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 room for counter-attacks.

Bardhi, Elmas and Kostadinov had good chances to score in the first half, Bardhi even striking the bar. Finally, it fell to Nikolov to get to a ball that was being cleared by the Israeli goal-keeper Ariel Harush and it was 1:0 for Macedonia.
Nikolov had a good chance in the second half as well, as did Nestorovski, but the score remained unchanged.