Oct 11, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčMillennium Stadium
Wales
1-0
MacedoniaMacedonia
Church (67')
John (58'), Taylor (75')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Sikov (80')

Macedonia boss Zoran Stratev: 'Wales are the favourites'

Macedonia interim manager Zoran Stratev says that Wales are the favourites to defeat his side despite their string of injuries.

Macedonia interim manager Zoran Stratev has admitted that Wales are the favourites ahead of the World Cup qualifier between the two teams in Cardiff.

The Welsh are without several key players, including Ashley Williams and Gareth Bale, but Stratev still believes that his side are the underdogs.

"I don't think we are favourites despite Wales's injuries, although that puts more pressure on our players as the media may see us as the favourites," Sky Sports News quotes him as saying.

"But the Welsh players play in strong leagues in England and Scotland and are on home soil, so they are favourites.

"We want to avoid finishing bottom of the group but we know it's not only our target, but Wales's target as well."

Wales are currently bottom of Group A on six points, with Macedonia one place ahead of them on seven.

Wales national team manager Chris Coleman looks on during the International Friendly match between Wales v Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on August 14, 2013
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