Kosovo women's national football team

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.

Kosovo
Nickname(s)Dardanët (Dardanians)
AssociationFederata e Futbollit e Kosovës (FFK)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachAfërdita Fazlija
CaptainEdona Kryeziu
Most capsAs FIFA member
Blerta Shala
Edona Kryeziu
Valentina Limani (16)
Top scorerAs FIFA member
Besjana Reçica (5)
Home stadiumOlympic Stadium Adem Jashari
FIFA codeKVX[1]
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 126 Decrease 3 (12 July 2019)[2]
Highest97 (December 2017)
Lowest126 (July 2019)
First international
 Kosovo 0–5 Poland 
(Alanya, Turkey; 1 March 2017)
Biggest win
 Bulgaria 1–4 Kosovo 
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 28 February 2019)
Biggest defeat
 Greece 6–0 Kosovo 
(Tirana, Albania; 8 April 2017)
 France 6–0 Kosovo 
(Alanya, Turkey; 28 February 2018)

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]

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]

FIFA Women's World Cup

FIFA Women's World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1995 to 1999 Part of Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro
2003 to 2007 Team did not exist
2011 to 2015 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member
France 2019 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 3 12
2023 To be determined
Total 0/9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 3 12

UEFA Women's Championship

UEFA Women's Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1993 to 1997 Part of Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro
2001 to 2009 Team did not exist
Sweden 2013 Not a UEFA member Not a UEFA member
Netherlands 2017 Could not enter
England 2021 To be determined  —  —  —  —  —  —
Total 0/13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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]

Year Round Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Turkey 2017 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 12 N/A
Turkey 2018 4 1 1 2 2 9 Squad
Turkey 2019 Did not invited
Total 2/3 7 1 1 5 4 21

Fixtures and results

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

2019

30 August UEFA Women's Euro
2021 qualifying
Kosovo v TurkeyKosovo
3 September UEFA Women's Euro
2021 qualifying
Slovenia v KosovoSlovenia
4 October UEFA Women's Euro
2021 qualifying
Kosovo v RussiaKosovo
8 October UEFA Women's Euro
2021 qualifying
Estonia v KosovoEstonia

2020

10 March UEFA Women's Euro
2021 qualifying
Kosovo v SloveniaSlovenia
10 April UEFA Women's Euro
2021 qualifying
Kosovo v NetherlandsKosovo
14 April UEFA Women's Euro
2021 qualifying
Turkey v KosovoTurkey
9 June UEFA Women's Euro
2021 qualifying
Russia v KosovoRussia
18 September UEFA Women's Euro
2021 qualifying
Kosovo v EstoniaKosovo
22 September UEFA Women's Euro
2021 qualifying
Netherlands v KosovoNetherlands

Players

Current squad

The following players have been called up for the friendly matches against  North Macedonia, on 5 and 8 April 2019.[9]
All caps and goals as of 5 April 2019 after match against  North Macedonia, only matches as FIFA member are included.[a]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Besarta Leci 14 October 1993 (age 25) 7 0 Germany VfL Sindelfingen
GK Malsore Halili 8 October 1995 (age 23) 0 0 Kosovo Feronikeli
GK Lavdie Behramaj 1 May 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Kosovo Dukagjini
GK Erda Podvorica 3 June 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Kosovo Malisheva

DF Liridona Syla 5 February 1986 (age 33) 13 0 Kosovo Mitrovica
DF Fjolla Shala 20 March 1993 (age 26) 10 0 Iceland Breiðablik
DF Arbesa Kastrati unknown 0 0 Kosovo Malisheva

MF Blerta Shala 3 December 1998 (age 20) 16 1 Kosovo Mitrovica
MF Edona Kryeziu (Captain) 3 October 1995 (age 23) 16 0 Kosovo Mitrovica
MF Qendresa Bajra 11 May 1992 (age 27) 13 2 Kosovo Mitrovica
MF Feride Kastrati 23 May 1993 (age 26) 11 0 Kosovo Feronikeli
MF Verona Berisha 5 April 2000 (age 19) 6 0 Kosovo Kosova (P)
MF Marigona Tahiri 25 February 1999 (age 20) 4 0 Kosovo Mitrovica
MF Anjeza Rexhepi 7 August 2001 (age 17) 2 0 Kosovo Vizioni
MF Erëleta Memeti 30 June 1999 (age 20) 1 1 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
MF Alberina Syla 4 September 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Germany SV Alberweiler
MF Besarta Hisenaj 21 October 1998 (age 20) 1 0 Germany FSV Hessen Wetzlar

FW Valentina Limani 2 February 1997 (age 22) 16 2 Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
FW Kaltrina Biqkaj 5 August 2000 (age 18) 15 2 Kosovo Mitrovica
FW Leonora Ejupi 7 February 2000 (age 19) 9 3 Germany Herforder SV Borussia Friedenstal
FW Besjana Reçica 13 April 1996 (age 23) 6 5 Germany 1.FFC Recklinghausen 2003
FW Modesta Uka 23 May 1999 (age 20) 5 2 Austria Sturm Graz
FW Fleta Musaj 7 May 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Kosovo Liria

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. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Ilfete Kryeziu 18 October 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Kosovo Llapi v.  Ukraine, 12 November 2018
GK Florentina Kolgeci 30 October 2000 (age 18) 10 0 Kosovo Mitrovica v.  Macedonia, 2 September 2018INJ

DF Gjenifer Pjetri 22 April 2001 (age 18) 2 0 Kosovo Dukagjini v.  Bulgaria, 28 February 2019
DF Flutura Agaj unknown 1 0 unknown v.  Bulgaria, 28 February 2019
DF Donjeta Haxha 14 May 1996 (age 23) 5 0 Kosovo Feronikeli v.  Ukraine, 12 November 2018
DF Valentina Tërnava 6 January 2001 (age 18) 3 0 Kosovo Kosova (P) v.  Macedonia, 2 September 2018INJ

MF Aurora Behluli 16 August 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Switzerland Zürich v.  Bulgaria, 28 February 2019
MF Anita Racaj 29 January 2000 (age 19) 2 0 Switzerland Basel v.  Ukraine, 12 November 2018
MF Aurora Thaqi 9 October 1993 (age 25) 1 0 Norway Solberg v.  Macedonia, 2 September 2018
MF Elona Sadiku unknown 0 0 Germany MSV Duisburg v.  Macedonia, 2 September 2018

FW Flaka Asllanaj 14 May 2001 (age 18) 1 1 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach v.  Bulgaria, 28 February 2019
FW Agnesa Rexha 4 October 1994 (age 24) 11 2 Kosovo Mitrovica v.  Ukraine, 12 November 2018
FW Nurtene Topalli 26 May 1993 (age 26) 1 0 Austria LUV Graz v.  Macedonia, 2 September 2018
Notes

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head coach Kosovo Afërdita Fazlija
Assistant coach(es)
Kosovo Sanije Krasniqi
Kosovo Veton Çitaku
Goalkeeping coach Kosovo Besart Ismajli
Physiotherapist(s)
Kosovo Filloretë Berisha
Kosovo Sabit Hajra
Doctor Kosovo Enver Hoxha
Device manager Kosovo 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.
Opponent Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
 Albania 1 0 0 1 2 3 −1 000.00
 Bulgaria 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 100.00
 France 1 0 0 1 0 6 −6 000.00
 Greece 1 0 0 1 0 6 −6 000.00
 Kazakhstan 1 0 1 0 1 1 +0 000.00
 Malta 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 000.00
 Montenegro 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 100.00
 North Macedonia 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 066.67
 Northern Ireland 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
 Poland 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5 000.00
 Romania 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 000.00
 Turkey 1 0 0 1 2 4 −2 000.00
 Ukraine 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 000.00
13 Countries 17 6 2 9 22 42 −20 035.29

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.

References

  1. ^ Dryomin, Mark; Tabeira, Martin; Lozano, Carles; Jeffree, Iain (2 June 2016). "FIFA Country Codes". rsssf.com. RSSSF. Kosovo (KVX)
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ "FIFA Circular no.1342" (PDF). FIFA.com. 6 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Kosovo accepted as member of UEFA after Congress vote". theguardian.com. The Guardian. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Kosova pësoi humbje nga Polonia". Football Federation of Kosovo. 1 March 2017.
  6. ^ "2019 Women's World Cup qualifying entries". UEFA. 9 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Women's national team participates in "Alanya Cup". Football Federation of Kosovo. 21 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Vashat e Kosovës e përmbyllën pjesëmarrjen në turneun "Alanya Cup". Football Federation of Kosovo. 5 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Kombëtarja A e femrave do të zhvilloi dy ndeshje me Maqedoninë e Veriut" [Women's national senior team would hold two matches with North Macedonia] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 3 April 2019.

External links

30 August FriendlyMacedonia 0–0 KosovoSkopje, Macedonia
17:00 Report Stadium: Training Centre Petar Miloševski
Referee: Besa Lleshi (Macedonia)
2 September FriendlyMacedonia 0–2 KosovoSkopje, Macedonia
17:00 Report Reçica Goal 73'
Ejupi Goal 86'
Stadium: Training Centre Petar Miloševski
Referee: Irena Velevachkovska (Macedonia)
9 November FriendlyKosovo 1–4 UkraineAntalya, Turkey
Ejupi Goal 48' Report Apanaschenko Goal 10'
Pantsulaya Goal 13'
Dekrach Goal 80'
Malakhova Goal 87'
12 November FriendlyUkraine 4–0 KosovoAntalya, Turkey
Kunin Goal 29' (pen.)
Romanenko Goal 34'
Andrukhiv Goal 73'
Kochneva Goal 78'
Report
25 February FriendlyBulgaria 1–2 KosovoSofia, Bulgaria
Georgieva Goal 35' Report Reçica Goal 10'
Bajra Goal 85'
Stadium: Boyana National Football Center
28 February FriendlyBulgaria 1–4 KosovoSofia, Bulgaria
unknown Goal 8' Report Asllanaj Goal 49'
Biqkaj Goal 60'
Reçica Goal 71'
Ejupi Goal 78'
Stadium: Boyana National Football Center
5 April FriendlyKosovo 3–1 North MacedoniaGjakova, Kosovo
15:00 Uka Goal 21'
Limani Goal 30'
Reçica Goal 90+1'
Report Dimovska Goal 78' Stadium: Gjakova City Stadium
Attendance: 500
Referee: Kreshnik Vula (Kosovo)
8 April FriendlyKosovo 3–3 North MacedoniaPristina, Kosovo
15:00 Uka Goal 41'
Reçica Goal 54'
Memeti Goal 90+4'
Report Krstanovska Goal 69'
Ristovska Goal 71' (pen.)
Nikolovska Goal 90+3'
Stadium: Fadil Vokrri Stadium
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