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Gareth Southgate delighted to see England come through tricky game in Kosovo

Posted Monday, November 18, 2019 by PA40 hits

Gareth Southgate was pleased to see England given a “good test” in difficult playing conditions after battling their way to victory over Kosovo in Pristina.The Three Lions ran out 4-0 winners to ensure they will head to Euro 2020 among the top seeds but it was not as comfortable as the final scoreline might suggest against tricky opponents.Harry Winks’ first-half goal...Full Story »

England win final qualifier in Kosovo to ensure place among Euro 2020 top seeds

Posted Monday, November 18, 2019 by PA45 hits

England head to Euro 2020 among the top seeds after goals from Harry Winks, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Mason Mount saw Gareth Southgate’s men overcome Kosovo 4-0 on a humbling occasion in the Balkans.Already assured of top spot in Group A and their pool matches being played at Wembley, the Three Lions knew they risked dropping out of the group of seeded sides for next summer’s E...Full Story »

Gareth Southgate left with plenty to ponder after defensive errors against Kosovo

Posted Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by PA77 hits

England’s defensive mistakes gave Gareth Southgate food for thought on a night when his attackers’ devastating play proved enough to see off Kosovo in a thrilling Euro 2020 qualifying clash.The Three Lions boss was at pains to stress in the build-up that international football’s new boys were not only far better than their place 120th in the world rankings but the toughest Grou...Full Story »

Jadon Sancho scores twice for England but Kosovo play part in goal fest

Posted Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by PA86 hits

Jadon Sancho announced himself on the international stage in some style, scoring twice on a night when England’s ruthless edge made up for some shambolic defending in a thrilling, high-scoring win against Kosovo.A sell-out St Mary’s crowd bore witness to the most entertaining qualifier in many a year as Gareth Southgate’s men continued their march to Euro 2020 with an enthralli...Full Story »

England stars ready to stop Kosovo’s unbeaten stretch by limbering up in yoga session

Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by hits

ENGLAND stars warmed up for their Euro 2020 clash against Kosovo with a spot of yoga. The Three Lions are hoping to stretch their lead in qualifying for next year's tournament when they take on their resurgent opponents at St Mary's on Tuesday. Mason Mount was all smiles as he loosened his limbs England stars top Group A with three wins from three Kosovo head into the clash just a point behi...Full Story »

Phil Foden brace guides England Under-21s to win over Kosovo

Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by PA48 hits

Phil Foden’s double secured England Under-21s a 2-0 win against Kosovo in their Euro 2021 qualifier at the KCOM Stadium.Manchester City midfielder Foden followed up a rebound to give England a half-time lead and lashed home his second in stoppage time.The Young Lions followed up Friday’s 3-2 victory in Turkey by ensuring six points from their opening two Group Three matches.Aidy Boot...Full Story »

Turkey 2 - 0 Kosovo: Turkey claim first win in World Cup qualifying over Kosovo

Posted Saturday, November 12, 2016 by PA73 hits

Second-half goals from Burak Yilmaz and Volkan Sen gave Turkey a first win of their World Cup qualifying campaign as they beat Kosovo 2-0 in Group I. Beijing Guoan striker Yilmaz turned his man and fired into the bottom right corner following Yunus Malli's pass to open the scoring in the 51st minute at Antalya Arena. Fenerbahce winger Sen doubled the advantage four minutes later, hooking home...Full Story »

Ukraine 3 - 0 Kosovo: Ruslan Rotan completed scoring in Ukraine's victory over Kosovo

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA68 hits

Ruslan Rotan's long-range strike rounded off a comfortable 3-0 win for Ukraine over Group I rivals Kosovo in their World Cup qualifier in Krakow. Artem Kravets had sent the hosts on their way to their first win of the campaign when he side-footed past visiting keeper Samir Ujkani in the 31st minute. Smarting from last week's crushing 6-0 defeat to Croatia, the Kosovans put up stiff resistance ...Full Story »

Kosovo 0 - 6 Croatia: Kosovo handed heavy defeat by Croatia on home debut

Posted Thursday, October 06, 2016 by PA129 hits

Kosovo's first competitive home fixture ended in a one-sided 6-0 defeat by Croatia that leaves them bottom of their World Cup qualifying group. A hat-trick from Mario Mandzukic and further goals from Matej Mitrovic, Ivan Perisic and Nikola Kalinic secured a convincing victory for the visitors, who with four points from two games top Group I. Kosovo, who sit sixth, have one point earned from ...Full Story »

Kosovo vs Croatia - Kosovo seeking first win and place in World Cup

Posted Thursday, October 06, 2016 by PA135 hits

Kosovo midfielder Bersant Celina is aiming high as his nation to prepare to build on their historic competitive debut when they face Croatia on Thursday. Kosovo claimed a famous point against Finland in Turku last month to get their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a flying start, and Celina says his team should have no reason to expect anything less second time around in Shkodra. The Manc...Full Story »

Finland 1 - 1 Kosovo: Valon Berisha's penalty earns Kosovo historic draw against Finland

Posted Monday, September 05, 2016 by PA107 hits

Valon Berisha celebrated being cleared to play for Kosovo by earning them a 1-1 draw in Finland in their first ever World Cup qualifier. The Red Bull Salzburg midfielder, capped 19 times by Norway, was one of six players who had to wait until hours before the game for FIFA to rubber-stamp his change of allegiance. But he scored his new country's first competitive goal, converting emphatically ...Full Story »

England on alert as Manchester United star Adnan Januzaj rejects chance to play for Kosovo

Posted Thursday, February 20, 2014 by hits

ADNAN JANUZAJ has kept alive his hopes of representing England after snubbing the chance to play for Kosovo. TUG OF WAR: A host of countries across Europe are desperate for Januzaj to represent them at international level The new Manchester United sensation is eligible to play for Kosovo, Albania, Belgium and the Three Lions due to a combination of family, birth and residential issues. He ha...Full Story »

Manchester United star Adnan Januzaj set to snub England and play for Kosovo

Posted Saturday, February 15, 2014 by hits

ADNAN JANUZAJ is poised to make his international debut next month - for Kosovo. INVITED TO PLAY: Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj has been invited to play for Kosovo in a friendly against Haiti The Manchester United sensation has been asked to play in Kosovo’s first-ever match, on the same night England face Denmark in a friendly at Wembley. The FA want to lure the 19-year-old to pla...Full Story »

Kosovo protests to FIFA over Russian visa refusal

Posted Tuesday, September 03, 2013 by YAHOO Sport126 hits

ZURICH, Sept 3 (Reuters) - - The Kosovan football federation (FFK) has protested to FIFA after a player holding the country's passport was refused a Russian visa for a Europa League match last week. Kristian Nushi, who plays for Swiss club St Gallen, had to stay behind because he could not get a visa to travel to Russia for the game away to Spartak Moscow. "We all know your support and FIFA's ...Full Story »

FIFA asks Serbia to help Kosovo's football development

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by YAHOO Sport101 hits

 BELGRADE, June 12 (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter has asked Serbia to help develop soccer in its former southern province of Kosovo and has drawn up a plan to encourage the territory's youngsters to play the game. "Having come to Serbia at the invitation of your Prime Minister (Ivica Dacic), I asked him to find the solidarity and a solution required by your neighbours in Kosov...Full Story »

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