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FYROM have reason to fear Andorra

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have genuine reason not to take Andorra lightly in Group B having taken just a point from their opponents during 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

Andorra (red) have lost both of their Group B games
Andorra (red) have lost both of their Group B games ©Getty Images

Andorra is not a name that strikes fear into the hearts of many footballing nations, but the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have cause for concern ahead of their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group B tie.

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• Andorra's record in four matches against FYROM reads W1 D1 L2 (W1 D0 L1 at home).

• Andorra had already won friendly outings against Belarus and Albania when they met FYROM in a FIFA World Cup qualifier on 13 October 2004. Marc Bernaus struck the only goal of the game to give Andorra their first victory in a competitive international, defeating a FYROM team on a high after drawing 2-2 with the Netherlands in their previous encounter.

• To prove that result was no accident, David Rodrigo's men then earned a 0-0 draw in the return fixture in Skopje.

• FYROM made amends of a sort when the sides were paired again in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying. FYROM prevailed 3-0 in Andorra thanks to goals from Goran Pandev, Nikolce Noveski and Ilco Naumoski, and by the same scoreline in Skopje, when Goce Sedloski, Naumoski and Pandev all hit the target.