Kosovo women's national football team

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Kosovo
Nickname(s) Dardanët (Dardanians)
Association Federata e Futbollit të Kosovës (FFK)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coachAfërdita Fazlija
Captain Edona Kryeziu
Most caps As FIFA member
Blerta Shala
Edona Kryeziu
Valentina Limani (14)
Top scorerAs FIFA member
Agnesa Rexha
Leonora Ejupi
Mirela Jakupi (2)
Home stadium Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari
FIFA code KVX [1]
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First colours
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Second colours
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Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 123 Decrease2.svg 5 (7 December 2018) [2]
Highest97 (December 2017)
Lowest123 (December 2018)
First international
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 0–5 Poland  Flag of Poland.svg
(Alanya, Turkey; 1 March 2017)
Biggest win
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 3–2 Montenegro  Flag of Montenegro.svg
(Mitrovica, Kosovo; 26 November 2017)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 6–0 Kosovo  Flag of Kosovo.svg
(Tirana, Albania; 8 April 2017)
Flag of France.svg  France 6–0 Kosovo  Flag of Kosovo.svg
(Alanya, Turkey; 28 February 2018)

The Kosovo women's national football team (Albanian : Kombëtarja e futbollit të femrave të Kosovës) represents Kosovo in international women's football and is controlled by the Football Federation of Kosovo.

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History

In 2010, the national team is established. On 6 February 2013, FIFA gave the permission to play international friendly games against other member associations. [3]

On 3 May 2016 at the Ordinary Congress, Kosovo were accepted into UEFA after members voted 28–24 in favor of Kosovo. [4]

UEFA international sport governing body

The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA. UEFA consists of 55 national association members.

Match record

On 1 March 2017. Kosovo played its first international match as FIFA member, in the framework of a tournament against Poland. The match ended in a 0–5 defeat. [5] On 9 January 2017, the national team for the first time was able to enter tournaments organized by FIFA and will play their first competitive matches in the qualification rounds for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. [6]

Poland womens national football team womens national association football team representing Poland

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2019 FIFA Womens World Cup 2019 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

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FIFA Women's World Cup

FIFA Women's World Cup recordQualification record
YearRoundPosPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
1995 to 1999 Part of Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro
2003 to 2007 Team did not exist
2011 to 2015 Not a FIFA memberNot a FIFA member
Flag of France.svg 2019 Did not qualify3003312
2023 To be determined
Total0/90000003003312

UEFA Women's Championship

UEFA Women's Championship recordQualification record
YearRoundPosPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
1993 to 1997 Part of Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro
2001 to 2009 Team did not exist
Flag of Sweden.svg 2013 Not a UEFA memberNot a UEFA member
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2017 Could not enter
Flag of England.svg 2021 To be determined      
Total0/13000000000000

Turkish Women's Cup

In 2017. Kosovo was invited for first time to the Turkish Women's Cup. They were sorted into a group with Poland, Romania and Turkey [7] and ended the last with 3 defeats. [8]

Romania womens national football team womens national association football team representing Romania

The Romania women's national football team represents Romania in international women's football. Their most recent competition is qualification for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Despite not gaining as much success as the men's, the women's team has been improving greatly, and almost qualified for UEFA Women's Euro and FIFA Women's World Cup. The rise of women's team is the chance for Romania to become the first Balkan nation to play on an international competitions, and become the first nation to have both men and women's teams participating in both tournaments. The only rival for them in the Balkans, is Serbia, as Serbian women's team had almost qualified for a major tournament recently.

Turkey womens national football team womens national association football team representing Turkey

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YearRoundPldWDLGFGASquad
Flag of Turkey.svg 2017Group stage3003212N/A
Flag of Turkey.svg 2018 411229 Squad
Total2/27115421

Fixtures and results

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

2018

2019

Players

Current squad

The following players have been called up for the friendly matches against Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine, on 9 and 12 November 2018. [10]
All caps and goals as of 12 November 2018 after match against Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine, only matches as FIFA member are included.

The Ukraine women's national football team represents Ukraine in international women's football. The team is administered by the Football Federation of Ukraine. The team has been playing since August 1993. The first major tournament they played in was the UEFA Women's Euro 2009 in Finland. Their most recent competition is qualification for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Besarta Leci (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 25)60 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Sindelfingen
1 GK Ilfete Kryeziu (1998-10-18) 18 October 1998 (age 20)00 Flag of Kosovo.svg Llapi
1 GK Lavdie Behramaj (1999-05-01) 1 May 1999 (age 19)00 Flag of Kosovo.svg Dukagjini

2 DF Liridona Syla (1986-02-05) 5 February 1986 (age 33)120 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica
2 DF Fjolla Shala (1993-03-20) 20 March 1993 (age 25)90 Flag of Iceland.svg Breiðablik
2 DF Donjeta Haxha (1996-05-14) 14 May 1996 (age 22)50 Flag of Kosovo.svg Feronikeli
2 DF Gjenifer Pjetri (2001-04-22) 22 April 2001 (age 17)20 Flag of Kosovo.svg Dukagjini
2 DF Flutura Agajunknown10unknown

3 MF Blerta Shala (1998-12-03) 3 December 1998 (age 20)151 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica
3 MF Edona Kryeziu (Captain) (1995-10-03) 3 October 1995 (age 23)150 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica
3 MF Qendresa Bajra (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 26)121 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica
3 MF Feride Kastrati (1993-05-23) 23 May 1993 (age 25)110 Unattached
3 MF Verona Berisha (2000-04-05) 5 April 2000 (age 18)50 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosova (P)
3 MF Marigona Tahiri (1999-02-25) 25 February 1999 (age 20)30 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica
3 MF Aurora Behluli (1999-08-16) 16 August 1999 (age 19)20 Flag of Switzerland.svg Zürich
3 MF Anita Racaj (2000-01-29) 29 January 2000 (age 19)20 Flag of Switzerland.svg Basel
3 MF Anjeza Rexhepi (2001-08-07) 7 August 2001 (age 17)10 Flag of Denmark.svg Vejle

4 FW Valentina Limani (1997-02-02) 2 February 1997 (age 22)151 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FFC Frankfurt
4 FW Kaltrina Biqkaj (2000-08-05) 5 August 2000 (age 18)141 Flag of Kosovo.svg Intelektualet
4 FW Agnesa Rexha (1994-10-04) 4 October 1994 (age 24)112 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica
4 FW Leonora Ejupi (2000-02-07) 7 February 2000 (age 19)82 Flag of Germany.svg Warendorf
4 FW Besjana Reçica (1996-04-13) 13 April 1996 (age 22)51 Flag of Germany.svg 1.FFC Recklinghausen 2003
4 FW Modesta Uka (1999-05-23) 23 May 1999 (age 19)40 Flag of Austria.svg Sturm Graz

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.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Florentina Kolgeci (2000-10-30) 30 October 2000 (age 18)100 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica v. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia, 2 September 2018INJ
GK Diellza Musa (1997-11-29) 29 November 1997 (age 21)10 Flag of Kosovo.svg Feronikeli 2018 Turkish Women's Cup

DF Valentina Tërnava (2001-01-06) 6 January 2001 (age 18)30 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosova (P)v. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia, 2 September 2018
DF Fitore Govori (1987-08-03) 3 August 1987 (age 31)40 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica v. Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro, 26 November 2017INJ
DF Donata Kelmendi (1991-09-16) 16 September 1991 (age 27)00 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg SFK 2000 v. Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro, 26 November 2017

MF Aurora Thaqi (1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 25)10 Flag of Norway.svg Solbergv. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia, 2 September 2018
MF Elona Sadikuunknown00 Flag of Germany.svg MSV Duisburg v. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia, 2 September 2018
MF Ilirjana Vllasaliu (1999-06-16) 16 June 1999 (age 19)50 Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Värnamo 2018 Turkish Women's Cup
MF Gresa Berisha (1998-04-26) 26 April 1998 (age 20)40 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica 2018 Turkish Women's Cup
MF Rina Arifi (2000-07-29) 29 July 2000 (age 18)00 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Hoger Op Wolvertem 2018 Turkish Women's Cup
MF Blerina Musa (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 24)61 Unattached v. Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro, 26 November 2017

FW Nurtene Topalli (1993-05-26) 26 May 1993 (age 25)10 Flag of Austria.svg LUV Graz v. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia, 2 September 2018
FW Mirela Jakupi (2000-01-16) 16 January 2000 (age 19)52 Flag of Switzerland.svg Servettev. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia, 11 June 2018CANC
FW Leutrime Bushati1993 (age 2526)10 Flag of Switzerland.svg Kloten 2018 Turkish Women's Cup
FW Antigona Behluli (1998-08-15) 15 August 1998 (age 20)30 Unattached v. Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro, 26 November 2017
FW Arta Rama (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 23)10 Unattached v. Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro, 26 November 2017
FW Adelina Sylejmani1995 (age 2324)10 Flag of Germany.svg Hannover 96v. Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro, 26 November 2017
Notes

Coaching staff

PositionName
Head coach Flag of Kosovo.svg Afërdita Fazlija
Assistant coach(es)
Flag of Kosovo.svg Sanije Krasniqi
Flag of Kosovo.svg Veton Çitaku
Goalkeeping coach Flag of Kosovo.svg Besart Ismajli
Physiotherapist(s)
Flag of Kosovo.svg Filloretë Berisha
Flag of Kosovo.svg Sabit Hajra
Doctor Flag of Kosovo.svg Enver Hoxha
Device manager Flag of Kosovo.svg Taulant Ahmetaj

Head-to-head records against other countries

As of 9 November 2018
Head-to-head records are included only matches as FIFA member.
OpponentPldWDLGFGAGDWin %
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 100123−1000.00
Flag of France.svg  France 100106−6000.00
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 100106−6000.00
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 101011+0000.00
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia 211020+2050.00
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 100113−2000.00
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 110032+1100.00
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 110010+1100.00
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 100105−5000.00
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 100103−3000.00
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 100124−2000.00
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 200216−5000.00
16 Countries143291339−26021.43

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