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Macedonians Offer Fans Free Lodging for UEFA Cup

Amid soaring hotel prices that threaten to tarnish the country's self-image as a hospitable nation, residents of the capital Skopje have started offering free accommodation for visitors attending the UEFA Super Cup match between Manchester United and Real Madrid on August 8.

Skopje Hotel Prices Soar Ahead of UEFA Cup

Macedonian hotels are making a killing from the August 8 match between Real Madrid and Man United in the capital.

The popular online service Booking.com shows a two-night stay in one four-star hotel in Skopje for two persons from August 7-9 costing a whopping 3,000 euros. The same hotel offers an identical stay in July for only 218 euros.

Turkish international Barcelona player Arda Turan verbally, physically attacks sports journalist on plane

Turkish international and Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has verbally and physically assaulted a Turkish sports journalist on a plane carrying the national team from Macedonia's Skopje to Italy's Trieste late on June 5. 

Just before the plane took off, Turan reportedly approached daily Milliyet's Bilal Meşe, who was sitting nearby, and started shouting at him. 

Bulgaria Places First at Balkan Mathematical Olympiad

Bulgarian students won four gold medals and two silver ones at the 34th Balkan Mathematical Olympiad, which has taken place in Ohrid, Macedonia, BNR reported.

In the team rankings, Bulgaria won the first place with 226 points from a maximum of 240 possible.

The Bulgarian tem was followed by the team of Serbia (208 points) and Romania (182 points).

Macedonia's Djurovski named Red Star Belgrade head coach

Former Red Star FC (FK Crvena Zvezda) Belgrade player and coach Bosko Djurovski has returned to the helm of the club, Tanjug is reporting.

Djurovski, who in the past also served as head coach of Macedonia's national team, will succeed Miodrag Bozovic to lead the team until the end of the season, the club has announced.

UEFA punishes PAOK’s “Gate 4” over anti-Merkel and “Greek Macedonia” banners!

 

PAOK’s “Gate 4” will remain closed for the team’s next European game and PAOK FC will pay 23.000 Euros fine.

The reasons are that during the PAOK-Schalke game,

– There should be empty spaces Gates 5 and 6 for security reasons,

– There was a banner against the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and

"Regional football league to be launched in 2018"

Macedonian Football League Director Vasko Dojcinovski says UEFA has approved the launch of a regional football league in 2018.

Speaking for Croatian daily Vecernji List, Dojcinovski said the league should consist of 24 clubs from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, and Macedonia, and that heads of football associations from these countries all supported this new regional format.

Albanian Football Fans to Boycott Matches in Protest

The Red and Blacks, the largest group of supporters of the Albanian national football team, has announced a total boycott all the matches played in the country in response to what they call police intimidation and violence.

All domestic soccer action suspended after arson attack

The temporary administrative board of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) announced on Wednesday the indefinite suspension of all league soccer action in Greece following the arson attack late on Tuesday at a house owned by the head of the federation's refereeing committee.

Kosovo Celebrates Historic World Cup Football Debut

Fans gathered in Pristina on Monday evening to watch the Kosovo team kick off its inaugural World Cup qualifying campaign with an important 1-1 away draw in Turku in Finland.

Kosovo's scorer was Valon Berisha, who earned the point with a penalty kick just hours after football's world governing body FIFA cleared him to play for the country.

Bulgaria Climbs to 69th Place in FIFA Ranking

The Bulgarian men's national football team climbed one position to occupy the 69th place in the latest monthly FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released on Thursday.

With a total of 508 points, Bulgaria is between the teams of United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

Bulgaria Defeats Macedonia 2:0 in Football Friendly

The Bulgarian national football team secured a second successive victory in recent friendlies by beating Macedonia on Tuesday.

Dimitar Rangelov (66') and Aleksandar Tonev (87') were the players to score the only two goals in the match played in Skopje.

The 2:0 win is Bulgaria's second success of the past few days after a friendly game against Portugal on Friday.

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