Euro 2021 North Macedonia
Probable Likely Team Selections & Players Involved For:
Turkey Italy Wales Switzerland Denmark Finland Belgium Russia Netherlands Ukraine Austria North Macedonia England Croatia Scotland Czech Republic Spain Sweden Poland Slovakia Hungary Portugal France Germany
Goran Pandev will lead his country out at Euro 2020 as the North Macedonia captain
Goals For: 15 Goals Against: 14
Key player: Goran Pandev
The versatile Genoa forward is now 37 and in his 20th season in Italy, but his powers of creativity, vision and passing are undimmed. Pandev is North Macedonia’s captain, record scorer and record appearance-maker, and fired them to the finals with a play-off winner in Georgia.
One to watch: Eljif Elmas
Just 21 and earmarked as Pandev’s long-term successor as fulcrum of the national team. The Napoli midfielder’s vision is beyond his years, a master of distribution who doesn’t shirk the physical side of the game.
North Macedonia Best Players Picks:
Likely penalty-taker Ezgjan Alioski and Stefan Ristovski both have four goal involvements in nine international games this season, which is a decent record for players who are likely to be classified as defenders.
The Leeds man has an impressive record of 18 goal involvements in 41 caps, and scored once and assisted four in the qualifying campaign. Meanwhile, Ristovski didn’t register a goal involvement in qualifying but has a goal and three assists in 9 games since.
Coach: Igor Angelovski
This is Igor Angelovski’s second managerial job, having previously been in charge of Rabotnicki
Full Squad Named And Released For The Euro 2021 Cup
Arijan ADEMI (Dinamo Zagreb)
Enis BARDI (Levante)
Stefan SPIROVSKI (AEK Larnaca)
Boban NIKOLOV (Lecce)
Tihomir KOSTADINOV (Ružomberok)
Feran HASANI (Partizani)
Eljif ELMAS (Napoli)
Daniel AVRAMOVSKI (Kayserispor)
Marjan RADESKI (Akademija Pandev)
Darko CURLINOV (Stuttgart)