Kosovo national football team
The Kosovo national football team (Albanian: Kombëtarja e futbollit e 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.
|Association||Federata e Futbollit e Kosovës (FFK)|
|Head coach||Bernard Challandes|
|Most caps||Samir Ujkani (25)|
|Top scorer||Arbër Zeneli (7)|
|Current||127 3 (4 April 2019)|
|Highest||127 (4 April 2019–present)|
|Lowest||190 (July–August 2016)|
|Current||80 27 (27 March 2019)|
|Highest||79 (24 March 2019)|
|Lowest||122 (June–July 2014)|
Albania 3–1 Kosovo
(Tirana, Albania; 14 February 1993)
Permitted by FIFA
Kosovo 0–0 Haiti
(Mitrovica, Kosovo; 5 March 2014)
As FIFA member
Kosovo 2–0 Faroe Islands
(Frankfurt, Germany; 3 June 2016)
Kosovo 7–1 Monaco
(Cap d'Ail, France; 22 April 2006)
As FIFA member
Malta 0–5 Kosovo
(Ta' Qali, Malta; 17 November 2018)
| Kosovo 0–6 Croatia |
(Shkodër, Albania; 6 October 2016)
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.
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.
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. On 22 April 2006, Kosovo takes the 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, for 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 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 profits gathered from this meeting will go to those affected by floods in Shkodër.
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, 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.
Permitting by FIFA to play friendlies
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.
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, 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.
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 ranking history
- As of 7 February 2019
|Best||Worst||Best (+)||Worst (−)|
|2018||131||9||7||2||0||77.78||131||178||24 (August)||1 (January)|
|2017||177||7||1||0||6||14.29||164||184||9 (November)||6 (April)|
|2016||165||5||1||1||3||20.00||164||190||22 (September)||1 (November)|
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 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 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|
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. 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.
|UEFA European Championship record||Qualifications record|
|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||1||0||1||0||1||1|
|2024||To be determined||To be determined|
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. On 7 September 2018, Kosovo made his debut on UEFA Nations League with a 0–0 away draw against Azerbaijan. On 10 September 2018, Kosovo takes the first win in UEFA Nations League that was simultaneously also the first-ever competitive win was a 2–0 home win against Faroe Islands.
|UEFA Nations League record|
|2020–21||C||—||To be determined||N/A|
|Total||Best: Group stage||1/2||6||4||2||0||16||2||—|
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
|29 May Friendly||Kosovo||3–0||Albania||Zürich, Switzerland|
|20:00 (UTC+1)||Zeneli 20', 51'
Referee: Alain Bieri (Switzerland)
|3 June Friendly||Kosovo||Cancelled||Ivory Coast||Wohlen, Switzerland|
|15:00 (UTC+1)||Stadium: Stadion Niedermatten|
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (Switzerland)
|Note: The match Kosovo–Ivory Coast was cancelled due to the internal problems of Ivory Coast national team.|
|3 June Friendly||Kosovo||Cancelled||Iran||Istanbul, Turkey|
|15:00 (UTC+1)||Stadium: Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium|
|Note: The match Kosovo–Iran was cancelled 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|
Referee: Ola Hobber Nilsen (Norway)
|10 September 2018–19 UEFA|
|Kosovo||2–0||Faroe Islands||Pristina, Kosovo|
|20:45 (UTC+1)||Zeneli 50'
|Report||Stadium: Fadil Vokrri Stadium|
Referee: Bart Vertenten (Belgium)
|11 October 2018–19 UEFA|
|20:45 (UTC+1)||Kololli 30', 81'
|Report||Agius 51'||Stadium: Fadil Vokrri Stadium|
Referee: Tamás Bognár (Hungary)
|14 October 2018–19 UEFA|
|Faroe Islands||1–1||Kosovo||Tórshavn, Faroe Islands|
|18:00 (UTC+1)||Joensen 50'||Report||Rashica 9'||Stadium: Tórsvøllur|
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (Czech Republic)
|17 November 2018–19 UEFA|
|Malta||0–5||Kosovo||Ta' Qali, Malta|
|18:00 (UTC+1)||Report||Muriqi 15'
Avdijaj 78', 80'
|Stadium: National Stadium|
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)
|20 November 2018–19 UEFA|
|20:45 (UTC+1)||Zeneli 2', 50', 76'
|Report||Stadium: Fadil Vokrri Stadium|
Referee: Benoît Millot (France)
|21 March Friendly||Kosovo||2–2||Denmark||Pristina, Kosovo|
|19:00 (UTC+1)||Rrahmani 42'
|Report||Eriksen 63' (pen.)
|Stadium: Fadil Vokrri Stadium|
Referee: Ali Palabıyık (Turkey)
|25 March UEFA Euro 2020|
|20:45 (UTC+1)||Zeneli 61'||Report||Bozhikov 39'||Stadium: Fadil Vokrri Stadium|
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (Lithuania)
|7 June UEFA Euro 2020|
|20:45 (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Podgorica City Stadium|
|10 June UEFA Euro 2020|
|20:45 (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium|
|7 September UEFA Euro 2020|
|Kosovo||v||Czech Republic||Pristina, Kosovo|
|20:45 (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Fadil Vokrri Stadium|
|10 September UEFA Euro 2020|
|20:45 (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: St Mary's Stadium|
|14 October UEFA Euro 2020|
|20:45 (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Fadil Vokrri Stadium|
|14 November UEFA Euro 2020|
|Czech Republic||v||Kosovo||Prague, Czech Republic|
The following players have been called up for the friendly match against Denmark and UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match against Bulgaria, on 21 and 25 March 2019. All caps and goals as of 25 March 2019 after match against Bulgaria.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Samir Ujkani (Captain)||5 July 1988||25||0||Çaykur Rizespor|
|12||GK||Arijanet Muric||7 November 1998||3||0||Manchester City|
|16||GK||Visar Bekaj||24 May 1997||1||0||Prishtina|
|13||DF||Amir Rrahmani||24 February 1994||22||4||Dinamo Zagreb|
|15||DF||Mërgim Vojvoda||1 February 1995||17||0||Mouscron|
|19||DF||Leart Paqarada||10 August 1994||16||1||Sandhausen|
|3||DF||Fidan Aliti||3 October 1993||13||0||Kalmar|
|20||DF||Mirlind Kryeziu||26 January 1997||0||0||Zürich|
|2||DF||Arbenit Xhemajli||23 April 1998||0||0||Neuchâtel Xamax|
|7||MF||Milot Rashica||28 June 1996||22||2||Werder Bremen|
|6||MF||Hekuran Kryeziu (Vice-captain)||12 December 1992||19||0||Zürich|
|10||MF||Arbër Zeneli||25 February 1995||17||7||Reims|
|8||MF||Besar Halimi||12 December 1994||17||1||Brøndby|
|23||MF||Bernard Berisha||21 October 1991||14||0||Akhmat Grozny|
|5||MF||Herolind Shala (3rd captain)||2 January 1992||15||0||Vålerenga|
|9||MF||Bersant Celina||9 September 1996||13||2||Swansea City|
|17||MF||Benjamin Kololli||15 May 1992||10||3||Zürich|
|22||MF||Edon Zhegrova||31 March 1999||10||2||Basel|
|4||MF||Idriz Voca||15 May 1997||5||0||Luzern|
|14||MF||Florent Hasani||30 March 1997||0||0||Diósgyőri|
|18||FW||Vedat Muriqi||24 April 1994||18||4||Çaykur Rizespor|
|21||FW||Atdhe Nuhiu||29 July 1989||14||2||Sheffield Wednesday|
|11||FW||Lirim Kastrati||16 January 1999||2||0||Lokomotiva|
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||Faton Maloku||11 June 1991||0||0||Kukësi||v. Faroe Islands, 14 October 2018|
|GK||Bledar Hajdini||19 June 1995||1||0||Ballkani||v. Albania, 29 May 2018INJ|
|DF||Ardin Dallku||1 November 1994||2||0||Vorskla Poltava||v. Faroe Islands, 14 October 2018|
|DF||Jetmir Krasniqi||1 January 1995||1||0||Voluntari||v. Faroe Islands, 10 September 2018|
|MF||Valon Berisha||7 February 1993||14||1||Lazio||v. Denmark, 21 March 2019INJ|
|MF||Fanol Përdedaj||16 July 1991||12||0||1. FC Saarbrücken||v. Albania, 29 May 2018|
|MF||Gjelbrim Taipi||13 December 1992||2||0||Grasshoppers||v. Albania, 29 May 2018|
|MF||Rron Broja||9 April 1996||0||0||Shkupi||v. Albania, 29 May 2018U21|
|MF||Dren Feka||9 June 1997||0||0||Luzern||v. Albania, 29 May 2018U21|
|FW||Donis Avdijaj||25 August 1996||6||2||Unattached||v. Azerbaijan, 20 November 2018|
|FW||Shkelqim Demhasaj||19 April 1996||1||0||Luzern||v. Azerbaijan, 20 November 2018|
|FW||Elba Rashani||9 May 1993||5||3||Odd||v. Faroe Islands, 14 October 2018|
Current technical staff
|Head coach||Bernard Challandes|
|Fitness coach||Thomas Richard|
|Goalkeeping coach||Ahmet Beselica|
|Device manager||Sahit Salihi|
|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 25 March 2019
|Kosovo national football team home stadiums|
|Image||Stadium||Capacity||Location||First match||Last match||Ref|
|8||Fadil Vokrri Stadium||13,500||Pristina, Kosovo||v. Albania, 7 September 2002||v. Bulgaria, 25 March 2019|||
|5||Loro Boriçi Stadium||16,000||Shkodër, Albania||v. Croatia, 6 October 2016||v. Ukraine, 6 October 2017||[a]|
|3||Adem Jashari Olympic Stadium||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 20 November 2018
- As of 25 March 2019
Head-to-head records against other countries
- As of 21 March 2019
|Burkina Faso||1||1||0||0||2||0||+2||100.00||H2H results|
|Equatorial Guinea||1||1||0||0||2||0||+2||100.00||H2H results|
|Faroe Islands||3||2||1||0||5||1||+4||66.67||H2H results|
|22 Countries||36||14||7||15||55||53||+2||38.89||All H2H results|
Notes and references
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- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - Associations - Kosovo - Men's". FIFA. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
- "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
- "Përfaqësuesja e Kosovës në futboll" [Kosovo national team in football]. Forumi Shqiptar (in Albanian). 22 April 2006.
Përfaqësuesja e Kosovës mposhti atë të Monacos me rezultat 7:1
- "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.
- "Zyrtarizohet 11-shja kosovare" [The Kosovan XI is officialized]. TopSporti (in Albanian). 5 March 2014.
- "Kosova - Haiti, luhet historia" [Kosovo - Haiti, the history is played]. TopSporti (in Albanian). 5 March 2014.
- "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.
- "Kosova shijoi fitoren e parë nën ombrellën e FIFA-s" [Kosovo relish the first victory under FIFA umbrella] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 7 September 2014.
- "Kosova pësoi humbje nga Turqia" [Kosovo suffered losses from Turkey] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 21 May 2014.
- "UEFA shqyrton në mars të vitit të ardhshëm anëtarësimin e Kosovës" [UEFA reviews in March next year Kosovo's membership] (in Albanian). Voice of America. 19 September 2015.
- "Football Federation of Kosovo joins UEFA". UEFA. 3 May 2016.
- "Kosovo accepted as member of Uefa after Congress vote". The Guardian. 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.
- "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.
- "Kosova në grup me Anglinë, ja deklaratat e presidentit Ademi dhe përzgjedhësit Challandes (Video)" [Kosovo in group with England, statements by president Ademi and selector Challandes (Video)] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 2 December 2018.
Fati deshi që Kosova të tërhiqet në Grupin A, grup që përbëhet prej pesë ekipeve dhe aty krahas Kosovës do të jetë edhe gjiganti i futbollit, Anglia, pastaj Republika e Çekisë, Bullgaria dhe Mali i Zi
- "Kosova e pafat, debuton me barazim në kualifikimet për Euro 2020" [Unlucky Kosovo debuts with the draw in qualifications for Euro 2020] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 25 March 2019.
- "UEFA Nations League 2018/19 League Phase draw". UEFA. 24 January 2018.
Group D3: Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands, Malta, Kosovo
- "Liga e Kombeve, Kosova në Grupin D3" [Nations League, Kosovo in Group D3] (in Albanian). Top Channel. 24 January 2018.
- "Kombëtarja A kthehet e pamposhtur, barazon me Azerbajxhanin" [National A team returns unbeaten, draw with Azerbaijan] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 7 September 2018.
- "Kosova e nderon me fitore Fadil Vokrrin, merr kryesimin e Grupit 3 në Ligën D" [Kosovo honors with victory Fadil Vokrri, takes the lead of Group 3 in League D] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 10 September 2018.
- "TR Northern Cyprus - 50 Years Anniversary Cup 2005". RSSSF. 4 November 2005.
- "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
- "Challandes publikon listën e futbollistëve për ndeshjet me Danimarkën dhe Bullgarinë" [Challandes publish the list of footballers for matches with Denmark and Bulgaria] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 14 March 2019.
- "Kosovo (1–1) Bulgaria". eu-football.info. 25 March 2019.
- "Nënshkruhet marrëveshja mes FFK-së dhe 'Kelme' për fanellat e Përfaqësueses së Kosovës (Foto/Video)" [Signed the agreement between FFK and 'Kelme' for the 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 the new technical sponsor] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 16 June 2018.
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Only matches from 2014 are included
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Only top goalscorers from 2014 are included
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Only matches from 2014 are included
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