VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski congratulated the Macedonian football team on its historic success to reach the second round of World Cup qualifications. Macedonia beat Iceland 3:1 and bested Romania by one point in the race for the second place in group J, which puts us among 12 teams who will fight for three seats in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Macedonia only qualified for its first ever European Cup this year and now has the best ever chance for a World Cup as well.

Watching top quality football with my son Jovan in Skopje. Congratulations to our players who played their hearts out for Macedonia, Mickoski said.