Tuesday, November 07, 2006Macedonia coach Srecko Katanec believes Russia will pose a greater threat than England when his side take on Guus Hiddink's men in a Euro 2008 qualifier on November 15.
Macedonia claimed a goalless draw against England last month, having lost narrowly against the same opponents four weeks earlier.
Katanec reckons Russia will be an even tougher nut to crack.
He said: "This opponent is even harder than England, because they are unpredictable. They keep the ball a long time, so we will have to be patient and cautious."
Macedonian squad for the match against Russia:
Goalkeepers: Jane Nikolovski (NK Slaven Koprivnica), Tome Pacovski (FK Rabotnicki).
Defenders: Goce Sedloski (SV Mattersburg), Igor Mitreski (FC Energie Cottbus), Nikolce Noveski (1. FSV Mainz 05), Aleksandar Vasoski (Eintracht Frankfurt), Robert Petrov (PFC CSKA Sofia), Robert Popov (PFC Litex Lovech), Vlade Lazarevski (Groclin Grodzisk Wielkopolski).
Midfielders: Igor Jancevski (Enosis Neon Paralimni FC), Velice Sumulikoski (Bursaspor), Darko Tasevski (FC Metalurh Zaporizhya), Artim Sakiri (FC International Turku), Aleksandar Mitreski (1. FC Köln), Vlatko Grozdanovski (AC Omonia).
Forwards: Aco Stojkov (FK Partizan), Goran Maznov (KSC Lokeren OV), Stevica Ristic (FK Sileks).
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