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3. Macedonia

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SKOPJE, MACEDONIA – OCTOBER 09: Marco Verratti of Italy (L) and Goran Pandev of FYR Macedonia compete for the ball during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between FYR Macedonia and Italy at Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski on October 9, 2016 in Skopje, Macedonia. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

There is another Balkan country that will enter the last phase of the European Qualifiers, hoping to qualify for a major international tournament for the first time ever.

And the name of that country is Macedonia… or North Macedonia, as it is officially called in the last few months.

The Macedonian national team kept their hopes alive by beating Slovenia 2-1 at the Todor Proeski Arena, as Napoli midfielder Elif Elmas showed a stellar performance with two goals past Jan Oblak.

However, their place at the EURO 2020 still looks out of reach, as Macedonia visit group favorites Poland and Austria, games they have to win if they want to achieve historic success.