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Wednesday, 16 October 2002
European Championship 2004 Group 7 qualification match

England 2 FYR Macedonia 2 [2-2]

Match Summary
England Squad
FYR Macedonia Squad

Team Records
 
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The Vatrenii Squad for the matches against Turkey & England  October 2002
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Braga de Jesus, Aguinaldo 9 August 1974 28 M FC Aris Salonika, Greece - -

Aguinaldo Braga is dropped from the revised squad of 6 October 2002.

Κumbev, Pance 25 December 1979 22 D FK Pobeda Prilep 0 0

Pance Kumbev is dropped from the revised squad of 6 October 2002.

Despotovski, Filip 18 November 1982 19 M OFK Beograd, Serbia & Montenegro 0 0

Filip Despotovski is called into the revised squad of 6 October 2002.

Gligorovski, Ivica 4 June 1981 21 F FK Sileks Kratovo 0 0
Grncarov, Boban 12 August 1982 20 D OFK Beograd, Serbia & Montenegro - -
Grozdanoski, Vlatko 30 January 1983 19 M FK Cementarnica 55 Skopje 7 -
Hristov, Gjorgji 30 January 1976 26 F NEC Nijmegan, Netherlands - -

Gjorgji Hristov has not recovered from his recent injury and is dropped from on 7 October 2002.

Ignatov, Stojance 22 December 1979 22 M Samsunspor SK, Turkey - -
Jovcev, Gogo 25 March 1974 28 G FC Vardar Skopje - -

Gogo Jovcec is dropped from the revised squad of 6 October 2002.

Masev, Danco 16 December 1983 18 M FK Belasica GC Strumica - -

Danco Masev is dropped from the revised squad of 6 October 2002.

Meglenski, Toni 22 May 1981 21 M FK Pobeda Prilep - -

Toni Meglenski is dropped from the revised squad of 6 October 2002.

Miloshevski, Petar 6 December 1973 28 G FC Malatyaspor, Turkey 25 -
Mitreski, Aleksander 5 August 1980 22 M Grasshopper Club Zürich, Switzerland 6 -
Mitreski, Igor 19 February 1979 23 D FC Spartak Moskva, Russia - -
Nacevski, Dragan 27 January 1980 22 F FC Vardar Skopje - -
Naumoski, Ilcho 29 July 1973 19 F SK Sturm Graz, Austria - -
Nikolovski, Jane 12 December 1973 28 G FC Slavia Sofia, Bulgaria - -
Pandev, Goran 27 July 1983 19 M Spezia Calcio, Italy 4 1

Goran Pandev is called into the revised squad of 6 October 2002.

Panov, Angelco 21 January 1979 23 M OFK Beograd, Serbia & Montenegro - -

Angel Panov broke his nose in a league match and forced to withdraw from the squad.

Petrov, Robert 2 June 1978 24 D PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria 8 -
Popov, Robert 16 April 1982 20 D FK Belasica GC Strumica 7 -
Sakiri, Artim 23 September 1973 28 M FC CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria 46 -
Sedloski, Goce 10 April 1974 28 D NK Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia 41 -
Shumulikoski, Veliche 24 April 1981 21 M FC Synot Stare Mesto, Czech Republic 8 -
Stojanoski, Milan 16 September 1973 29 D FK Partizan Beograd, Serbia & Montenegro 18 -

Milan Stojanovski is called into the revised squad of 6 October 2002.

Toleski, Goce 5 May 1977 25 F FK Napredok Kicevo 4 -
Trajanov, Vancho 1 December 1977 25 M PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria 8 -
Vajs, Miroslav 27 July 1974 28 D NK Rijeka, Croatia - -

Mirsolav Vajs is called into the revised squad of 6 October 2002.

Vasoski, Alexandar 21 November 1979 22 D FC Vardar Skopje 5 -

Squad details correct up to and including FYR Macedonia's match against Turkey on 12 October 2003.

Diary

Tuesday, 17 September 2002 - FYR Macedonia coach Nikola Ilievski has announced a 25-man squad for the upcoming European championship qualifiers against Turkey and England on 12 and 16 October.  After a disappointing 1-1 draw against Liechtenstein in the side's opening qualifier, Ilievski has left four players out of the squad - Goran Pandev, Ace Stojkov, Igor Nikolovski and Mile Krstev.

Sunday, 6 October 2002 - Nikola Ilievski has named a much-changed squad of 22 for the European championship qualifiers against Turkey and England following a number of withdrawals due to injury.  Angel Panov broke his nose in a recent league game, while fellow forwards Gorgji Hristov and Ilce Naumovski are rated doubtful. Other absentees include goalkeeper Gogo Jovcev, Toni Meglenski, Pance Cumbev and Danco Masev.  Ilievski has recalled NK Rijeka's Miroslav Vajs and Goran Pandev who both missed the Liechtenstein match while FK Partizan's Milan Stojanovski and Beograd's Filip Despotovski are also added to the squad. However, Ilievski has resisted turning to Brazilian-born Aguinaldo Braga who has failed to make an impact at Greek side FC Aris Thessaloniki.

Monday, 7 October 2002 - Macedonia will be without key striker Gorgji Hristov when they take on England in their European championship qualifier on 16 October. Coach Nikola Ilievski said the Nijmegen player had not recovered completely from a recent injury. Hristov, who had a spell in English football with Barnsley, will only play in the first of their back-to-back qualifiers against Turkey at home on Saturday. "Nijmegen's doctor asked me to drop out Hristov from the tie with England," the coach said.

Monday, 14 October 2002 - Macedonia's preparations for their first ever fixture against England descended into chaos yesterday when their coach Nikola Ilievski announced that he was on the verge of resigning and accused the head of the the national football association, Lambe Arnauv, of being "unfit to run a village team".
In a remarkable 45-minute rant Ilievski claimed that he had not been paid since taking the job in March and that the players were in "mutinous mood" because they too were owed money. "I haven't received a single penny in six months and I will not tolerate it. If this carries on I will walk away and never look back. The only reason I have not quit already is that people will say I am afraid of England. This is not an idle threat. I could be manager of any team in the world. If I was coaching England we would win the European Championship, no problem. But our president does not deserve a place in football."


Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - Nikola Ilievski received a welcome boost ahead of the match with England at St Mary's when striker Gorgji Hristov joined the squad for final preparations.  Hristov had intensive treatment with his Dutch club NEC Nijmegen before he was allowed to fly to England for the qualifier. Ilievski said: "Hristov is one of our most experienced players and he is important to us but how fit he is I do not know."

Wednesday, 15 October 2002 - Although Georgi Hristov joined his Macedonian team-mates in Southampton yesterday ahead, the former Barnsley striker will not play any part in the match.

FYR Macedonia's Form: last six games
L D W W D L   f 12:a 10 success:  50%
72 10 January 2002 - Finland 3 FYR Macedonia 0 [3-0]
Bahrain Nation Stadium, Manama, Bahrain
  TC NL
73 27 March 2002 -
Bosnia & Herzegovina 4 FYR Macedonia 4
[3-3]
Olimpijski Kosevo Stadium, Sarajevo
  Fr AD
74 17 April 2002 - FYR Macedonia 1 Finland 0 [1-0]
Goce Delcev Stadium, Prilep
  HW
75 21 August 2002 - FYR Macedonia 5 Malta 0 [2-0]
Gradski Stadion, Skopje
  HW
76 8 September 2002 -
Liechtenstein 1
FYR Macedonia 1
[0-1]
Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz
  ECP AD
77 12 October 2002 - FYR Macedonia 1 Turkey 2 [1-1]
Gradski Stadion, Skopje
  HL

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