North Macedonia vs Netherlands – LIVE!
Though the Dutch have already won Group C and minnows North Macedonia have been eliminated, this afternoon’s game does bring with it intriguing talking points.
Two wins from two for the Netherlands but have still flattered to deceive at times, and Frank de Boer will be weighing up wether to rotate ahead of the knockout stages.
North Macedonia, playing at their first major tournament as an independent nation, won two of their opening three World Cup qualifiers, including a stunning 2-1 away upset of Germany in March, but they have been unable to replicate that form at the tournament.
They showed glimpses of it and a fighting spirit which won over their raucous fans in two games in Bucharest, and coach Igor Angelovski was upbeat ahead of today’s clash, which was sees veteran Goran Pandev call time on his long international career.
Pandev, who has scored 38 goals in 121 appearances for his country since making his debut in 2001 and turns 38 next month.
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