Tag: football
Sport 25.11.23 | 20:39

Bitter football fan rivals from Skopje and Bitola come together to help a fan in need

The two main groups of football fans in Skopje and Bitola, the Komiti and Chkembari, may have a long standing bitter rivalry, but they can also get together when some of their own is facing problems. The group from Bitola issued an appeal for help after one of their fans suffered a major fire in his...

Sport 12.11.23 | 18:46

Sevilla and Villarreal are interested in Stole Dimitrievski

Sevilla and Villareal are interested in Stole Dimitrievski, the Macedonian star goal-keeper who currently plays for Rayo Vallecano. Dimitrievski’s contract expires next summer. He has been playing at stellar form recently, which drew the attention of larger clubs.

Sport 10.09.23 | 12:19

Spalletti blames sorry state of the pitch in Skopje for Italy’s poor result

Italian coach Luciano Spalletti blamed the pitch at the Philip II stadium in Skopje for the poor result his team had in the European Championship qualifier, which ended 1:1. We did not know the state the field is in. Macedonia had an advantage here. We could not develop our style of play. We could not...

Sport 10.09.23 | 08:08

Football: Macedonia hold Italy to a 1:1 draw

Macedonia managed to disrupt Italy’s plans once again. After the spectacular win in Palermo that denied Italy a place at the last European Championship, the Macedonian national team held Italy to a draw in the European Championship qualifier in Skopje. Ciro Immobile nodded the Azzurri ahead in...

Sport 08.09.23 | 21:27

Enis Bardhi named new captain of the Macedonian football team

Trabzonspor’s Enis Bardhi is named the new captain of the Macedonian football team, after Stefan Ristovski withdrew from the team because of disagreements with coach Blagoja Milevski. Bardhi’s new role was announced a day before the match against Italy. This is a great honor for me and will...

Sport 15.08.23 | 18:46

Football: Milevski will remain coach until November

The board of the Football Federation of Macedonia met today and decided not to remove coach Blagoja Milevski, despite recent disappointing results and the withdrawal of captain Stefan Ristovski from the team. FFM decided that Milevski has not proven himself recently, but that, given the difficult schedule...

Macedonia 11.08.23 | 20:45

Viktor Stojanov says that he’s close to setting up a Bulgarian club in Macedonia

Bulgarian activist in Macedonia Viktor Stojanov said that his “Macedonia Foundation” is close to forming a Bulgarian football club. In an interview with a Bulgarian news outlet, Stojanov said that the club is currently playing in the Third League, and is headquartered in a city close to the...

Sport 29.07.23 | 19:12

Levski fans share video of their fight with the Macedonian police

Fans of the Bulgarian club Levski posted a video of their skirmish with the Macedonian police officers in Skopje, during the tense match against Shkupi. One of the Levski fans was badly injured after he was stabbed by a group of Albanians in Skopje’s Cair district, where two cars with Levski fans...

Sport 14.07.23 | 10:56

Football: Shkendija beats Haverfordwest 1:0

Shkendija from Tetovo was victorious in the first round of the qualifications for the UEFA Europa Conference League. In a home match, Shkendija beat Haverfordwest from Wales 1:0 and had a number of additional chances to score. The return game is scheduled for next week.

Sport 01.07.23 | 18:53

After its return to the First League, FC Vardar asks for support from all Macedonians

The Vardar football club called on its supporters to buy season tickets – priced at just 1,000 denars – as a way to show their support after Macedonia’s most historic club returned to the First League. It’s time that the people, who are the true owners of the club, speak their...

Sport 18.06.23 | 22:20

Macedonia prepares to face England in Manchester

Following its disappointing loss to Ukraine, Macedonia will face England in the next Euro 2024 qualifier. The game is scheduled for tomorrow, at Old Trafford. Tickets are sold out and over 74,000 fans will be there to cheer for England. Coach Blagoja Milevski said that he expects the team to put on a...

Sport 17.06.23 | 09:49

Macedonia squandered a two goal lead against Ukraine

Macedonia completely collapsed in the second half of its Euro 2024 qualifier against Ukraine, and squandered a 2:0 lead to lose 2:3. Enis Bardi and Elif Elmas scored for Macedonia from a penalty and a superb kick from 30 meters in the first half, announcing a good evening for the home team. But in the...

Sport 03.06.23 | 17:19

Macedonia left without Etemi for the games against Ukraine and England

Macedonia won’t be able to count on Valon Etemi in the qualifiers against Ukraine and England in June. Etemi, who plays as striker for Istanbulspor, was injured. Macedonia welcomes Ukraine on June 16th, and plays against England, at Old Trafford, on the 19th.

Sport 10.12.22 | 20:19

Ronaldo in tears as Portugal eliminated by Morocco

Cristiano Ronaldo was reduced to tears as he left the pitch in Qatar, after Portugal lost to Morocco in the quarterfinal of the World Cup. Ronaldo was hoping to win the World Cup, and many were predicting his clash with Messi and Argentina. But the underdogs of the tournament, Morocco, against showed...

Sport 31.10.22 | 10:32

UEFA fined the Macedonian Football Federation after fans booed the Bulgarian national anthem

The Macedonian Football Federation (FFM) is fined 10,000 EUR for the actions of the fans during the match against Bulgaria. The home crowd loudly booed the Bulgarian national anthem – which is the result of the steadily worsening relations between the two countries. FFM will also have to pay 4,500...

Football 05.06.22 | 21:30

Macedonian football players defeat Gibraltar

The Macedonian national football team won Sunday’s match against Gibraltar with a triumph of 2-0 (1-0) and recorded its first victory in Group 4 of the C-Division in the UEFA Nations League. The selected players of the coach Blagoja Milevski took the lead in the 20th minute with the tenth national...

Sport 29.03.22 | 23:07

Macedonia played an excellent game but could not beat Portugal

Macedonia lost to Portugal 2:0 in the crucial qualifier that meant a place at the World Cup for the winner. After knocking out the reigning European champion Italy, demolishing another great European team in less than a week was too much for our team, although they put in an excellent showing, even more...

Sport 29.03.22 | 19:10

Bonus of 4.5 million EUR pledged if team Macedonia qualifies for the World Cup

The Macedonian Football Federation announced a mega premium of 4.5 million EUR for the national team if they qualify for the World Cup. Macedonia plays Portugal in a few hours, knowing that a win would lead to a historic place in the World Cup. The Government already pledged 500,000 EUR in premiums if...

Sport 29.03.22 | 17:26

Macedonian fans are having a day long party in Porto

Hundreds of Macedonian football supporters are in Porto, singing and dancing in anticipation of the decisive game against Portugal. After the historic win against the reigning European champion Italy, Macedonia now faces another absolute favorite – Portugal – for a place in the World Cup...

Sport 28.03.22 | 19:37

Ronaldo intends to beat Macedonia and help Portugal qualify for the World Cup

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo said that he fully intends to beat Macedonia with Portugal and qualify for the World Cup. There is no World Cup without Portugal. There are no individuals here, it is a group, Ronaldo said when asked about the prospect of having a World Cup without him. Macedonia and Portugal...