Austria will take on North Macedonia at Arena Nationala in Bucharest at UEFA Euro 2020 this evening (Sunday).
Along with Finland, North Macedonia is one of two first-team participants in Euro 2020 this year, after splendidly qualifying through the playoff.
Austria, in contrast, registered direct qualifying to the main stage after finishing second in the group.
Austria won just once in the first three 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, including a 4-0 defeat to Denmark.
They also failed to win their warm-up friendlies, losing 1-0 to England and drawing 0-0 with Slovakia.
North Macedonia, in contrast, are in an inspiring run of form, notably securing a 2-1 victory over Germany in the World Cup qualifiers.
They are coming on the back of a 4-0 win over Kazakhstan in the pre-tournament friendly, giving them the ideal confidence they need ahead of their first game in the UEFA Euro 2020.
Austria Vs Macedonia Lineup
Austria XI (4-2-3-1): Bachmann, Lainer, Dragović, Hinteregger, Ulmer, Baumgartner, Laimer, Schlager, Alaba, Sabitzer, Kalajdzic
Macedonia XI (4-3-3): Dimitrievski, Nikolov, Ristovski, Velkovski, Musliu, Alioski, Bardhi, Ademi, Elmas, Pandev, Trajkovski
Kick off is at 17:00 (GMT +1).
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