Kosovo national football team

The Kosovo national football team (Albanian: Kombëtarja 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.

Kosovo
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Dardanët (Dardanians)
AssociationFederata e Futbollit e Kosovës (FFK)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachBernard Challandes
CaptainAmir Rrahmani
Most capsAmir Rrahmani (29)
Top scorerVedat Muriqi (8)
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeKVX[1]
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 115 Steady (19 December 2019)[2]
Highest114 (October 2019[3])
Lowest190 (July–August 2016[3])
Elo ranking
Current 66 Increase 18 (25 November 2019)[4]
Highest62 (October 2019[4])
Lowest122 (June–July 2014)
First international
Biggest win
Biggest defeat
 Kosovo 0–6 Croatia 
(Shkodër, Albania; 6 October 2016)

History

Pre-independence

Yugoslavian era

Yugoslav squads at international competitions often included players from Kosovo, such as Fadil Vokrri and Stevan Stojanović. Three other footballers from Kosovo, Fahrudin Jusufi, Milutin Šoškić and Vladimir Durković, were part of the Yugoslav 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 first unofficial Kosovo national 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.[5]

After Kosovo War

"I am very pleased with the team's performance even though we had predicted a stronger opponent. However, I want to emphasize that our players have been fantastic. The fact that we do not play many international matches may have inspired the players to give it their all this time."

—Opinion of the then coach Muharrem Sahiti after the match against Monaco.[6]

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.[7]

One of the most important international matches was a 1–0 win over Saudi Arabia played on 15 June 2007. It was the first time that Kosovo played against 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.[8] On 22 April 2006, Kosovo achieved their biggest win, defeating Monaco 7–1. If one included matches played before Kosovo became a FIFA member, this scoreline is their best result yet.[9]

After independence

First match

On 17 February 2010, for the first time since the declaration of independence Kosovo played a friendly match against Albania and the match ended with a 2–3 home defeat. The starting line-up of that match was Anel Rashkaj, Dukagjin Gashi, Enis Zabërgja, Fisnik Papuçi, Ilir Nallbani, Kushtrim Mushica, Liridon Kukaj, Robert Gjeraj, Shpëtim Hasani and Yll Hoxha. This match had a charity character due the profits gathered from this meeting went to those affected by floods in Shkodër.[10]

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.[11] On 22 May 2012. FIFA reversed that decision stating that Kosovo may play other countries in international friendlies according to Article 79 of the FIFA Statutes.[12]

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, 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.[13] 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.[14][15]

Permitting by FIFA to play friendlies
Kosovo starting line-up in first international friendly against Haiti
(4–3–3)[16][17]

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.[18]

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.[19][20] Before the match, some players of Kosovo posed with guns at a shooting range, causing a stir in Serbia.[21] On the eve of the match, supporters of Kosovo burned the flag of Serbia.[22] This incident prompted the Football Association of Serbia to request that FIFA revoke Kosovo's right to play international friendlies.[23]

After the match against Haiti, five more games were held with Turkey, Senegal, Oman, Equatorial Guinea and in the end with Albania. The first win in these friendlies was against Oman with a 1–0 home minimal win,[24] while the biggest defeat that was simultaneously also the first defeat was a 1–6 home defeat against Turkey that was playing with players that were the majority from Turkish championship.[25]

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.[26] On 3 May 2016, at the Ordinary Congress. Kosovo were accepted into UEFA after members voted 28–24 in favor of Kosovo.[27][28]

On 13 May 2016, Kosovo was accepted in FIFA during their 66th congress in Mexico with 141 votes in favour and 23 against.[29]

FIFA ranking history

As of 24 October 2019[3]
Year Rank Pld W D L Win % Ranking Move
Best Worst Best (+) Worst (−)
2020 115 1 0 0 1 000.00
2019 114 10 3 4 3 030.00
2018 131 9 7 2 0 077.78 131 178 24 (August) 1 (January)
2017 177 7 1 0 6 014.29 164 184 9 (November) 6 (April)
2016 165 5 1 1 3 020.00 164 190 22 (September) 1 (November)

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

On 9 June 2016, the UEFA Emergency Panel decided that Kosovo would join Croatia, Finland, Iceland, Turkey and Ukraine in the Group I; and also decided that Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia should not play against Kosovo for security reasons.[30][31] On 5 September 2016, Kosovo made its debut in the FIFA World Cup qualifications with a 1–1 away draw against Finland, with Kosovo's equalizing goal being scored by the newcomer Valon Berisha from a penalty-kick in the 60th minute.[32]

FIFA World Cup record Qualifications record
Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad Year Pos Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 to   2006 Part of   Yugoslavia and   Serbia and Montenegro
  2010 to   2014 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member
  2018 Did not qualify   2018 6th 10 0 1 9 3 24
  2022 To be determined To be determined
    2026
Total 0/23 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 1/22 10 0 1 9 3 24

UEFA European Championship

On 2 December 2018, in Dublin, it was decided that Kosovo should be part in Group A of the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying, together with Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England and Montenegro.[33] On 25 March 2019, Kosovo made their debut on UEFA European Championship qualifying with a 1–1 home draw against Bulgaria and the draw goal was scored by Arbër Zeneli on the 61st minute.[34] On 11 June 2019, Kosovo won their first ever qualifying match for a major tournament by defeating Bulgaria 3–2.

UEFA European Championship record Qualifications record
Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad Year Pos Pld W D L GF GA
  1960 to   2004 Part of   Yugoslavia and   Serbia and Montenegro
   2008 to    2012 Not a UEFA member Not a UEFA member
  2016 Did not enter Did not enter
  2020 Qualifications in progress   2020 3rd 8 3 2 3 13 16
  2024 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/17 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 1/17 8 3 2 3 13 16

UEFA Nations League

On 24 January 2018, in Lausanne, it was decided that Kosovo should be part of League D in Group 3 of the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League, together with Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands and Malta.[35][36] On 7 September 2018, Kosovo made their debut in the UEFA Nations League with a 0–0 away draw against Azerbaijan.[37] On 10 September 2018, Kosovo achieved their first win in the UEFA Nations League, which was also the team's first-ever competitive win, a 2–0 home win against the Faroe Islands.[38] Kosovo finished the league unbeaten (with four wins and two draws) and will be promoted to the next tier (C league) for the next edition.

UEFA Nations League record
Season Division Group Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA P/R
2018–19 D 3 Group stage 1st 6 4 2 0 15 2  
2020–21 C To be determined  
Total Best: Group stage 1/2 6 4 2 0 16 2

Non-FIFA Tournament

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.[39]

Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad
  2005 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 4 2 Squad
Total 1/1 2 1 0 1 4 2

Fixtures and results

For all past match results of the national team, see single-season articles and the team's results page

2019

2020

Players

Current squad

The following players have been called up for the friendly match against   Sweden, on 12 January 2020.[40]
All caps and goals as of 12 January 2020 after the match against   Sweden.[41]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Visar Bekaj (1997-05-24) 24 May 1997 (age 22) 2 0   Prishtina
12 1GK Florjan Smakiqi (1998-08-10) 10 August 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Feronikeli

3 2DF Fidan Aliti (Captain) (1993-10-03) 3 October 1993 (age 26) 21 0   Kalmar
4 2DF Lirim Kastrati (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 20) 3 0   Bologna
2 2DF Armend Thaqi (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 27) 2 0   Prishtina
13 2DF Lapidar Lladrovci (1990-12-15) 15 December 1990 (age 29) 1 0   Feronikeli
14 2DF Leotrim Bekteshi (1992-04-21) 21 April 1992 (age 27) 1 0   Prishtina
23 2DF Edison Kqiku (1999-01-16) 16 January 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Gjilani
24 2DF Leard Sadriu (2001-04-22) 22 April 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Shkëndija

5 3MF Herolind Shala (Vice-captain) (1992-01-02) 2 January 1992 (age 28) 17 0   Vålerenga
6 3MF Anel Rashkaj (3rd captain) (1989-08-19) 19 August 1989 (age 30) 11 0 Unattached
7 3MF Zymer Bytyqi (1996-09-11) 11 September 1996 (age 23) 2 0   Viking
10 3MF Ylldren Ibrahimaj (1995-12-24) 24 December 1995 (age 24) 1 0   Viking
20 3MF Rron Broja (1996-04-09) 9 April 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Partizani Tirana
8 3MF Florian Loshaj (1996-08-13) 13 August 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Cracovia
18 3MF Blendi Baftiu (1998-02-17) 17 February 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Ballkani
15 3MF Valmir Veliu (2000-06-04) 4 June 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Llapi
22 3MF Ismet Lushaku (2000-09-22) 22 September 2000 (age 19) 1 0   AFC Eskilstuna
19 3MF Albert Dabiqaj (1996-07-10) 10 July 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Feronikeli
25 3MF Albin Krasniqi (2001-06-03) 3 June 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Drita

11 4FW Elba Rashani (1993-05-09) 9 May 1993 (age 26) 12 4   Odd
9 4FW Flamur Kastrati (1994-11-14) 14 November 1994 (age 25) 5 0   Kristiansund
16 4FW Jetmir Topalli (1998-02-07) 7 February 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Ballkani
21 4FW Arbër Hoxha (1998-10-06) 6 October 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Ballkani
17 4FW Arb Manaj (1998-07-23) 23 July 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Trepça'89

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months and are still available for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Betim Halimi (1996-02-28) 28 February 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Olimpik Donetsk v.   Sweden, 12 January 2020INJ
GK Samir Ujkani (1988-07-05) 5 July 1988 (age 31) 26 0   Torino v.   England, 17 November 2019
GK Arijanet Muric (1998-11-07) 7 November 1998 (age 21) 10 0   Nottingham Forest v.   England, 17 November 2019

DF Amir Rrahmani (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 25) 29 5   Hellas Verona v.   England, 17 November 2019
DF Mërgim Vojvoda (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 24) 24 1   Standard Liège v.   England, 17 November 2019
DF Leart Paqarada (1994-08-10) 10 August 1994 (age 25) 19 1   Sandhausen v.   England, 17 November 2019
DF Florent Hadergjonaj (1994-07-31) 31 July 1994 (age 25) 7 0   Huddersfield Town v.   England, 17 November 2019
DF Ibrahim Drešević (1997-01-24) 24 January 1997 (age 23) 2 0   Heerenveen v.   England, 17 November 2019
DF Arbenit Xhemajli (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Neuchâtel Xamax v.   England, 17 November 2019
DF Mirlind Kryeziu (1997-01-26) 26 January 1997 (age 23) 0 0   Zürich v.   England, 10 September 2019INJ

MF Milot Rashica (1996-06-28) 28 June 1996 (age 23) 27 4   Werder Bremen v.   England, 17 November 2019
MF Besar Halimi (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 25) 23 1   Sandhausen v.   England, 17 November 2019
MF Valon Berisha (1993-02-07) 7 February 1993 (age 26) 20 3   Lazio v.   England, 17 November 2019
MF Bersant Celina (1996-09-09) 9 September 1996 (age 23) 20 2   Swansea City v.   England, 17 November 2019
MF Edon Zhegrova (1999-03-31) 31 March 1999 (age 20) 17 2   Basel v.   England, 17 November 2019
MF Benjamin Kololli (1992-05-15) 15 May 1992 (age 27) 16 3   Zürich v.   England, 17 November 2019
MF Idriz Voca (1997-05-15) 15 May 1997 (age 22) 10 0   Luzern v.   England, 17 November 2019
MF Florent Hasani (1997-03-30) 30 March 1997 (age 22) 3 1   Diósgyőri v.   England, 17 November 2019
MF Florent Muslija (1998-07-06) 6 July 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Hannover 96 v.   England, 17 November 2019
MF Bernard Berisha (1991-10-21) 21 October 1991 (age 28) 16 0   Akhmat Grozny v.   Montenegro, 14 October 2019INJ
MF Arbër Zeneli (1995-02-25) 25 February 1995 (age 24) 18 7   Reims v.   Bulgaria, 10 June 2019INJ
MF Hekuran Kryeziu (1992-12-12) 12 December 1992 (age 27) 19 0   Zürich v.   Bulgaria, 25 March 2019INJ

FW Atdhe Nuhiu (1989-07-29) 29 July 1989 (age 30) 17 3   Sheffield Wednesday v.   England, 17 November 2019
FW Vedat Muriqi (1994-04-24) 24 April 1994 (age 25) 23 8   Fenerbahçe v.   Czech Republic, 14 November 2019INJ
FW Lirim Kastrati (1999-01-16) 16 January 1999 (age 21) 3 0   Lokomotiva v.   Montenegro, 14 October 2019U21
FW Shkelqim Demhasaj (1996-04-19) 19 April 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Luzern v.   Bulgaria, 10 June 2019
FW Festim Alidema (1997-10-05) 5 October 1997 (age 22) 0 0   Slaven Belupo v.   Montenegro, 7 June 2019PRE
Notes
  • INJ = Not part of the current squad due to injury.
  • U21 = Was called up from national U21 squad.
  • PRE = Preliminary squad.

Personnel

 
Bernard Challandes, the current manager of the Kosovo national football team.

Current technical staff

Position Name
Head coach   Bernard Challandes
Assistant coach(es)
  Ramush Gashi
  Muharrem Sahiti
  Genc Hoxha
Fitness coach   Thomas Richard
Goalkeeping coach   Ahmet Beselica
Physiotherapist(s)
  Ismet Shalaj
  Zheralldin Durguti
Doctor   Murat Berisha
Device manager   Sahit Salihi
Team manager   Bajram Shala
Technical director   Michael Nees
Video analyst   Alexander Carra

Kit suppliers

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.[42] On 16 June 2018, Kosovo signed with Swiss sportswear company Fourteen to a four-year contract and becomes the current kit suppliers of Kosovo.[43][44]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kosovo kit in the first
competitive match
against Finland in
September 2016.
Kit provider Period In matches against
  Legea 2014   Haiti
  Puma 2014   Turkey and   Senegal
  Legea 2014   Oman
  Umbro 2015   Equatorial Guinea and   Albania
  Puma 2016   Faroe Islands
  Kelme 2016–2018 N/A
  Fourteen 2018–present

Stadiums

On 12 July 2019, it was announced that a stadium will be built with a capacity of 30,000 seats.[45][46]

As of 17 November 2019
Kosovo national football team home stadiums
Nr. of
matches
Image Stadium Capacity Location First match Last match Ref
9   Fadil Vokrri Stadium 13,500 Pristina, Kosovo v.   Albania, 7 September 2002 v.   England, 17 November 2019 [47]
5   Loro Boriçi Stadium 16,000 Shkodër, Albania v.   Croatia, 6 October 2016 v.   Ukraine, 6 October 2017 [b][48]
3   Adem Jashari Olympic Stadium 18,500 Mitrovica, Kosovo v.   Haiti, 5 March 2014 v.   Latvia, 13 November 2017 [49]

Records

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 12 January 2020[50]
 
Milot Rashica is the second most capped player in the history of Kosovo with 27 caps.
Rank Position Name Career Caps Goals
1 DF Amir Rrahmani 2014– 29 5
2 MF Milot Rashica 2016– 27 4
3 GK Samir Ujkani 2014– 26 0
4 DF Mërgim Vojvoda 2017– 24 1
5 FW Vedat Muriqi 2016– 23 8
MF Besar Halimi 2015– 23 1
7 DF Fidan Aliti 2017– 21 0
8 MF Valon Berisha 2016– 20 3
MF Bersant Celina 2014– 20 2
10 DF Leart Paqarada 2014– 19 1
MF Hekuran Kryeziu 2015– 19 0

Top goalscorers

As of 12 January 2020[51]
 
Vedat Muriqi is the top scorer in the history of Kosovo with 8 goals.
Rank Position Name Career Goals Caps Average
1 FW Vedat Muriqi 2016– 8 23 0.35
2 MF Arbër Zeneli 2016– 7 18 0.39
3 DF Amir Rrahmani 2014– 5 29 0.17
4 MF Milot Rashica 2016– 4 27 0.15
FW Elba Rashani 2015– 4 12 0.33
6 MF Valon Berisha 2016– 3 20 0.15
FW Atdhe Nuhiu 2017– 3 17 0.18
MF Benjamin Kololli 2016– 3 16 0.19
FW Albert Bunjaku 2014–2016 3 6 0.5
10 MF Bersant Celina 2014– 2 20 0.1
MF Edon Zhegrova 2018– 2 17 0.12

Captains

As of 12 January 2020[52]
Samir Ujkani (left) is the current captain of Kosovo and Anel Rashkaj (right) is the first captain who led Kosovo in the first international friendly against Haiti.
Rank Position Name Period Caps
As captain Total As captain Total
1 GK Samir Ujkani 2015– 2014– 23 26
2 DF Amir Rrahmani 2019– 2014– 7 29
3 MF Anel Rashkaj 2014 2014– 3 10
4 DF Fidan Aliti 2020– 2017– 1 21
MF Hekuran Kryeziu 2019– 2015– 1 19
MF Herolind Shala 2019– 2016– 1 16
MF Valon Berisha 2018– 2016– 1 20
MF Enis Alushi 2014 2014–2017 1 10
MF Besnik Hasi 2007 2007 1 1
MF Genc Hoxha 1993 1993 1 1

Head-to-head records against other countries

As of 12 January 2019[53]
Opponent Pld W D L GF GA GD Win % Reference
  Albania 5 1 1 3 8 9 −1 020.00 H2H results
  Azerbaijan 2 1 1 0 4 0 +4 050.00 H2H results
  Bulgaria 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 050.00 H2H results
  Burkina Faso 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.00 H2H results
  Croatia 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 000.00 H2H results
  Czech Republic 2 1 0 1 3 3 +0 050.00 H2H results
  Denmark 1 0 1 0 2 2 +0 000.00 H2H results
  England 2 0 0 2 3 9 −6 000.00 H2H results
  Equatorial Guinea 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.00 H2H results
  Faroe Islands 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 066.67 H2H results
  Finland 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 000.00 H2H results
  Gibraltar 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00 H2H results
  Haiti 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 000.00 H2H results
  Iceland 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 000.00 H2H results
  Latvia 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 100.00 H2H results
  Madagascar 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00 H2H results
  Malta 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 100.00 H2H results
  Monaco 1 1 0 0 7 1 +6 100.00 N/A
  Montenegro 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 050.00 H2H results
  Northern Cyprus 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 000.00 N/A
  Oman 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00 H2H results
  Sápmi 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 100.00 N/A
  Saudi Arabia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
  Senegal 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 000.00 H2H results
  Sweden 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 000.00 H2H results
  Turkey 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 000.00 H2H results
  Ukraine 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5 000.00 H2H results
27 Countries 45 18 8 19 68 69 −1 040.00 All H2H results

See also

Men's
Women's

Notes and references

Notes

  1. ^ The Montenegro v Kosovo match was played behind closed doors due to of a sanction imposed on Montenegro after charges for racist behaviour in their home match against England.[54]
  2. ^ After stadiums in Mitrovica and Pristina were under renovation and do not meet UEFA standards.[55] Kosovo played the qualifying matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Loro Boriçi Stadium (Albanian: Stadiumi Loro Boriçi), a multi-use stadium in Shkodër, Albania.[56][57]

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