07/200016Köln - 0000
Forwards
-Goran Pandev27/07/198333Genoa - 5000
-Ostoja Stjepanovic17/01/198532Śląsk*1000
-Ilija Nestorovski12/03/199027Palermo*4400
-Besart Ibraimi17/12/198630Shkëndija*4000
-Feran Hasani18/06/199026Shkëndija - 4100
-Aleksandar Trajkovski05/09/199224Palermo - 1000
Coach
-Igor Angelovski02/06/197641 - 5000
Spain - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Pepe Reina31/08/198234Napoli - 0000
-David de Gea07/11/199026Man. United - 5000
-Kepa Arrizabalaga03/10/199422Athletic - 0000
Defenders
-Gerard Piqué02/02/198730Barcelona*4000
-Sergio Ramos30/03/198631Real Madrid*4000
-Nacho Monreal26/02/198631Arsenal - 2100
-Nacho18/01/199027Real Madrid - 2000
-Jordi Alba21/03/198928Barcelona - 3000
-Dani Carvajal11/01/199225Real Madrid - 3000
Midfielders
-Andrés Iniesta11/05/198433Barcelona - 3000
-David Silva08/01/198631Man. City - 5300
-Thiago Alcántara11/04/199126Bayern*5000
-Koke08/01/199225Atlético - 5000
-Sergio Busquets16/07/198828Barcelona*5000
-Gerard Deulofeu13/03/199423Milan - 0000
-Saúl Ñíguez21/11/199422Atlético - 0000
-Isco21/04/199225Real Madrid - 3100
-Vitolo02/11/198927Sevilla*5400
-Marco Asensio21/01/199621Real Madrid - 1000
Forwards
-Iago Aspas01/08/198729Celta - 1000
-Diego Costa07/10/198828Chelsea*4400
-Pedro Rodríguez28/07/198729Chelsea - 0000
-Álvaro Morata23/10/199224Real Madrid - 3200
Coach
-Julen Lopetegui28/08/196650 - 5000

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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.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2337075.html#igor+angelovski

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Julen Lopetegui

Date of birth: 28 August 1966
Nationality:
Spanish
Playing career: San Sebastián CF, Castilla CF, UD Las Palmas, Real Madrid CF, CD Logroñés, FC Barcelona, Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, Spain
Coaching career: Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, Real Madrid Castilla, Spain Under-19s, Spain Under-20s, Spain Under-21s, FC Porto, Spain

• Lopetegui's promising goalkeeping performances for Real Sociedad de Fútbol's youth sides led to a move to Real Madrid. The Basque native progressed into the senior squad, but, starved of opportunities, switched to Logroñes, where he made 107 Spanish top-flight appearances over three seasons.

• Those displays earned a move to Barcelona but again he found playing time limited, prompting a transfer to Rayo Vallecano, where he featured 112 times until retirement in 2002. He earned one senior international cap and was part of Spain's 1994 FIFA World Cup squad.

• Started his coaching career in 2003/04, at second division Rayo, but the experience was short-lived – he was dismissed after ten games. After five years away from the bench he returned to active duty in 2008/09, with Real Madrid Castilla, ending the campaign in sixth place.

• In 2010 Lopetegui joined the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and led the U19s to the European title two years later before reaching the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2013. He had assumed control of the U21s in August 2012 and guided the holders to the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, winning the title in Israel.

• On 6 May 2014, he returned to club duties with Porto but failed to win any silverware with the club and left his post in January 2016. Appointed Vicente del Bosque's successor as Spain coach in July that year.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=1899685.html#julen+lopetegui

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereePawel Gil (POL)
  • Assistant refereesKonrad Sapela (POL) , Marcin Borkowski (POL)
  • Fourth officialTomasz Musiał (POL)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerMark Blackbourne (ENG)
  • Referee observerLeif Lindberg (SWE)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Pawel Gil28/06/1976155

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
23/07/2011U19GS-FTSerbiaSpain0-4Chiajna
23/02/2012UELR32Athletic ClubFC Lokomotiv Moskva1-0Bilbao
09/06/2013U21GS-FTGermanySpain0-1Netanya
12/10/2014EUROQRLuxembourgSpain0-4Luxembourg
30/07/2015UEL3QRFK RabotnickiTrabzonspor AŞ1-0Skopje

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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

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400492.html#competition+facts

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FYR Macedonia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain541019213
    Italy541013413
    Israel5302999
    Albania5203486
    FYR Macedonia51047113
    Liechtenstein50051190
    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 0-3 FYR Macedonia
    0-1 Nikolov 43, 0-2 Nestorovski 68, 0-3 Nestorovski 73
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski, Sikov, Tričkovski (78 David Babunski), Pandev, B. Ibraimi (64 Trajkovski), Ristovski, Velkoski, Nikolov, Spirovski (85 Gjorgjev), Nestorovski
  • 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

Spain

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    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
    De Gea, Piqué, Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Koke, Thiago Alcántara (46 Nolito), Vitolo (79 Asensio), Ramos, Jordi Alba, Diego Costa (68 Morata), Silva
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Italy 1-1 Spain
    0-1 Vitolo 55, 1-1 De Rossi 82 (P)
    De Gea, Carvajal, Piqué, Busquets, Iniesta, Koke, Vitolo (84 Thiago Alcántara), Ramos, Jordi Alba (22 Nacho), Diego Costa (67 Morata), Silva
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Albania 0-2 Spain
    0-1 Diego Costa 55, 0-2 Nolito 63
    De Gea, Piqué, Busquets, Iniesta (78 Isco), Koke, Thiago Alcántara, Vitolo (60 Nolito), Ramos (80 Iñigo Martínez), Monreal, Diego Costa, Silva
  • 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
    De Gea, Bartra, Busquets, Nacho, Morata (60 Aritz Aduriz), Koke (71 Isco), Thiago Alcántara, Vitolo (87 Callejón), Carvajal, Monreal, Silva
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Spain 4-1 Israel
    1-0 Silva 13, 2-0 Vitolo 45+1, 3-0 Diego Costa 51, 3-1 Refaelov 76, 4-1 Isco 88
    De Gea, Piqué, Busquets, Iniesta (70 Isco), Thiago Alcántara (63 Koke), Vitolo (83 Aspas), Ramos, Jordi Alba, Diego Costa, Carvajal, Silva
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    FYR Macedonia-Spain
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Spain-Italy
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Liechtenstein-Spain
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Spain-Albania
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Israel-Spain

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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.