We are happy to confirm that Stefan Colakovski has been called up to the Macedonia under-21 squad for the upcoming UEFA under-21 Championship qualifiers against France and Serbia.
Colakovski departed Melbourne on Monday night to link up with the squad ahead of these fixtures.
Euro bound✈️ pic.twitter.com/K4I73ABzra
— Stefan Colakovski (@scolakovski) August 23, 2021
The national team selection caps off what has been a successful 12 months for our 21-year-old attacker. Colakovski made 20 appearances and was a key part of our double winning squad last season, scoring and assisting in our semi-final win against Macarthur.
Should he take to the pitch in next month’s qualifiers, it will mark Colakovski’s first appearance at international level in any age group.
“It’s a proud moment for me,” Colakovski said.
“I’ve dreamt of playing international football since I was a kid and I’m thankful to the Macedonian federation for giving me this opportunity.”
Macedonia continues its quest for UEFA under-21 Championship qualification against France early next Friday morning at 2:30am (AEST), before taking on Serbia the following Wednesday at 12:00am.
“We’ll be up against some tough opposition but I’m certainly looking forward to the challenge of playing international football for the first time in my career,” Colakovski said.
France v Macedonia
MMArena, Le Mans
2 September 2021
Kick-off 2:30am (AEST)
Macedonia v Serbia
Biljanini Izvori, Ohrid
7 September 2021
Kick-off 12:00am (AEST)