EURO 2020 GROUP C
Manager Igor Angelovski Appointed in November 2015, Angelovski is North Macedonia’s longest-serving head coach. The 44-year-old has fostered a great atmosphere in the squad, but his tactical ability has been questioned at times. Record P 49 W 22 D 11 L 16 All games Strengths • Have failed to score in only two of their last 27 matches • A real sense of unity Weaknesses • A lack of depth in their squad means options become limited should they pick up any injuries • No side received more yellow cards in qualifying (34) while they have had six red cards in the last 24 games Prospects Finishing as one of the best third-placed teams and reaching the last-16 stage is not beyond North Macedonia. Inside info Jonathan Wilson European football expert The decision to allow teams in from the Nations League is a good idea – we so often see good teams unable to qualify because their coefficient is terrible which punishes a better generation. You can never be sure whether a new team will be inspired by qualification but I think they will lose all three games.