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The Kosovo national football team (Albanian: Kombëtarja e futsallit të Kosovës) represents Kosovo in international men's futsal. It is controlled by the Football Federation of Kosovo.

Kosovo
Nickname(s)Dardanët (Dardanians)
AssociationFederata e Futbollit të Kosovës (FFK)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachRamadan Cimili
Asst coachFazli Berisha
CaptainVahid Krashiqi
Most caps
Top scorerAs FIFA member
Ramadan Alaj (7)
Home stadiumPalace of Youth and Sports
FIFA codeKVX[1]
FIFA ranking55 Increase 1 (10 February 2019)[2]
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
First international
As FIFA member
 Finland 1–3 Kosovo 
(Zadar, Croatia; 29 August 2016)
Biggest win
As FIFA member
 Kosovo 7–0 Turkey 
(Zadar, Croatia; 31 August 2016)
Biggest defeat
As FIFA member
 Kosovo 5–7 Albania 
(Pristina, Kosovo; 3 March 2018)

Contents

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

On 12 December 2018, in Nyon, it was decided that Kosovo should be part in Group B of the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualification, together with Andorra, Belarus and Norway.[3] On 30 January 2019, Kosovo made his debut on FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifications with a 5–0 away defeat against Belarus.[4]

FIFA Futsal World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad Year Pos Pld W D L GF GA
  1989 to   1996 Part of   Yugoslavia and   Serbia and Montenegro
  2000 to   2012 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member
  2016 Could not enter
  2020 Qualifications in progress   2020[a] [b] 3 2 0 1 10 9
Total 0/9 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 1/8 3 2 0 1 10 9
Notes
  1. ^ Kosovo has participated in preliminary round and main round.
  2. ^ Kosovo during the preliminary round was ranked the 2nd.

UEFA Futsal ChampionshipEdit

On 21 October 2016, in Nyon, it was decided that Kosovo should be part in Group E of the UEFA Futsal Euro 2018 qualifying, together with Cyprus, Denmark and Norway.[5] On 30 January 2017, Kosovo made his debut on UEFA Futsal Euro qualifying with a 1–5 away win against Norway that was simultaneously also the first-ever competitive win.[6]

UEFA Futsal Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad Year Pos Pld W D L GF GA
  1996 to   1999 Part of   Serbia and Montenegro
  2001 to   2016 Not a UEFA member Not a UEFA member
  2018 Did not qualify   2018 2nd 3 2 0 1 9 4
Total 0/11 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 1/11 3 2 0 1 9 4

Non-FIFA TournamentEdit

Kosovo has so far only participated in one international tournament in Futsal Week 2016, an international futsal tournament.[7]

Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA
  2016 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 17 7
Total 1 title 1/1 4 3 0 1 17 7

Fixtures and resultsEdit

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

2019Edit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been called up for the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifications.[8][a]
All caps and goals as of 2 February 2019 after match against   Andorra, only competitive matches are included.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club[a]
1 1GK Alfred Prenqi (1994-06-14) 14 June 1994 (age 25) 6 0   Liburni Gjakovë
12 1GK Bajram Ramadani (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 28) 3 0   Liburni Gjakovë
1GK Nuhi Krasniqi (1986-12-02) 2 December 1986 (age 32) 0 0   Liburni Gjakovë

10 2DF Ramadan Alaj (Vice-captain) (1988-02-09) 9 February 1988 (age 31) 6 7   Tirana
11 2DF Oso Gjinovci (1991-01-26) 26 January 1991 (age 28) 6 2   Prishtina 01
2 2DF Dardan Topilla (1994-02-09) 9 February 1994 (age 25) 6 2   FC Prishtina
4 2DF Nexhip Selimi (1988-12-14) 14 December 1988 (age 30) 6 1   Liburni Gjakovë
6 2DF Shpend Brahimi (1984-10-20) 20 October 1984 (age 34) 6 0   FC Prishtina
13 2DF Jeton Rukovci (1988-07-18) 18 July 1988 (age 31) 3 1   FC Prishtina

9 4FW Fadil Goli (1990-01-11) 11 January 1990 (age 29) 6 4 unknown
5 4FW Arbër Dobroshi (1991-04-29) 29 April 1991 (age 28) 6 1   Liburni Gjakovë
8 4FW Vahid Krashiqi (Captain) (1989-02-26) 26 February 1989 (age 30) 6 0   Besa Pejë
4FW Getard Hyseni (1988-06-03) 3 June 1988 (age 31) 3 0   Prishtina 01
3 4FW Drilon Paqarizi (1992-10-15) 15 October 1992 (age 26) 3 0   FC Prishtina
14 4FW Taulant Rasinovci (1994-08-05) 5 August 1994 (age 25) 3 0   Peja
7 4FW Mërgim Dervishaj (1996-10-06) 6 October 1996 (age 22) 3 0   FC Prishtina
4FW Bardh Kelmendi (1995-04-06) 6 April 1995 (age 24) 0 0   Besa Pejë
16 4FW Melos Kelmendi (1998-09-15) 15 September 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Besa Pejë
Notes
  1. ^ Playing positions, dates of birth and clubs of players are according UEFA's website.

PersonnelEdit

Current technical staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Ramadan Cimili
Assistant coach   Fazli Berisha
Doctor   Nysret Ymeri
Team manager   Rinor Havolli

Kosovo versus other countriesEdit

As of 2 February 2019
Head-to-head records are included only matches as FIFA member.
Opponent Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
  Albania 1 0 0 1 5 7 −2 000.00
  Andorra 1 1 0 0 5 3 +2 100.00
  Belarus 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5 000.00
  Cyprus 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 100.00
  Denmark 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 000.00
  Finland 2 1 0 1 8 7 +1 050.00
  North Macedonia 2 0 0 2 4 11 −7 000.00
  Norway 2 2 0 0 10 2 +8 100.00
  Turkey 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10 100.00
9 Countries 13 7 0 6 46 38 +8 053.85

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dryomin, Mark; Tabeira, Martin; Lozano, Carles; Jeffree, Iain (2 June 2016). "FIFA Country Codes". rsssf.com. RSSSF. Kosovo (KVX)
  2. ^ "Futsal World Ranking". Futsal World Ranking. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Kombëtarja e futsallit mësoi kundërshtarët e kualifikimeve të Botërorit" [National futsal team taught opponents of the World Cup qualifications] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 12 December 2018. Kombëtarja e Kosovës në futsall është përfshirë në grupin 3 për parakualifikimet e Kampionatit Botëror 2020. Në shortin e tërhequr sot në selinë e UEFA-s, Kosova u përfshi në grup me Norvegjinë, Bjellorusinë dhe Andorrën
  4. ^ "Bjellorusia u tregua më cilësore se Kosova në futsall" [Belarus was more qualitative than Kosovo in futsal] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 30 January 2019. Kombëtarja e Kosovës në futsall ka debutuar me humbje në ciklin e saj të parë të parakualifikimeve për Kampionatin Botëror. Në ndeshjen e parë në kuadër të Grupit B, Kosova është mundur nga Bjellorusia, me rezultat të thellë, 5:0
  5. ^ "UEFA Futsal EURO preliminary & main round draws". UEFA. 21 October 2016. Group E: Norway, Denmark, Cyprus (hosts), Kosovo
  6. ^ "Kosova debuton me fitore në futsall (Foto)" [Kosovo debuts with victory in futsal (Photo)] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 30 January 2017. Norvegjia-Kosova 1:5 (1:3)
  7. ^ "Përfaqësuesja e Kosovës në futsall përfundon e para turneun në Kroaci" [Kosovo national futsal team finished first the tournament in Croatia] (in Albanian). Telegrafi. 3 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Kosovo (futsal squad)". UEFA. 30 January 2019.

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