Selection of North macedonia made history this Sunday by qualifying for the first time in a playoff of the playoffs UEFA to get a ticket to the world Cup, this time in Qatar 2022.
Although without its star Goran Pandev (38), who decided to retire from international football after playing the first maximum competition of nations for his country in the Euro 2020 disputed in summer, Macedonia, who was a state of Yugoslavia, is on the verge of another great antecedent in football despite being an independent country for just 30 years.
The feat came true after getting to be seeded in second place of the Group J of the European qualifiers with 18 points, beating Romania (17 pts) and Armenia (12 pts), who fell 1-5 before the qualified Germany.
Macedonia from North He had to win to get into the playoffs and he met his goal after beating Iceland 3-1, although he was partially out after drawing when Romania complied with Leichtensein, who they defeated 2-0, although that was not enough to get out of third place.
Thanks to an early goal by Ezgjan Alioski (7 ‘) and a fierce double of his figure Eljif elmas (65 ‘and 86’), player of the Napoli, the lynxes manage to be the fourth team to qualify for the European play-off for the 2022 World Cup, whose rival will come out of a draw once the quotas are completed, which are 12 in total.
It should be remembered that this selection was the only one to trip the giant Germany in the last two heats, since last March 31, when the Teutons had a record of 17 consecutive victories in this stage, they beat them as visitors 1-2These three points were the ones that made the difference for their qualification for the playoffs.
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