Photo: Slobodan Gjurikj
The Macedonian national team successfully passed the test before leaving for Germany. Our players defeated Serbia with 37:31 (19:13) and showed their good shape before the start of the WC.
They made an advantage early in the 1st half, which was maintained until the end of the match. Up until the 11th minute, the guest was an equal opponent, but then the Macedonians took the initiative.
Macedonia showed that it has solution even without Lazarov, so Manaskov, Georgievski, Talevski and Kuzmanovski took the responsibility.
We had a lead of 10 goals in the 2nd half (27:17). Stojanche Stoilov, Vardar's captain, scored 1 goal in this match, and the wing Martin Popovski scored twice.
Our goalkeeper Dejan Milosavljev played for the Serbian national team.
Macedonia – Serbia 37-31 (19-13)
MACEDONIA: Ristovski (10 saves), Mitrevski, Tomovski, Daskalovski, Manaskov 9, Stoilov 1, Dimitrioski, К. Lazarov 5, Churlevski, Taleski 2, Markoski, Kuzmanovski 6, Tankoski, Georgievski 4, F. Lazarov 1, Krstevski, Popovski 2, Peshevski 5, Lazarevski, Serafimov 2.