Category: Sport
Sport 19.04.19 | 19:34

End of the handball fairy tale – Samsonenko withdraws from Vardar

Russian businessman Sergey Samsonenko announced that, after seven years, he is forced to pull out of the Vardar handball club. The reason, he says, is the growing financial pressure and the lack of support for the team which won the 2017 EHF European Champions League. The past three years were a daily...

Sport 15.04.19 | 13:02

Macedonia draws with Iceland in handball championship qualifier

Macedonia was tied with Iceland during the European handball championship qualifier on Sunday in Skopje. The game was marred by reports that security at the sports hall where the match was played prevented supporters from entering with the Kutles/Vergina star flag, which is being banned under the Prespa...

Sport 11.04.19 | 00:04

Thriller in Iceland, Macedonia wins in the last second

Dejan Manaskov scored in the last second of the European handball qualified in Iceland, to secure the win for Macedonia. It was a thriller debut game for new coach Danilo Brestovac who will learn early that it’s good to take something for the nerves when Macedonia plays. Manaskov led the team and...

Sport 04.04.19 | 12:26

Andrijana Budimir named coach of the male U-17 handball team

Handball great Andrijana Budimir was named coach of the Macedonian U-17 handball team, making her the first female coach of a male national team. Budimir has already worked extensively with the team through her handball school and knows the players well. In her new official role she will be paired with...

Handball 03.04.19 | 23:21

Vardar defends SEHA title

Vardar beat PPD Zagreb 26:23 in the final of the SEHA regional handball league in Brest on Wednesday. This is Vardar’s fifth title in the league and third in a row. Vardar had a two-goal lead at halftime and managed to hold a slim advantage until the end. Dainis Kristopans, the Final Four MVP, was...

Football 01.04.19 | 13:54

Pilot of plane crash that killed footballer Emiliano Sala ‘was colour-blind and not qualified to fly at night’

The missing pilot of the plane which crashed and killed Emiliano Sala was reportedly colour-blind and not qualified to fly at night, Daily Mail reported. David Ibbotson, 51, was flying the Piper Malibu light aircraft carrying the 28-year-old Cardiff City signing when it smashed down into the English...

Football 26.03.19 | 10:07

Ronaldo injured in Portugal’s 1-1 draw against Serbia

Forward Cristiano Ronaldo went off injured as Portugal drew their European Championship qualifier against Serbia. Ronaldo pulled up with what appeared to be a hamstring injury when sprinting after the ball and was substituted in the 31st minute. Serbia led at the time after Dusan Tadic’s early...

Football 26.03.19 | 09:47

France hit four, England five but Portugal held in Euro qualifiers

World champions France secured a second straight Euro 2020 qualifying win by thrashing Iceland 4-0, while European title-holders Portugal lost captain Cristiano Ronaldo to injury in a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Serbia on Monday. England meanwhile also made it two wins out of two with a 5-1 victory...

Sport 25.03.19 | 10:38

Macedonia draws Slovenia 1:1 in European Championship qualifier

Macedonia drew with Slovenia 1:1 at the away European Championship qualifying game played on Sunday evening. Macedonia was more than an equal opponent to Slovenia and had a number of chances to take the lead but it was Slovenia who scored the first goal owing to our sloppy defending, through a header...

Sport 24.03.19 | 11:36

Vardar beats Zagreb 27 – 18 in Champions League game

Macedonian handball team Vardar easily defeated the Croatian team Zagreb in the first game of their Champions League match. Despite the home team advantage, Zagreb was powerless to stop Vardar, eventually losing 18 – 27. This all but ensures that Vardar will qualify for the quarter-finals, with...

Sport 23.03.19 | 22:44

Young football star from Strumica chose Italy over Macedonia

Nikola Sekulov, midfielder with the Juventus youth team, opted to play for the Italian U-17 team instead of the Macedonian team. Sekulov is originally from Strumica and in 2017 he played for the Macedonian U-17 team which qualified for the European championship in Poland, but then he withdrew from the...

Football 22.03.19 | 09:36

Macedonia beats Latvia in Euro qualifiers opener – goal videos

Macedonia beat Latvia 3:1 in the opening match of the Euro 2020 qualifiers in Skopje on Thursday. Goran Pandev wore the 100th shirt of the national team. Macedonia played a match with an impressive first half in which it created more chances for goal and twice shook the opponent’s net, while in...

Football 17.03.19 | 16:09

Muamed Sejdini elected new FFM president

Muamed Sejdini was elected Sunday new president of the Football Federation of Macedonia (FFM). In the attendance of UEFA and FIFA representatives, 82 out of the 90 FFM General Assembly members voted in favor of Sejdini. “It is a great honor to be the president of FFM and fight for the Macedonian football....

Other sports 11.03.19 | 11:47

Serena Williams forced to retire with illness at Indian Wells

Serena Williams was forced to retire with a viral illness in her third round match with Spain’s Garbine Muguruza at Indian Wells on Sunday. The 37-year-old, who on Friday celebrated 12 months since her return to the court following pregnancy, made a strong start by pushing 3-0 in front. But two-time...

Handball 04.03.19 | 10:52

Vardar to play PPD Zagreb in handball champions league Last 16

Handball club Vardar will play Croatian champions PPD Zagreb in the Last 16 of the EHF Champions League.

Football 28.02.19 | 20:22

Official: Sejdini is the only candidate for FFM president

Muhamed Sejdini, the current acting president of the Federation, is officially the only candidate for president of FFM ahead of the Election Assembly of the Football Federation of Macedonia. This was stated by the FFM Selection and Appointment Commission, which, after receiving all the reports from the...

Football 25.02.19 | 19:32

Sala crash report says plane not licensed for commercial use

The plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala that crashed in the Channel last month did not have a commercial licence, British investigators said on Monday. But the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said the journey would have been allowed as a “private” flight in which costs are...

Football 25.02.19 | 17:59

UEFA moves qualifiers over Spain’s refusal to fly Kosovo flag

UEFA is changing the venues of qualifiers for the under-17 European Football Championships after Spain refused to fly the flag of Kosovo or play its anthem. A statement said that the matches of the group which includes Spain, Kosovo, Greece and the Ukraine will not be played in Benidorm and Alcoy as...

Sport 24.02.19 | 00:28

Vardar beats Kristianstad in handball Champions League group game

The Vardar handball team defeated Swedish Kristianstad 32:30 in an away game which ensures that Vardar will be at least 3rd in the Group A of the EHF Champions League. The hosts held the lead for most of the first half, and the halftime score had them up by 1 goal – 17:16. But Vardar did significantly...

Sport 18.02.19 | 10:24

New football low: Vardar denied clear goal against Shkendija

Sergei Samsonenko announced that he will withdraw from Macedonian sports after the scandalous decision on Sunday when the referee dismissed a clear goal for his Vardar team against Shkendija. The two bitter rivals for the championship were playing on Shkendija’s turf, in Tetovo, and the home team...

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