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With the Qlamqtar 2022 world cup only about 14 periods away (depending on your own set of menstrual circumstances), I’m going to be answering all the burning questions leading up to the tournament. Today, I take a look at North Macedonia, which despite only having 2 million inhabitants, recently qualified for their first European championships and now has world cup qualification in its sight.
Glory Be to Him, Our Salvation, The Almighty Goran Pandev (Glory Be)
FIFA Ranking: 72
Thanks to Goran Pandev (and some other guys), in September 2020 North Macedonia qualified for its first major international tournament as an independent nation, the delayed Euro 2020. Historical records of North Macedonia’s international record since its secession from Yugoslavia show that Pandev scored at the winning goal in every single match he took part in over the course of his career. However, the veracity of this statistic has been questioned by soccer archivists as North Macedonia had a substantial losing record during his period.
To this day, the spirit of Goran Pandev remains a guiding force for all North Macedonians and the light providing by Him offers them meaning, consolation, and unconditional love offered in his redemptive sacrifice of international retirement (following the national team’s third group game against Netherlands at Euro 2020). Even though He’s now called it a day with the national team, North Macedonians still see Him out there on the pitch, in their homes and everpresently throughout the course of their days, as the Almighty Pandev unfailingly steers them on the path towards Righteousness.
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World Cup Qualifying | Europe
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