Kosovo national football team
|Association||Federata e Futbollit të Kosovës (FFK)|
|Head coach||Bernard Challandes|
|Most caps||Samir Ujkani (19)|
Elba Rashani (3)
|Current||141 11 (7 June 2018)|
|Highest||141 (7 June 2018)|
|Lowest||190 (July–August 2016)|
|Current||98 (30 May 2018)|
|Highest||98 (30 May 2018)|
|Lowest||122 (June–July 2014)|
As FIFA member|
Kosovo 2–0 Faroe Islands
(Frankfurt, Germany; 3 June 2016)
Permitted by FIFA
Kosovo 0–0 Haiti
(Mitrovica, Kosovo; 5 March 2014)
Albania 3–1 Kosovo
(Tirana, Albania; 14 February 1993)
Kosovo 7–1 Monaco |
(Cap d'Ail, France; 22 April 2006)
Kosovo 0–6 Croatia |
(Shkodër, Albania; 6 October 2016)
The Kosovo national football team (Albanian: Përfaqësuesja e futbollit të Kosovës, Serbian: Фудбалска репрезентација Косова/Fudbalska reprezentacija Kosova) represents Kosovo in international men's football. It is controlled by the Football Federation of Kosovo, the governing body for football in Kosovo. They are a member of UEFA and FIFA since May 2016.
The squads of Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro at international competitions often included players from Kosovo, such as Fadil Vokrri and Stevan Stojanović. Three football players as Fahrudin Jusufi, Milutin Šoškić and Vladimir Durković were part of the Yugoslavia team that won the gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics and silver medal at the 1960 European Nations' Cup.
After breakup of Yugoslavia
The Kosovo national unofficial team was formed following the breakup of Yugoslavia and has played a number of friendly matches. On 14 February 1993, the first one was against Albania and the match ended with a 1–3 away defeat and the starting line-up of that match was Ahmet Beselica, Ardian Kozniku, Bardhyl Seferi, Fadil Berisha, Gani Llapashtica, Genc Hoxha, Isa Sadriu, Kushtrim Munishi, Muharrem Sahiti, Sadullah Ajeti and Selaudin Jerlini.
After Kosovo War
On 7 September 2002. Kosovo for first time after the Kosovo War played a friendly match against Albania and the match ended with a 0–1 home minimal defeat and the starting line-up of that match was Ahmet Beselica, Ardian Kozniku, Arsim Abazi, Besnik Kollari, Fadil Ademi, Faruk Statovci, Ismet Munishi, Mehmet Dragusha, Sunaj Keqi, Xhevdet Llumnica and Zenun Selimi.
On 15 June 2007. One of the most important international matches was a 1–0 win over Saudi Arabia. It was the first time that Kosovo played a team that has taken part in the FIFA World Cup and the winning goal was scored by Kristian Nushi from the penalty kick on the 84th minute. On 22 April 2006. Kosovo takes first biggest win against Monaco and the match ended 7–1 and this record continues to be unbroken, today to this day.
On 17 February 2010. Kosovo for first time after the declaration of independence played a friendly match against Albania and the match ended with a 2–3 home defeat and the starting line-up of that match was Anel Raskaj, Dukagjin Gashi, Enis Zabërgja, Fisnik Papuçi, Ilir Nallbani, Kushtrim Mushica, Liridon Kukaj, Robert Gjeraj, Shpëtim Hasani and Yll Hoxha. This match had a humanitarian character, because the means gathered from this meeting will go to the affected of floods of Shkodra.
Efforts for internationalization
On 6 May 2008, after the declaration of independence from Serbia, Kosovo applied for FIFA membership. On 24 October 2008, Kosovo's application was discussed at the FIFA Congress in Zürich, when Kosovo was rejected membership in FIFA and could not play friendly matches as it was deemed it did not comply with article 10 of the FIFA statutes, that only "an independent state recognised by the international community" may be admitted into FIFA. On 22 May 2012. FIFA reverted that decision stating that Kosovo may play other countries in international friendlies according to Article 79 of the FIFA Statutes.
In September 2012, Albania international Lorik Cana, along with Swiss internationals Granit Xhaka, Valon Behrami and Xherdan Shaqiri, all of them with Kosovo Albanian origin was wrote a declaration to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, asking him to allow the Kosovo national team to be allowed to play friendly matches. The declaration was also signed by eight other Albanian footballers, hailing from Kosovo as Ahmed Januzi, Alban Meha, Armend Dallku, Burim Kukeli, Etrit Berisha, Fatmire Bajramaj, Lorik Cana, Mërgim Mavraj and Samir Ujkani. In May 2012. In a meeting held, FIFA decided to allow friendly matches to be played a decision it later revoked following a protest issued by Football Association of Serbia. Some players, especially Kosovo Serbs as Milan Biševac and Miloš Krasić, continued to play for the Serbia. A new meeting was held at FIFA, on 27 and 28 September in which the Kosovo issue was again planned to be discussed, which was then postponed until December.
On 13 January 2014, the national team was given permission by FIFA to play against FIFA member associations in international friendlies, with the notable exception of representative teams of countries of the former Yugoslavia. Even club teams would be allowed to play friendlies after a FIFA Emergency Committee meeting. However, it was stipulated that clubs and representative teams of the Football Federation of Kosovo may not display national symbols as flags, emblems, etc. or play national anthems. The go-ahead was given after meetings between the Football Association of Serbia and Sepp Blatter. On 6 February 2013, FIFA gave the permission to play international friendly games against other member associations.
On 5 March 2014, following FIFA's ruling. Kosovo played its first international friendly against Haiti and the match ended in a 0–0 draw. Before the match, some players of Kosovo posed with guns at a shooting range, causing a stir in Serbia. On the eve of the match, supporters of Kosovo burned the flag of Serbia. This incident prompted the Football Association of Serbia to request that FIFA revoke Kosovo's right to play international friendlies.
Membership in UEFA and FIFA
In September 2015 at an UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Malta was approved the request from the federation to the admission in UEFA to the next Ordinary Congress to be held in Budapest. On 3 May 2016, at the Ordinary Congress. Kosovo were accepted into UEFA after members voted 28–24 in favor of Kosovo.
FIFA World Cup
On 9 June 2016. The UEFA Emergency Panel has decided that Kosovo will join Croatia, Finland, Iceland, Turkey and Ukraine in Group I, also decided that Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia should not play against Kosovo for security reasons. On 5 September 2016. Kosovo made his debut on FIFA World Cup qualifications with a 1–1 away draw in against Finland and the draw goal was scored by the newcomer Valon Berisha from the penalty kick on the 60th minute.
|FIFA World Cup record||Qualifications record|
|1930 to 1998||Part of Yugoslavia and FR Yugoslavia||—|
|2002 to 2014||Not a FIFA member||Not a FIFA member|
|2018||Did not qualify||2018||10||0||1||9||3||24|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
UEFA European Championship
|UEFA European Championship record||Qualifications record|
|1960 to 1996||Part of Yugoslavia and FR Yugoslavia||—|
|2000 to 2012||Not a UEFA member||Not a UEFA member|
|2016||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|2020||To be determined||To be determined|
UEFA Nations League
|UEFA Nations League record|
|2018–19||D||3||To be determined|
In 2005. Kosovo has so far only participated in one international tournament, participated in the KTFF 50th Anniversary Cup, held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cyprus Turkish Football Association, finishing second out of three. Kosovo lost against the host with result 1–0 and won against Sàpmi with result 4–1.
Fixtures and results
- For all past match results of the national team, see single-season articles and the team's results page
|2 September 2018 FIFA WCQ||Croatia||1–0||Kosovo||Zagreb, Croatia|
|20:45 (UTC+1)||Vida 74'||Report (FIFA)
|Stadium: Stadion Maksimir
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (Sweden)
|5 September 2018 FIFA WCQ||Kosovo||0–1||Finland||Shkodër, Albania|
|20:45 (UTC+1)||Report (FIFA)
|Pukki 83'||Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (Austria)
|6 October 2018 FIFA WCQ||Kosovo||0–2||Ukraine||Shkodër, Albania|
|20:45 (UTC+1)||Report (FIFA)
|Paqarada 60' (o.g.)
|Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium
Referee: Craig Pawson (England)
|9 October 2018 FIFA WCQ||Iceland||2–0||Kosovo||Reykjavík, Iceland|
|20:45 (UTC+1)||Sigurðsson 40'
Referee: Harald Lechner (Austria)
|13 November Friendly||Kosovo||4–3||Latvia||Mitrovica, Kosovo|
|19:30 (UTC+1)||Rrahmani 13'
|Stadium: Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari
Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)
|2 February Friendly||Azerbaijan||Canceled||Kosovo||Aksu, Turkey|
|16:00 (UTC+1)||Stadium: Mardan Sports Complex
|24 March Friendly||Kosovo||1–0||Madagascar||Franconville, France|
|19:10 (UTC+1)||Zhegrova 47'||Report||Stadium: Stade Municipal Jean Rolland
Referee: William Lavis (France)
|27 March Friendly||Kosovo||2–0||Burkina Faso||Franconville, France|
|18:00 (UTC+1)||Muriqi 74'
|Report||Stadium: Stade Municipal Jean Rolland
Referee: Faouzi Benchabane (France)
|29 May Friendly||Kosovo||3–0||Albania||Zürich, Switzerland|
|20:00 (UTC+1)||Zeneli 20', 51'
Referee: Alain Bieri (Switzerland)
|3 June Friendly||Kosovo||Canceled||Ivory Coast||Wohlen, Switzerland|
|15:00 (UTC+1)||Stadium: Stadion Niedermatten
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (Switzerland)
Note: The match Kosovo–Ivory Coast was canceled due to the internal problems of Ivory Coast national team.
|3 June Friendly||Kosovo||Canceled||Iran||Istanbul, Turkey|
|15:00 (UTC+1)||Stadium: Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium
Note: The match Kosovo–Iran was canceled due to the Kosovo national team refusing to play behind closed-doors.
|7 September 2018–19 UEFA
|18:00 (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Baku Olympic Stadium
|10 September 2018–19 UEFA
|14 October 2018–19 UEFA
|Faroe Islands||v||Kosovo||Tórshavn, Faroe Islands|
|18:00 (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Tórsvøllur
|17 November 2018–19 UEFA
|Malta||v||Kosovo||Ta' Qali, Malta|
|18:00 (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: National Stadium
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Samir Ujkani (Captain)||5 July 1988||19||0||Çaykur Rizespor|
|12||GK||Bledar Hajdini||19 June 1995||1||0||Llapi|
|16||GK||Faton Maloku||11 June 1991||0||0||Kukësi|
|13||DF||Amir Rrahmani||24 February 1994||14||2||Dinamo Zagreb|
|15||DF||Mërgim Vojvoda||1 February 1995||9||0||Mouscron|
|3||DF||Fidan Aliti||3 October 1993||5||0||Skënderbeu Korçë|
|20||DF||Ardin Dallku||1 November 1994||1||0||Vorskla Poltava|
|17||DF||Jetmir Krasniqi||1 January 1995||1||0||Lugano|
|2||DF||Ardian Ismajli||30 September 1996||1||0||Hajduk Split|
|19||DF||Arbenit Xhemajli||23 April 1998||0||0||Neuchâtel Xamax|
|7||MF||Milot Rashica||28 June 1996||14||0||Werder Bremen|
|23||MF||Bernard Berisha||21 October 1991||13||0||Akhmat Grozny|
|4||MF||Fanol Përdedaj||16 July 1991||12||0||1. FC Saarbrücken|
|8||MF||Besar Halimi||12 December 1994||10||1||Mainz 05|
|10||MF||Arbër Zeneli||25 February 1995||9||2||Heerenveen|
|5||MF||Herolind Shala||2 January 1992||7||0||Lyngby|
|22||MF||Edon Zhegrova||31 March 1999||3||2||Genk|
|24||MF||Gjelbrim Taipi||13 December 1992||2||0||Grasshoppers|
|14||MF||Rron Broja||9 April 1996||0||0||Shkupi|
|6||MF||Dren Feka||9 June 1997||0||0||Luzern|
|18||FW||Vedat Muriqi||24 April 1994||10||2||Çaykur Rizespor|
|21||FW||Atdhe Nuhiu||29 July 1989||10||1||Sheffield Wednesday|
|11||FW||Elba Rashani||9 May 1993||5||3||Odd|
|9||FW||Donis Avdijaj||25 August 1996||3||0||Schalke 04|
The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Visar Bekaj||24 May 1997||1||0||Prishtina||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21|
|GK||Adis Nurković||28 April 1986||1||0||Tuzla City||v. Finland, 5 September 2017|
|DF||Leart Paqarada||10 August 1994||13||1||Sandhausen||v. Burkina Faso, 27 March 2018INJ|
|DF||Alban Pnishi||20 October 1990||8||0||Bnei Sakhnin||v. Burkina Faso, 27 March 2018|
|DF||Lirim Kastrati||2 February 1999||2||0||Roma||v. Burkina Faso, 27 March 2018|
|DF||Armend Thaqi||10 June 1992||1||0||Prishtina||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC|
|DF||Visar Berisha||7 December 1986||0||0||Ballkani||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC|
|DF||Ahmet Haliti||29 September 1988||0||0||Prishtina||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC|
|DF||Ilir Blakqori||1 February 1992||0||0||Llapi||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC|
|DF||Ardian Limani||18 November 1993||0||0||Drita||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC|
|DF||Arbër Potoku||19 April 1994||0||0||Trepça'89||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC|
|DF||Bajram Jashanica||25 July 1990||7||0||Skënderbeu Korçë||v. Latvia, 13 November 2017INJ/DOP|
|MF||Hekuran Kryeziu||12 December 1992||13||0||Zürich||v. Burkina Faso, 27 March 2018|
|MF||Bersant Celina||9 September 1996||10||1||Manchester City||v. Burkina Faso, 27 March 2018INJ|
|MF||Benjamin Kololli||15 May 1992||5||0||Zürich||v. Burkina Faso, 27 March 2018|
|MF||Idriz Voca||15 May 1997||2||0||Luzern||v. Burkina Faso, 27 March 2018|
|MF||Mentor Zhdrella||10 June 1988||2||0||Llapi||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC|
|MF||Xhevdet Shabani||10 October 1986||0||0||Drita||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC|
|MF||Genc Hamiti||21 September 1993||0||0||Drenica||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC|
|MF||Alush Gavazaj||24 March 1995||0||0||Feronikeli||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC|
|MF||Lorik Boshnjaku||7 July 1995||0||0||Prishtina||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC|
|MF||Hamdi Namani||16 October 1995||0||0||Llapi||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC|
|MF||Florent Hasani||30 March 1997||0||0||Diósgyőri||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21|
|MF||Valon Berisha (Vice-captain)||7 February 1993||10||1||Lazio||v. Latvia, 13 November 2017INJ|
|MF||Besar Musolli||28 February 1989||1||0||Kukësi||v. Latvia, 13 November 2017|
|MF||Suad Sahiti||6 February 1995||1||0||AEL||v. Latvia, 13 November 2017|
|MF||Enis Alushi||22 December 1985||10||0||VDV||v. Finland, 5 September 2017|
|FW||Mendurim Hoti||23 February 1996||0||0||Feronikeli||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21|
|FW||Meriton Korenica||15 December 1997||0||0||Prishtina||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21|
|FW||Mirlind Daku||1 January 1998||0||0||Osijek||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21|
|FW||Leotrim Kryeziu||25 January 1999||0||0||Drita||v. Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U19|
|FW||Flamur Kastrati||14 November 1991||4||0||Sandefjord||v. Iceland, 9 October 2017|
|FW||Erton Fejzullahu||9 April 1988||2||0||Kalmar||v. Finland, 5 September 2017|
- CANC = The match Azerbaijan–Kosovo was canceled, because that Azerbaijan and Kosovo will compete in the same group in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League.
- U21 & U19 = Was called up from U21 and U19 squad.
- INJ = Not part of the current squad due to injury.
- DOP = Bajram Jashanica is suspended from competitive football until February 2020, cause has tested positive in anti-doping testing.
Current technical staff
|Head coach||Bernard Challandes|
|Assistant coach(es)|| Ramush Gashi|
|Goalkeeping coach||Ahmet Beselica|
|Team manager||Bajram Shala|
|Technical director||Michael Nees|
|Video analyst||Alexander Carra|
The Kosovo kit has been mostly red and black before declaration of independence with few changes throughout the years and after the independence the kits are mostly blue and yellow. On 5 October 2016, Kosovo signed with Spanish sportswear company Kelme to a four-year contract and was the first official kit suppliers of Kosovo after membership in UEFA and FIFA. On 16 June 2018, Kosovo signed with Swiss sportswear company Fourteen to a four-year contract and becomes the current kit suppliers of Kosovo.
|Kit provider||Period||In matches against|
|Puma||2014||Turkey and Senegal|
|Umbro||2015||Equatorial Guinea and Albania|
- As of 13 November 2017
|Kosovo national football team home stadiums|
|Image||Stadium||Capacity||Location||First match||Last match||Ref|
|6||Fadil Vokrri Stadium||13,500||Pristina, Kosovo||v. Albania, 7 September 2002||v. Albania, 13 November 2015|||
|5||Loro Boriçi Stadium||16,000||Shkodër, Albania||v. Croatia, 6 October 2016||v. Ukraine, 6 October 2017||[a]|
|3||Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari||18,500||Mitrovica, Kosovo||v. Haiti, 5 March 2014||v. Latvia, 13 November 2017|||
Below are two lists of the top 11 players with the most caps and goals for Kosovo.
Players in bold are still active at international level.
Most capped players
- As of 29 May 2018
- As of 29 May 2018
Head-to-head records against other countries
- As of 29 May 2018
Head-to-head records are included only matches from 2014, until now.
|Burkina Faso||1||1||0||0||2||0||+2||H2H results|
|Equatorial Guinea||1||1||0||0||2||0||+2||H2H results|
|Faroe Islands||1||1||0||0||2||0||+2||H2H results|
|14 Countries||21||7||3||11||22||38||−18||All H2H results|
Notes and references
- Dryomin, Mark; Tabeira, Martin; Lozano, Carles; Jeffree, Iain (2 June 2016). "FIFA Country Codes". rsssf.com. RSSSF.
- "Football Federation of Kosovo joins UEFA". UEFA. 3 May 2016.
- "Zyrtare: Kosova pranohet në FIFA, jemi të barabartë me të gjitha vendet e botës" [Official: Kosovo is admitted to FIFA, we are equal to all countries in the world] (in Albanian). Telegrafi. 13 May 2016.
- "Albania 3:1 Kosova". RSSSF. 14 February 1993.
- "Friendly match/Kosovo defeated Monaco by a score of 7-1". AlbaniaSoccer. 22 April 2006. Archived from the original on 22 May 2006.
- "Kosova 0:1 Albania". RSSSF. 7 September 2002.
- "Fitore historike kunder Arabise - Nushi "sheiku" i Kosovës" [Historic win against Arabia - Nushi "sheik" of Kosovo]. Futbolli.com (in Albanian). 7 September 2002. Archived from the original on 30 November 2007.
Emri i Kristian Nushit pa dyshim do të hyjë në historinë e futbollit kosovarë. Në realitet, futbollisti i deritashëm i skuadrës zvicerane, Vill, ka shënuar golin e fitores në minutën e 84-të në ndeshjen miqësore ndërkombëtare ndaj Arabisë Saudite qe perfundoi me rezultatin e ngushte 1:0. Nushi u tregua i saktë nga pika e bardhë, pasi më parë mbrojtësit sauditë rrëzuan brenda zonës Ismet Ramushin dhe gjyqtari pa u hamendur tregoi në pikën e bardhë
- "Miqesore/Kosove - Shqipëri 2-3" [Friendly/Kosovo - Albania 2-3]. AlbaniaSoccer (in Albanian). 17 February 2010.
- "FIFA's finances solid". FIFA. 24 October 2008. Archived from the original on 29 October 2008.
An application for affiliation from the Kosovo football association was deemed not to comply with art. 10 of the FIFA Statutes, which stipulates that only "an independent state recognised by the international community" may be admitted. In accordance with the Statutes, Kosovo cannot play any friendly matches
- "FIFA ExCo makes reform progress and Audit and Compliance Committee appointment". Media Release. FIFA. 22 May 2012.
- "Shaqiri, Xhaka, Cana&Co., deklaratë për Kosovën në FIFA" [Shaqiri, Xhaka, Cana&Co., statement for Kosovo in FIFA]. GazetaShqip (in Albanian). 20 September 2012.
- "Cana, Šaćiri, Džaka i Behrami pisali Blateru zbog Kosova" [Cana, Shaqiri, Xhaka dhe Behrami wrote to Blater about Kosovo] (in Serbian). Sportski žurnal. 21 September 2012.
- "Vokri: FIFA i UEFA imaju dvostruke standarde" [Vokrri: FIFA and UEFA have double standards] (in Serbian). Sportski žurnal. 4 October 2012.
- "FIFA Circular no.1342" (PDF). FIFA.com. 6 February 2013.
- "Kosova e dha provimin, barazoi pa gola me Haitin" [Kosovo passed the exam, draw without goals with Haiti] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 5 March 2014.
- "Kosovo footballers draw with Haiti in Mitrovica debut". BBC News. 5 March 2014.
- "Kosovo national team cause a stir by posing with guns before first ever international fixture". The Independent. 7 March 2014.
- "KM: Zapaljena zastava Srbije" [KM: Burned flag of Serbia] (in Serbian). B92. 5 March 2014.
- "FSS traži opoziv FIFA za Kosovo" [FAS seeking revocation of FIFA for Kosovo] (in Serbian). B92. 6 March 2014.
- "Kosovo accepted as member of Uefa after Congress vote". The Guardian. 3 May 2016.
- "Kosovo and Gibraltar assigned to 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying groups". UEFA. 9 June 2016.
- "Kosova në Grupin I për kualifikimet e Botërorit 2018" [Kosovo in Group I for 2018 World Cup qualifiers] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 9 June 2016.
- "Debutim fantastik i Kosovës, baras me Finlandën" [Fantastic debut of Kosovo, draw with Finland] (in Albanian). Bota Sot. 5 September 2016.
- "TR Northern Cyprus - 50 Years Anniversary Cup 2005". RSSSF. 4 November 2005.
- "Ndeshja Kroaci–Kosovë u ndërpre për shkak të shiut" [The match Croatia-Kosovo was halted due to rain] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 2 September 2017.
- "Croatia v Kosovo qualifier to resume on Sunday". UEFA. 3 September 2017.
- "Friendly match canceled". Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan. 25 January 2018.
According to the results of the UEFA Nations League’s draws held in Lausanne, Switzerland today, it was defined that Azerbaijan and Kosovo national teams will compete in the same group. Thereby the match planned to be held between these teams in Antalya, Turkey on February 2 was canceled. The both football federations’ officials met after the draw ceremony and reached a mutual agreement in this regard
- "Anulohet përballja Kosovë – Bregu i Fildishtë, zëvendësohet me Kongon ose Moldavinë" [Canceled the match Kosovo – Ivory Coast, replaced with Congo or Moldova] (in Albanian). Koha Ditore. 27 May 2018.
Lajmin e ka konfirmuar për Kohën Ditore, Federata e Futbollit të Kosovës që ka thënë se anulimi është bërë për shkak të problemeve të brendshme të Bregut të Fildishtë
- "FFK-ja sqaron opinionin për ndeshjen miqësore me Iranin" [FFK clarifies the opinion for the friendly match with Iran] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 31 May 2018.
Pas dështimit të ndeshjes me Bregun e Fildishtë, FFK-ja kishte kërkuar një tjetër kundërshtar dhe si opsion kishte Moldavinë, Kongon dhe Iranin. Ndonëse me Iranin kishte një pajtueshmëri që ndeshja të zhvillohet në Stamboll, në fund kushtet që u parashtruan nuk ishin të akceptueshme për FFK-në. Në fakt, kërkesa ishte që ndeshja të zhhvillohet pa shikues. FFK-ja mendon se kjo nuk i kontribuon afirmimit dhe fundja futbolli luhet për shikues, ndaj edhe morëm vendim ta anulojmë këtë ndeshje. Kombëtarja e Kosovës do të kthehet në Kosovë të shtunën më 2 qershor
- "Lista e futbollistëve të ftuar për miqësoret me Shqipërinë dhe Bregun e Fildishtë" [List of invited footballers for the friendlies with Albania and Ivory Coast] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 23 May 2018.
Initially, Bernard Challandes published the list of invited footballers for the friendlies with Albania and Ivory Coast, but the match against Ivory Coast was canceled. The canceled match was replaced with Iran that was also canceled
- "Albania (0–3) Kosovo". eu-football.info. 29 May 2018.
- "Tjetër goditje e rëndë për Skënderbeun, Jashanica dënohet 2 vite" [Another heavy blow for Skënderbeu, Jashanica is sentenced 2 year] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 5 April 2018.
- "Nënshkruhet marrëveshja mes FFK-së dhe 'Kelme' për fanellat e Përfaqësueses së Kosovës (Foto/Video)" [Signed the agreement between FFK and 'Kelme' for kits of Kosovo national football team (Photo/Video)] (in Albanian). Telegrafi. 5 October 2016.
- "FFK-ja promovoi logon e re dhe sponsorin e ri teknik" [FFK promoted the new logo and new technical sponsor] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 16 June 2018.
- "Zbulohen fanellat e reja të Kosovës për Ligën e Kombeve dhe logo e re e FFK-së" [Revealed the new jersey of Kosovo for the Nations League and the new logo of FFK] (in Albanian). Telegrafi. 16 June 2018.
- "Stadiumi i Qytetit, Pristina". EU-football.
Only matches from 2014 are included
- "Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkodër". EU-football.
- "Stadiumi Olimpik Adem Jashari, Mitrovica". EU-football.
- "Kosovo international footballers of all-time". eu-football.info.
- "Kosovo national football team goalscorers of all-time". eu-football.info.
- "Këto janë 11 stadiumet e Superligës dhe asnjëri nuk i plotëson kushtet (Foto)" [These are the 11 Superleague stadiums and none meet the conditions (Photo)] (in Albanian). Telegrafi. 3 May 2016.
- "Loro Boriçi, shtëpia e përkohshme e Kosovës" [Loro Boriçi, the temporary home of Kosovo] (in Albanian). Radio Television of Kosovo. 28 June 2016.
- "Loro Boriçi, i rilindur gati për kolaudim (Foto)" [Loro Boriçi, reborn ready for test (Photo)]. Facebook (in Albanian). Edi Rama. 11 August 2016.