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Macedonia vs. Croatia U21's

where and when is this game going to be played? The only information I have is our squad called up (its only 20 players so there might be a few more called up), what is your squad and how would you rate your youth team? Here is the Croatian U21 squad:
Tomislav Vranjic (Cibalia Vinkovci) Sinisa Linic (Rijeka) Danijel Pranjic (Osijek) Vedran Jese (NK Zagreb) Dino Drpic (Dinamo Zagreb) Nikola Safaric (Varteks Varazdin) Dario Knezevic (Rijeka) Goran Ljubojevic (Osijek) Niko Kranjcar (Dinamo Zagreb) Mladen Petric (Grasshoppers) Marko Sarlija (Dinamo Zagreb) Tomislav Mikulic (Osijek) Marijan Buljat (Osijek) Kresimir Brkic (Osijek) Josip Milardovic (Osijek) Ivan Zgela (Cibalia Vinkovci) Domogoj Abramovic (Siroki Brijeg) Dario Zahora (Dinamo Zagreb) Mario Carevic (Dinamo Zagreb)
*As you can see the whole Osijek team is our U21 squad.
Missing players are Tomic (Dinamo) Rubil (Nantes) who are out with injuries and I do not now why Da Silva (Dinamo) Klic (Rijeka) Brajkovic (Zadar) and Bodrusic (Inter) were not called up.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old April 26th, 2004, 11:53
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the game will be played on wednesday , at 4:00 P.M in Madjari stadium.

here is our squad :


J. Georgievski (Rabotnicki Kometal)
T. Pandev (Pobeda)
K. Bosnjakov (Turnovo)


B. Markovski (Vardar)
M. Stepanovski (Napredok)
D. Ivanovski (Sileks)
V. Sikov (Xanthi)


T. Meglenski (Pobeda)
M. Bajrami (Sloga Jugomagnat)
S. Gjoreski (Sileks)
A. Bajramovski (Cementarnica 55)
V. Grozdanovski (Vardar)
D. Masev (Vardar)
G. Todorcev (Rabotnicki Kometal)
N. Gligorov (Cementarnica 55)
D. Tasevski (Vardar)
O. Minas (Vardar)


A. Stojkov (Inter/Castel di Sangro)
B. Iljoski (Rabotnicki Kometal)
Z. Baldovaliev (Publikum Celje)
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the game finished 0-0, our U21's are struggling now all of a sudden. We have not won a game in a while and we are heading into the tournament in poor form, well anyway hope the Macedonian youth teams have success in the future!
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Croatia lacking creativity
Wednesday, 28 April 2004
Croatia did their UEFA European Under-21 Championship prospects little good with a disappointing 0-0 draw against F.Y.R. Macedonia's U21 side in Zagreb.

Lack of initiative
The home side failed to seize the initiative and take the game to their opponents, who missed out on qualifying for this summer's tournament in Germany. There were few chances and little to entertain from either side, with Croatia, especially, failing to get into their passing rhythm.

Early misses
Croatia made a positive start when Goran Ljubojevic's went close after just three minutes and seven minutes later Niko Kranjcar nearly scored with a header as the home side looked for an early goal. However, they lost their momentum and, Mario Carevic's free-kick aside, created little else before the break.

Good chance
Ljubojevic had the game’s best chance in the second half, but his 69th-minute effort was saved by the excellent Jorde Georgievski. Indeed the visiting goalkeeper made a series of good saves in the second half to earn the man-of-the-match award.

Novoselac disappointed
Croatia coach Martin Novoselac said: "The result wasn't our priority. I wanted my players to show their skills, but I expected a lot more. They are probably tired from their numerous club games but if we were to predict our chances in Germany from this game, it will be very difficult there." Croatia will be competing in Group A, where they face Serbia and Montenegro, Belarus and Italy.


some of our media titled : "they could have played 3 days, they wouldn't have scored...". t think that sums up the game.
concerning our youth player, they're good now some faces are back to the U21 team : stojkov and grozdanovski were member of the senior team before.
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