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This generation has made history’ – North Macedonia hero Pandev says they can cause Euro 2020 upset
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This generation has made history’ – North Macedonia hero Pandev says they can cause Euro 2020 upset

The country are preparing for their first major international tournament and their 37-year-old captain believes they can survive the group stage Goran Pandev says North Macedonia have made history by qualifying for Euro 2020 and their goal is to progress beyond the group stage. North Macedonia secured a place in a major international tournament for the first time when they beat Georgia in the play-offs. Pandev says his country should be proud just to reach the finals, but is confident they can put in a strong performance.
Germany Lose A World Cup Qualifying Match At Home For The First Time In 20yrs
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Germany Lose A World Cup Qualifying Match At Home For The First Time In 20yrs

Germany 1-2 North Macedonia: Eljif Elmas' late winner secures stunning upset after Ilkay Gundogan's 14th goal in 2021 had cancelled out Goran Pandev strike as hosts suffer first World Cup qualifying home defeat in 20 YEARS North Macedonia scored an 85th-minute winner through Eljif Elmas to stun hosts Germany 2-1 in their World Cup Group J qualifier on Wednesday as the Balkan country celebrated their greatest international victory. Elmas slotted in after the four-times world champions had controlled the game but struggled to create chances against the disciplined North Macedonians, ranked 65th in the world. It was Germany's first home World Cup qualifying loss since they were hammered 5-1 by England in Munich in 2001 It was also coach Joachim Low's last qualifying game in ch...
Germany vs North Macedonia: I’m sorry for Chelsea striker, Timo Werner – Ilkay Gundogan
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Germany vs North Macedonia: I’m sorry for Chelsea striker, Timo Werner – Ilkay Gundogan

Germany midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, has said that he is ‘sorry’ for teammate Timo Werner after the striker’s huge miss in their side’s 2-1 home shock defeat against North Macedonia in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday night. Goals from Goran Pandev and Eljif Elmas ensured North Macedonia defeated Germany at the MSV-Arena Stadium. Gundogan scored a penalty in the 63rd minute for Joachim Löw’s side. Werner had missed a huge opportunity to score in Macedonia’s penalty area after receiving a pass from Gundogan in the second half during the encounter. Reacting to Werner’s miss after the game, Gundogan showed sympathy towards the 25-year-old forward. “I’m sorry for Timo,” Gundogan said at his post-match press conference. “He’s the one who wants to score the most. “We ha...
Germany coach slams Werner for shocking miss in 2-1 defeat to Macedonia
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Germany coach slams Werner for shocking miss in 2-1 defeat to Macedonia

  Germany coach, Joachim Low, has slammed Timo Werner for his shocking miss from close range, as they lost 2-1 to North Macedonia on Wednesday in Duisburg. It was surprise home defeat for the four-time World Cup-winners in the Qatar 2022 home qualifier. Goran Pandev opened scoring, before Ilkay Gundogan made it 1-1 from the penalty spot. Werner had the chance to put Germany in front, only to scuff his shot wide from inside the penalty box. Eljif Elmas made it 2-1 with five minutes left to seal a historic win. “He must put that ball away, no question at all. “He has shown here he can score goals. “But he doesn’t hit the ball right with his left foot, if he makes a clean contact with the ball it’s a goal,” Joachim Low said on RTL after the match.

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