Category: Sport
Sport 27.12.19 | 11:59

Delegates reject push to add “North” to the name of the Ski Federation of Macedonia

Delegates of the Ski Federation of Macedonia rejected the proposal from its President to rename it into the federation of “North Macedonia”. Republika has learnt that the leadership of the federation is pushing on the delegates to accept the name change and made the motion at its annual meeting....

Sport 20.12.19 | 22:14

Macedonia and Kosovo already looking into who will get blamed for nationalist outbursts during their crucial March football match

Even with three months to go, Skopje is already bracing for the football match between Macedonia and Kosovo, which can give the chance to one of the teams to advance to the 2020 European Championship. The Philip II of Macedon stadium in Skopje was selected for the match scheduled for March 26th, even...

Football 20.12.19 | 17:09

Through Platini, judiciary targets Sarkozy

Since its creation in December 2013 under the presidency of François Hollande, the obsession of the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) has been to politically kill Nicolas Sarkozy, who has already been targeted by several investigations. The latest one concerns the terms of the 2022...

Sport 10.12.19 | 10:28

Vardar beats Tatran Presov and wins first place in its SEHA league group

Vardar beat Tatran Presov in the SEHA handball league 28:26 in Skopje yesterday, and clinched the first place in the A group. The defending European champion played without several of its top players, and was down five goals at half-time. But Vardar rallied early in the second half, scoring a streak...

Sport 08.12.19 | 20:55

Pandev scores an amazing goal for Genoa

Macedonia’s best football player Goran Pandev scored an incredible goal for Genoa, in its game against Lecce. Pandev intercepted a ball Lecce goal-keeper Gabriel at about 40 meters from the line, and lobbed it straight back into the goal. Pandev comodo pic.twitter.com/gpYCI17G8e — Bisiović...

Sport 08.12.19 | 12:15

Komiti and Vojvodi football groups light up the old Tetovo fortress

In anticipation of the Shkendija – Vardar football game in Skopje today, Vardar fans Komiti and their Tetovo allies Vojvodi organized a spectacular show on the Tetovo Kale fort. After waiting for dark to set, the football fans lit torches on the old fortress and the surrounding hills that could...

Sport 06.12.19 | 11:31

Government drastically cuts funding for Macedonia’s best rally driver

Macedonia’s best professional rally racer Igor – Idze – Stefanovski, a former dual winner of the European Hill Climb Championship, says he had his funding cut off by the Youth and Sports Agency which is tasked to support top achieving sportsmen. Instead of being the best ally of professional...

Sport 02.12.19 | 22:08

Macedonia will host the 2020 football championship of stateless nations

Skopje’s Philip II football staidum was selected to host the CONIFA world cup of stateless nations. The competition brings together teams from ethnic minorities, nations without established states or displaced nations. Current champions are the Ruthenian Hungarians – Karpatalija and other...

Sport 24.11.19 | 19:10

Macedonian football: Frontrunners held to 1:1 draws, as Shkendija wins big against Renova

Macedonian football league leader Vardar was held to a 1:1 draw by city rival Shkupi in the 15th round. Vardar still leads the table with 31 points, and its nearest competitor Akademija Pandev also dropped two points and as held to a 1:1 draw by Struga Trim Lum. Akademija Pandev is second with 27 points. But...

Sport 22.11.19 | 14:37

Macedonia will host Kosovo but won’t host the final UEFA Nations League game

Macedonia was selected to host the first of the UEFA Nations League against Kosovo, but will not host the final game, the draw decided. As third placed teams, Macedonia plays Kosovo, and then the winner plays either Georgia or Belarus for a spot in the 2020 European Championship. Macedonia will host...

Sport 22.11.19 | 12:47

Pogba writes to Jane Velkovski: So proud of you my friend

Manchester United player Paul Pogba sent out a message to Jane Velkovski, after the young boy spoke at the UNICEF World Children’s Day event in the United Nations to raise awareness of the needs of children with disabilities. So proud of you my friend!, Pogba wrote to Jane. While in New York, Jane...

Sport 19.11.19 | 23:32

Macedonia beats Israel 1:0

The Macedonian football team concluded its qualifications for the European Championship with a 1:0 win over Israel. Boban Nikolov scored the winning goal in the 45th minute of the game. Macedonia was set to win the home game from the start, and kept pushing at the Israel’s goal, but this also allowed...

Sport 09.11.19 | 20:00

Vardar misses last minute chance against Kielce, European Champions League game ends 28:28

Vardar and the Polish Kielce handball team drew their European Champions League match in Skopje 28 – 28. Vardar was handicapped with the absence of Kristopans, and the Polish team used this to play an even game against the defending European champion. At halftime the game was tied 17:16. Vardar...

Sport 29.10.19 | 11:39

Macedonian born coach Vlatko Andonovski will lead the US women’s team

Macedonian born coach Vlatko Andonovski has been named as head of the US women’s football team. Andonovski coached FC Kansas City and the Tacoma based Reign FC and won two titles before assuming the task to coach the reigning world champions. He will have his debut with the national team in November...

Sport 28.10.19 | 10:23

Handball and basketball clubs announce protests after the Government failed to keep its tax vouchers promise

Handball and basketball clubs are preparing to protest in front of the Government building on November 3rd, after a broken promise to introduce tax vouchers that would support sports. The handball and basketball second leagues are also announcing they will boycott the remainder of the season if the SDSM...

Sport 25.10.19 | 22:34

Macedonia beats Georgia 25:21 in a handball friendly

The Macedonian handball team beat Georgia in a friendly game played at the Boris Trajkovski sports hall in Skopje. The two teams were even at the half time – 12:12. Deprived of its captain Kiril Lazarov, and many other key players, Macedonia had significant ups and owns during the game, but was...

Sport 13.10.19 | 22:59

Poland scores twice late in the game to beat Macedonia

Macedonia was close to securing a draw against Poland in Warsaw, but two late goals from reserve players broke our bunker. Macedonia was reduced to playing defense for most of the match, and was successful at it. But a messy charge toward our goal in the 74th minute allowed Frankowski to score literally...

Sport 12.10.19 | 20:29

Handball: Vardar destroyed by Kiel, the players begged the fans for forgiveness

Kiel trounced Vardar in the EHF Champions League match today in Skopje. Despite being cheered on by the home fans, Vardar had an abysmal first half, losing 4-16 at the halftime whistle. Vardar’s players missed penalties and many clear chances to score goal, and nothing seemed to work in the first...

Sport 11.10.19 | 18:30

Football fans chanted “Never North – Only Macedonia”

Some 15.000 football fans who cheered the Macedonian team in its victory against Slovenia yesterday were often heard chanting “Never North – Only Macedonia” The slogan became an unavoidable part of all sport competitions, especially when the organizers insist on using the imposed name...

Sport 10.10.19 | 23:18

With two goals from Elmas, Macedonia beats Slovenia 2:1

Macedonia beat Slovenia 2:1 in the 2020 European football championship qualifier in Skopje today. Both goals for the home team were scored by Elif Elmas in the second half, after his first half goal was disallowed in a dubious move by the referee. Angered by this injustice, Macedonia had a furious second...

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