Factbox: North Macedonia at the European Championship

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - World Cup Qualifiers Europe - Group J - Germany v North Macedonia - MSV-Arena, Duisburg, Germany - March 31, 2021 North Macedonia coach Igor Angelovski Pool via REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

(Reuters) - The following is a factbox on North Macedonia, who are in Group C at this year's European Championship, which kicks off on June 11.


FIFA ranking: 62

Coach: Igor Angelovski

Angelovski was appointed in October 2015 after success with FK Rabotnicki where he won the league and cup double.

Captain: Goran Pandev

Pandev is the country's all-time top scorer and holds the record for appearances with 37 goals in 117 games.

The forward turns 38 in July but is still a key player for Genoa in Serie A having scored seven goals with three assists this season.

Top player: Eljif Elmas

The Napoli midfielder is only 21 but has already shown he is a key member of the national team with six goals in 25 appearances after making his debut at 17.

His recent exploits include a late winner against Germany in their last World Cup qualifier in March.

Tournament history

This is the first time North Macedonia have qualified for a major international tournament. Until 1992, they competed as Yugoslavia.

Recent form:

2021 Germany 1-2 N Macedonia World Cup qualifying

2021 N Macedonia 5-0 Liechtenstein World Cup qualifying

2021 Romania 3-2 N Macedonia World Cup qualifying

2020 Armenia 1-0 N Macedonia UEFA Nations League

2020 N Macedonia 2-1 Estonia UEFA Nations League

Tournament fixtures

June 13: v Austria, Bucharest

June 17: v Ukraine, Bucharest

June 21: v Netherlands, Amsterdam

William Hill odds to win: 500-1

(Compiled by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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