Tag: football
Macedonia Sport 24.06.21 | 09:02

Macedonia ranked 23rd at the European Championship

Macedonia was formally declared the 23rd ranked team at the European Championship. With three losses, against Austria, Ukraine and the Netherlands, and a negative goal difference 8-2, only Turkey did worse than our team (three losses, 8-1 difference). Still, the Macedonian team won the hearts of the...

Macedonia Sport 22.06.21 | 14:14

LIVE: Macedonian football team returns home

The Macedonian national football team is returning home after its first ever European Championship. The team lost all three group games to Austria, Ukraine and Netherlands, but performed bravely and did not shy away from going against the far more established teams. You can follow their arrival at the...

Macedonia Sport 21.06.21 | 20:07

Macedonian players gave their all as they bid farewell to the European Cup and to their captain Goran Pandev

Macedonia bid farewell to the European Championship with another defeat – 3:0 to the Netherlands. The Macedonian team was again agile and created many chances, while having two goals disallowed for offside. The players were eager to give a proper farewell to their captain Goran Pandev in his last...

Macedonia Sport 21.06.21 | 17:46

Macedonia – Netherlands: Minutes to the big game

In half an hour Macedonia will play against the Netherlands, in the most eagerly anticipated game of our European Championship campaign. This will also be the last game for captain Goran Pandev, who is retiring from the national team, as well as for coach Igor Angelovski. Angelovski decided to have star...

Macedonia Sport 21.06.21 | 08:59

Football: Macedonia prepares to face the Netherlands

The Macedonian football team is in Amsterdam for its last game of the European Championship, against the Netherlands. The game is highly anticipated as the crown of the historic campaign that took the Macedonian team to its first European Championship. Macedonia has no hopes of advancing beyond Group...

Macedonia Sport 20.06.21 | 19:46

Pandev and Angelovski will bid farewell to the Macedonian team after the game in Amsterdam

Football team captain Goran Pandev and coach Igor Angelovski – Mrme announced they are leaving the team after tomorrow’s game against the Netherlands. This will be my last match for Macedonia. I think that, together with our colleagues, coach Angelovski and I did something that is difficult to...

Macedonia Sport 17.06.21 | 17:03

Macedonia loses 1:2 to Ukraine in another well fought game

Macedonia lost its second European Championship game, losing 2:1 to Ukraine. The national team had another solid showing against a superior opponent, and had Ukraine on the ropes for a good portion of the second half, after receiving two goals in the first half. The goal for Macedonia came from a penalty...

Macedonia Sport 17.06.21 | 15:58

Macedonia is down 2:0 against Ukraine at half-time

Macedonia is losing 2:0 to Ukraine at the halftime of its second European Championship game. Ukraine is dominant, and was easily creating chances, with Stole Dimitrievski forced to work overtime on the goal-line, with kicks from afar and from close. The goals came within five minutes, in the 29th and...

Macedonia 13.06.21 | 20:45

Macedonia played well against a tough opponent, succumbed in the last 20 minutes

Macedonia played bravely and with determination, but eventually lost to Austria in its first ever European Championship game – which ended 3:1. Thousands of fans in the national arena in Bucharest were left satisfied with the performance, as the team now prepares to face Ukraine on Thursday. Austria...

Macedonia Sport 13.06.21 | 13:09

Macedonia will play in white

The Macedonian national football team will play its first game at the European Championship in white. The Austrian team will be in black jerseys. The game begins at 18h in Bucharest.  As expected, given the vitriol Macedonia provokes in its neighbors, the jerseys caused some controversy. Greece officially...

Macedonia Sport 13.06.21 | 09:35

The big day is here: Macedonia faces Austria in the Euro2020

It’s a historic day for Macedonian football – the national team plays its first European Championship game today. Macedonia is in Group C, and will face Austria in Bucharest, starting at 18h.  The two teams met twice in 2019, and both games ended up with Austrian victories – 2:1 in...

Macedonia Sport 12.06.21 | 09:54

Pandev: Cheer for MACEDONIA!

Macedonian football team captain Goran Pandev sent out an emotional message to the nation, urging it to support the team in its historic first European Championship. The day I dreamt of for my entire career has come. MACEDONIA plays at a major tournament. These could be my last games for the Macedonian...

Macedonia Sport 10.06.21 | 22:15

Football: First task is not to lose against Austria, goalkeeper Dimitrievski says

Macedonian goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski says that the first main objective for the team is to avoid losing to Austria, in the first game of the European Championship. Macedonia qualified to the big tournament for the first time in its history and the entire nation is gearing up for the kick-off next...

Football 01.06.21 | 22:25

Macedonia’s friendly match with Slovenia within EURO 2020 preparations ends in a draw 1-1

Tuesday’s friendly match between the national football teams of Macedonia and Slovenia, ahead of Macedonia’s debut on EURO 2020, ended in a draw 1-1. The leading goal for the “red-yellows” at the National Arena “Tose Proeski” in Skopje was scored by Elif Elmas after...

Macedonia Sport 01.06.21 | 11:26

Zaev demands a photo-op with the football team ahead of the European Championship

The Football Federation of Macedonia (FFM) is in a dispute with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who demanded a photo-op with the football team ahead of the European Championship. FFM manager Muamed Sejdini has a long lasting dispute with Zaev, who is doing his utmost to remove Sejdini from office, and denied...

Macedonia Sport 31.05.21 | 09:45

Macedonian football fans prepare to head out for Romania as restrictions are lifted

The Romanian Football Federation announced it will allow football fans from Macedonia to attend the European Championship games in Bucharest without a PCR test. Romania divided countries based on the risk of coronavirus infection, and landed Macedonia in the green zone. Our team, in its first ever European...

Macedonia Sport 29.05.21 | 22:26

Football fans won: the Macedonian team will play in the old red-yellow jerseys  

Muamed Sejdini, head of the Macedonian Football Federation, announced today that the national team will play at the European Championship in the old team jerseys which have the sun symbol from the flag. The move comes after strong public criticism against the newly designed jerseys. In them, the red-yellow...

Macedonia Sport 29.05.21 | 11:07

Within hours, 11,000 sign the petition against the new football team jersey

Over 11,000 people signed a petition initiated yesterday to drop the newly designed jerseys for the Macedonian national football team for its first ever European Championship. The jerseys are stripped of the name of the country or of any recognizable national symbol, except for a faint drawing of a lynx....

Macedonia Sport 28.05.21 | 20:50

No country name, national symbols, on the new football jersey

The Macedonian Football Federation presented the official team jersey for the European Championship, but was met with criticism from fans because it lacks the name of the country or any recognizable symbol. The jersey has the logo of the Federation, the name of the manufacturer JAKO and a very faint...

Macedonia Sport 27.05.21 | 22:11

National football team will be sent off to its first ever European Championship by thousands of fans

Football fans may be allowed at the Philip II stadium in Skopje for the two friendly games the Macedonian national team will play against Slovenia and Kazakhstan in early June. The plan is to boost the team’s confidence as it heads to its historic first European Championship. It is expected that...

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