The heroic Macedonian national football team is expected to take off from Tbilisi airport this evening. Due to the dense fog, it’s not clear whether they will be able to return to the capital Skopje, or will seek a different near-by airport. In any case, thousands of citizens of the capital are already gathered in the downtown, awaiting for them at the Macedonia Square and the Macedonia Gate, used in previous welcoming ceremonies of winning sports teams.

Inspired by the win and the historic first time ever place in a European Championship, and also by the outpour of emotions from the MRTV sportscaster who was leading the game, the crowd is chanting “Never North, Always Macedonia”, which became the rallying cry of the opponents of the imposed name change and the redefinition of the Macedonian national identity.