What is the national football team of Macedonia?

What is the national football team of Macedonia?

The North Macedonia national football team ( Macedonian: Фудбалска репрезентација на Северна Македонија, romanized : Fudbalska reprezentacija na Severna Makedonija) represents North Macedonia in men’s international football, and is administered by the Football Federation of Macedonia.

Who was the first president of the Football Federation of Macedonia?

The first president of the Football Federation of Macedonia was Ljubisav Ivanov – Dzingo. The best Macedonian players were part of the Yugoslav national team . In 1991, North Macedonia became an independent sovereign nation as the Republic of Macedonia which would change to the Republic of North Macedonia in 2019.

What happened to Macedonia football team in 2004?

On 9 October 2004, Macedonia managed to hold the Netherlands to a surprise 2–2 draw in Skopje in front of a crowd of 17,000 at the Skopje City Stadium, but in their next game, just four days later, they suffered one of its most embarrassing defeats, a 1–0 loss away to Andorra, one of the world’s weakest teams.

How did Macedonia U-21 football team qualify for a major tournament?

In 2016, the national U-21 team qualified for the final tournament of 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship after finishing first in qualification group 3 behind France, Iceland, Ukraine, Scotland and Northern Ireland. That was the first time that the any national football team of North Macedonia qualified for a major tournament.

Where did Macedonia qualify for the 2010 World Cup?

On 25 November 2007, just days after Macedonia completed its qualifying campaign for Euro 2008, the groups for European qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup were held in Durban, South Africa, where Macedonia was seeded in Pot 4 and grouped along with the Netherlands, Scotland, Norway and Iceland.

Who won the 2002 World Cup in Macedonia?

On 16 October 2002, Macedonia played former world champions England in Southampton, which was England’s first home game in Southampton in almost 100 years. Macedonia grabbed the lead early in the first half after Artim Šakiri scored directly from a corner kick, leaving English goalkeeper David Seaman stunned.