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U17 squad named for qualifying tournament

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Photo of a recently called-up U17 team, photo: ffm.mkPhoto of a recently called-up U17 team, photo: ffm.mkManager Bobi Stojkoski has named the squad for the upcoming qualifying tournament which will be played in Cyprus. 

Macedonian U17 national team will compete in the 4th qualifying group for the U17 European Championship 2015. Macedonia is in a difficult group, along with England, France and the hosts of the tournament Cyprus.

Today, the team had their first meeting and will have a training camp in Dojran until their departure for Cyprus.

Here is a list of the called-up players:

Filip Trajchevski - Vardar Macedonia
Risto Jankov - Rabotnichki Macedonia

Belmin Chulevikj - Makedonija Gjorche Petrov Macedonia
Antonio Mitrev - Metalurg Macedonia
Teodor Terziev - Makedonija Gjorche Petrov Macedonia
Kiril Ristovski - Rabotnichki Macedonia
Todor Todoroski - Metalurg Macedonia
Filip Gichevski - Rabotnichki Macedonia

Agon Hani - Akademija Pandev Macedonia
Esmin Lichina - Vardar Macedonia
Milosh Tosheski - Brodarac Serbia
Davor Zdravkovski - Makedonija Gjorche Petrov Macedonia
Nehar Sadiki - Milano Macedonia
Semir Ljumani - Unterhaching Germany

Mario Krstovski - Horizont Turnovo Macedonia
Milan Ristovski - Rabotnichki Macedonia
Darko Dodev - Metalurg Macedonia
Emil Abaz - Anderlecht Belgium

'From all the players, only Sulejmani from Polish side Gdansk is missing. The players are motivated, ready to play and represent Macedonia in the best form. The group is a really challenging one. The favorites England and France along with the hosts Cyprus are all serious matches. Besides the two top-placed teams, there is a chance to advance as third-placed team but you will have to have a good record against the top two teams. For us, it is most important to focus on the training camp first and then to try and compete with each and every of the teams and with a bit of luck, we will hope for the best results' said manager Bobi Stojkoski.

The top two from each progress alongside the five third-placed teams with the best record against the top pair in their groups.

Macedonia first plays against France on the 25th of October, then England on the 27th and finishes the tournament on the 30th with a match against the hosts Cyprus.

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