International City: Petreski downs Olyroos in Skopje


Melbourne City’s National Youth League Player of the Year Phil Petreski started for the Macedonian U21 side as they defeated the Olyroos 3-1 in Skopje.

The versatile midfielder played an important role in the match as both sides prepare for January’s Rio 2016 Olympic qualifiers.

Petreski is one of two Australian born and based Macedonians in the team alongside Sydney FC youth player Nicola Kuleski.



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Hughes’ Northern Ireland leave it late to secure a point

Aaron Hughes’ Northern Ireland are still in prime position to automatically qualify for Euro 2016 after leaving it late to pick up a point against Hungary.

Kyle Lafferty’s 93’ minute equaliser means NI are assured a playoff spot at worst and will have to wait until their home fixture against Greece in October to seal their passage to the European Championships. Hughes was an unused sub.