Euro 2020 is set to commence on June 11, and North Macedonia will face Austria in first Group-C encounter on June 13. Here we take a look at the teams and players in Group C.
Group C comprises of four teams: Austria, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Ukraine.
Austria qualified for seven FIFA World Cups, the most recent of which was in 1998. The country initially qualified for the UEFA European Championship in 2008, when it co-hosted the tournament with Switzerland, and most recently in 2020.
Franco Foda has twice been capped by West Germany and has spent the majority of his coaching career at Sturm Graz, where he has won both the league and the cup. Since the beginning of 2018, he has been the leader of Austria.
|GoalKeeper||Pavao Pervan||VfL Wolfsburg|
|Defender||Andreas Ulmer||Red Bull Salzburg|
|Defender||Aleksandar Dragović||Bayer Leverkusen|
|Defender||Martin Hinteregger||Eintracht Frankfurt|
|Defender||Stefan Posch||1899 Hoffenheim|
|Defender||David Alaba||Bayern Munich|
|Defender||Philipp Lienhart||SC Freiburg|
|Defender||Stefan Lainer||Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|Defender||Marco Friedl||Werder Bremen|
|Midfielder||Stefan Ilsanker||Eintracht Frankfurt|
|Midfielder||Marcel Sabitzer||RB Leipzig|
|Midfielder||Florian Grillitsch||1899 Hoffenheim|
|Midfielder||Julian Baumgartlinger (captain)||Bayer Leverkusen|
|Midfielder||Christopher Trimmel||Union Berlin|
|Midfielder||Alessandro Schöpf||Schalke 04|
|Midfielder||Christoph Baumgartner||1899 Hoffenheim|
|Midfielder||Karim Onisiwo||Mainz 05|
|Midfielder||Valentino Lazaro||Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|Midfielder||Xaver Schlager||VfL Wolfsburg|
|Midfielder||Konrad Laimer||RB Leipzig|
|Forward||Marko Arnautović||Shanghai Port|
|Forward||Michael Gregoritsch||FC Augsburg|
|Forward||Saša Kalajdžić||VfB Stuttgart|
The Netherlands has participated in eight FIFA World Cups, three of which they have reached the final. They’ve also competed in nine UEFA European Championships, with the 1988 event in West Germany being their most successful. In addition, in 1908, 1912, and 1920, the team earned a bronze medal at the Olympic event. The Netherlands and its neighbours, Belgium and Germany, have long had football rivalry.
Frank de Boer, who previously managed Ajax, Inter, Crystal Palace, and Atlanta United, will succeed Barcelona-bound former teammate Ronald Koeman in September 2020.
|Goalkeeper||Tim Krul||Norwich City|
|Defender||Joël Veltman||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|Defender||Matthijs de Ligt||Juventus|
|Defender||Nathan Aké||Manchester City|
|Defender||Stefan de Vrij||Internazionale|
|Defender||Patrick van Aanholt||Crystal Palace|
|Defender||Denzel Dumfries||PSV Eindhoven|
|Midfielder||Georginio Wijnaldum (captain)||Liverpool|
|Midfielder||Quincy Promes||Spartak Moscow|
|Midfielder||Marten de Roon||Atalanta|
|Midfielder||Frenkie de Jong||Barcelona|
|Forward||Donyell Malen||PSV Eindhoven|
|Forward||Luuk de Jong||Sevilla|
|Forward||Wout Weghorst||VfL Wolfsburg|
|Forward||Cody Gakpo||PSV Eindhoven|
North Macedonia has qualified for UEFA Euro 2020 for the first time, courtesy to their performance in the UEFA Nations League in 2018–19.
After two years in command of Rabotniki, Igor Angelovski was appointed in October 2015, having led them to a domestic double and two Macedonian Cup victories.
|GoalKeeper||Stole Dimitrievski||Rayo Vallecano|
|Goalkeeper||Damjan Shishkovski||Doxa Katokopias|
|Defender||Stefan Ristovski||Dinamo Zagreb|
|Defender||Ezgjan Alioski||Leeds United|
|Midfielder||Arijan Ademi||Dinamo Zagreb|
|Midfielder||Darko Churlinov||VfB Stuttgart|
|Midfielder||Milan Ristovski||Spartak Trnava|
|Midfielder||Stefan Spirovski||AEK Larnaca|
|Forward||Goran Pandev (captain)||Genoa|
|Forward||Ivan Trichkovski||AEK Larnaca|
|Forward||Marjan Radeski||Akademija Pandev|
The team’s greatest achievement on the international stage was reaching the quarterfinals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which was also the team’s first appearance in a major title final. Ukraine’s six play-off appearances are the first time it has won a tie after failing to qualify for the 1998 World Cup, Euro 2000, 2002 World Cup, 2010 World Cup, and 2014 World Cup.
Andriy Shevchenko, a superb striker who won the UEFA Champions League in 2003 and the Ballon d’Or in 2004 while playing for AC Milan, is sixth all-time in UEFA club competitions goal scorers with 67 goals.
|Goalkeeper||Heorhiy Bushchan||Dynamo Kyiv|
|Goalkeeper||Andriy Pyatov (captain)||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|GoalKeeper||Anatoliy Trubin||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Defender||Eduard Sobol||Club Brugge|
|Defender||Serhiy Kryvtsov||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Defender||Illya Zabarnyi||Dynamo Kyiv|
|Defender||Oleksandr Karavayev||Dynamo Kyiv|
|Defender||Mykola Matviyenko||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Defender||Oleksandr Tymchyk||Dynamo Kyiv|
|Defender||Denys Popov||Dynamo Kyiv|
|Defender||Vitaliy Mykolenko||Dynamo Kyiv|
|Defender||Oleksandr Zinchenko||Manchester City|
|Midfielder||Serhiy Sydorchuk||Dynamo Kyiv|
|Midfielder||Taras Stepanenko||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Midfielder||Mykola Shaparenko||Dynamo Kyiv|
|Midfielder||Heorhiy Sudakov||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Midfielder||Viktor Tsyhankov||Dynamo Kyiv|
|Forward||Artem Besyedin||Dynamo Kyiv|
|Forward||Andriy Yarmolenko||West Ham United|