GOOD EVENING FROM BUCHAREST
Welcome to our live coverage of the Euro 2020 group stage match between Austria and North Macedonia at the National Arena.
This marks the first match of Group C where both competitors have also been drawn with the Netherlands as well as Ukraine, who play later on tonight.
Austria manager Franco Foda has received a significant injury boost as captain Julian Baumgartlinger, Marko Arnautovic and Christoph Baumgartner are all available for selection.
Bayer Leverkusen ace Baumgartlinger recently dealt with a cruciate ligament injury and Hoffenheim’s Baumgartner seems to have recovered from an ankle problem.
Former West Ham star Arnautovic recently overcame a thigh strain but is unlikely to start ahead of Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic.
Manager Foda will have to decide whether he will start Real Madrid signing David Alaba in defence or midfield, with the latter scenario gathering more pace.
North Macedonia manager Igor Angelovski, on the other hand, is not dealing with any injury concerns ahead of this historic match for his national team.
Leeds ace Ezgjan Alioski is set to start as a left wing-back whereas Napoli’s Elif Elmas could feature in midfield close to the former.
Genoa star, and national hero, Goran Pandev is expected to lead the line, but he will probably not be alone as Mallorca striker Aleksandar Trajkovski may join the former Inter Milan and Lazio forward up front