Saturday, October 07, 2006
Old Trafford, England
18.00 CET, Saturday, October 7, 2006
Possible line ups:
(4-4-2): Robinson - Neville, Ferdinand, Terry, Cole - Gerrard, Carrick, Lampard, Downing - Rooney, Crouch.
(3-5-2): Nikoloski - Sedloski, Mitreski, Noveski - Lazarevski, Petrov, Popov, Shumulikoski - Pandev - Maznov, Naumoski
There is a big chance, that the naturalised Serbian striker Stevica Ristic (Sileks Kratovo) plays instead of Naumoski or Maznov. Ristic is the best striker in the Macedonian League for the last 2 years and might get a chance for a debut today.
Big media interest sorrounds the game. Not only Macedonian and English TV channels will broadcast the game, but also several Asian and other European TV stations. Additional to that, the Old Trafford is sold out since days and there are 71.000 visitors expected today and a great atmosphere, but only 500 Macedonian fans are awaited. Nevertheless Katanec said in an interview that he doesn't fear a packed crowd: "There's no better feeling then to play in front of a jam-packed Old Trafford. There's no fear of the crowd because most of the Macedonian players are used to it."
For all who are not able to watch the match live, you can folow it here:
JadranSport.org reports and comments live on the most interesting match of this weekend's EURO 2008 qualifiers
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