Kosovo women's national football team

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Kosovo
Nickname(s) Dardanët (Dardanians)
Association Federata e Futbollit e Kosovës (FFK)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coachAfërdita Fazlija
Most caps As FIFA member
Blerta Shala
Edona Kryeziu
Valentina Limani (16)
Top scorerAs FIFA member
Besjana Reçica (5)
Home stadium Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari
FIFA code KVX [1]
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FIFA ranking
Current 126 Decrease2.svg 3 (12 July 2019) [2]
Highest97 (December 2017)
Lowest126 (July 2019)
First international
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 0–5 Poland  Flag of Poland.svg
(Alanya, Turkey; 1 March 2017)
Biggest win
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 1–4 Kosovo  Flag of Kosovo.svg
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 28 February 2019)
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, Serbian : Женска фудбалска репрезентација Косова/Ženska fudbalska reprezentacija Kosova) represents Kosovo in international women's football and is controlled by the Football Federation of Kosovo.

Albanian language Indo-European language

Albanian is an Indo-European language spoken by the Albanians in the Balkans and the Albanian diaspora in the Americas, Europe and Oceania. With about 7.5 million speakers, it comprises an independent branch within the Indo-European languages and is not closely related to any other language in Europe.

Serbian language South Slavic language

Serbian is the standardized variety of the Serbo-Croatian language mainly used by Serbs. It is the official language of Serbia, co-official in the territory of Kosovo, and one of the three official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition, it is a recognized minority language in Montenegro, where it is spoken by the relative majority of the population, as well as in Croatia, North Macedonia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.

Kosovo Partially-recognised state in Southeast Europe

Kosovo, officially the Republic of Kosovo, is a partially recognized state and disputed territory in Southeastern Europe.

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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

The Poland women's national football team represents Poland in international women's football. The team, controlled by the Polish Football Association, has never qualified for a major international tournament.

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

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by 24 women's national teams representing member associations of FIFA. It took place between 7 June and 7 July 2019, with 52 matches staged in nine cities in France, which was awarded the right to host the event in March 2015, the first time the country hosted the tournament. The tournament was the first Women's World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

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

The Turkey women's national football team represents Turkey in international women's football. The team was established in 1995, and compete in the qualification for UEFA Women's Championship and the UEFA qualifying of FIFA Women's World Cup.

YearRoundPldWDLGFGASquad
Flag of Turkey.svg 2017Group stage3003212N/A
Flag of Turkey.svg 2018 411229 Squad
Flag of Turkey.svg 2019 Did not invited
Total2/37115421

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

2020

Players

Current squad

The following players have been called up for the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying matches against Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey and Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia, on 30 August and 3 September 2019. [9] All caps and goals as of 30 August 2019 after match against Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey, only matches as FIFA member are included. [a]

Group A of the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying competition consists of six teams: Netherlands, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, Kosovo, and Estonia. The composition of the nine groups in the qualifying group stage was decided by the draw held on 21 February 2019, 13:30 CET (UTC+1), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. with the teams seeded according to their coefficient ranking.

Slovenia womens national football team womens national association football team representing Slovenia

The Slovenia women's national football team represents Slovenia in international women's football competition and is controlled by the Football Association of Slovenia. They played their first match in 1993 after the split of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1991. Before that, Slovenian players played for the Yugoslav national team.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
121 GK Florentina Kolgeci (2000-10-30) 30 October 2000 (age 18)100 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica
11 GK Besarta Leci (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 25)80 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Sindelfingen
161 GK Lavdie Behramaj (1999-05-01) 1 May 1999 (age 20)00 Flag of Kosovo.svg Feronikeli

52 DF Liridona Syla (1986-02-05) 5 February 1986 (age 33)141 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica
22 DF Fjolla Shala (1993-03-20) 20 March 1993 (age 26)110 Flag of Iceland.svg Breiðablik
212 DF Flutura Agaj (1994-12-24) 24 December 1994 (age 24)10 Flag of Switzerland.svg Schlieren

83 MF Blerta Shala (1998-12-03) 3 December 1998 (age 20)171 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica
233 MF Qendresa Bajra (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 27)132 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica
143 MF Feride Kastrati (1993-05-23) 23 May 1993 (age 26)110 Flag of Kosovo.svg Feronikeli
223 MF Verona Berisha (2000-04-05) 5 April 2000 (age 19)60 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica
203 MF Marigona Tahiri (1999-02-25) 25 February 1999 (age 20)50 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica
173 MF Erëleta Memeti (1999-06-30) 30 June 1999 (age 20)21 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Wolfsburg
33 MF Egzona Zeka (1997-04-25) 25 April 1997 (age 22)20 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica
43 MF Besarta Hisenaj (1998-10-21) 21 October 1998 (age 20)20 Flag of Germany.svg Hessen Wetzlar
153 MF Alberina Syla (1997-09-04) 4 September 1997 (age 21)10 Flag of Germany.svg Eintracht Frankfurt

104 FW Valentina Limani (Captain) (1997-02-02) 2 February 1997 (age 22)172 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FFC Frankfurt
94 FW Kaltrina Biqkaj (2000-08-05) 5 August 2000 (age 19)162 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica
74 FW Leonora Ejupi (2000-02-07) 7 February 2000 (age 19)103 Flag of Germany.svg Arminia Bielefeld
134 FW Besjana Reçica (1996-04-13) 13 April 1996 (age 23)75 Flag of Germany.svg 1.FFC Recklinghausen 2003
114 FW Modesta Uka (1999-05-23) 23 May 1999 (age 20)63 Flag of Austria.svg Sturm Graz
184 FW Flaka Asllanaj (2001-05-14) 14 May 2001 (age 18)21 Flag of Germany.svg MSV Duisburg
64 FW Donjeta Halilaj (2000-03-12) 12 March 2000 (age 19)10 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica
194 FW Fleta Musaj (2000-05-07) 7 May 2000 (age 19)00 Flag of Kosovo.svg A&N

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 Malsore Halili (1995-10-08) 8 October 1995 (age 23)00 Flag of Kosovo.svg Feronikeliv. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia, 8 April 2019
GK Erda Podvorica (2000-06-03) 3 June 2000 (age 19)00 Flag of Kosovo.svg Malishevav. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia, 8 April 2019
GK Ilfete Kryeziu (1998-10-18) 18 October 1998 (age 20)00 Flag of Kosovo.svg Llapiv. Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine, 12 November 2018

DF Arbesa Kastratiunknown00 Flag of Kosovo.svg Malishevav. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia, 8 April 2019
DF Gjenifer Pjetri (2001-04-22) 22 April 2001 (age 18)20 Flag of Kosovo.svg Dukagjiniv. Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria, 28 February 2019
DF Donjeta Haxha (1996-05-14) 14 May 1996 (age 23)50 Flag of Kosovo.svg Feronikeliv. Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine, 12 November 2018
DF Valentina Tërnava (2001-01-06) 6 January 2001 (age 18)30 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica v. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia, 2 September 2018

MF Edona Kryeziu (1995-10-03) 3 October 1995 (age 23)160 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica v. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia, 8 April 2019
MF Anjeza Rexhepi (2001-08-07) 7 August 2001 (age 18)20 Flag of Kosovo.svg Vizioniv. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia, 8 April 2019
MF Aurora Behluli (1999-08-16) 16 August 1999 (age 20)20 Flag of Switzerland.svg Zürich v. Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria, 28 February 2019
MF Anita Racaj (2000-01-29) 29 January 2000 (age 19)20 Flag of Switzerland.svg Basel v. Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine, 12 November 2018
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 SV Budbergv. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia, 2 September 2018

FW Agnesa Rexha (1994-10-04) 4 October 1994 (age 24)112 Flag of Kosovo.svg Mitrovica v. Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine, 12 November 2018
FW Nurtene Topalli (1993-05-26) 26 May 1993 (age 26)10 Flag of Austria.svg LUV Graz v. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia, 2 September 2018

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 Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 220062+4100.00
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 Malta.svg  Malta 100113−2000.00
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 110032+1100.00
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia 321051+4066.67
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
13 Countries176292242−20035.29

Notes and references

Notes

  1. ^ Caps of the friendly matches against Bulgaria (25 and 28 February 2019) and North Macedonia (8 April 2019) are missing.

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