Macedonia U21 learned the opponents in their group for UEFA EURO 2015 qualifying tournament.
Draw for UEFA EURO 2015 qualifying tournament took place in Nion today. Macedonia has been allocated in group 8. Prior to the draw, Macedonia was in the fourth pot.
The team's opponents for the championship that will take place in Czech Republic are Israel, Portugal, Norway and Azerbaijan.
From pot 1, Israel were the most desired option and the fans can be satisfied considering Macedonia avoided all the major football nations.
From pot 2, Macedonia got Portugal. Recently these two teams met and Portugal barely won 2:1. However, Macedonia played with a mixed squad of players born after 1990, 1991 and 1992. For the following tournament only players born after 01.01.1992 are eligible for competition.
Pot 3 gave Macedonia Norway. They ended on second place in last edition of the qualifying tournament, just as Portugal but unlike them, they have managed to eliminate France in the playoffs and qualified for the European Championship.
From pot 5, Macedonia might have got easier opponent, but ended up with Azerbaijan. They have finished on the fourth position in last qualifying tournament with two wins over Iceland and a draw against Belgium at home.
The ten group winners and the four best runners-up will advance to the play-offs to determine the seven sides destined for the showpiece event. Players born in 1992 or after will be eligible for the tournament.
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