Kosovo strikes with a last-minute victory in Bulgaria (3: 2). It is the first total success in a European Championship qualifier. The young team from Kosovo is under the command of coach Bernard Challandes for 14 matches without defeat.
The emotions are enormous, the joy is limitless.
Every spare bench in Kosovo jumps, coach Bernard Challandes raises his arms. Joy Trump without end. Kosovo has just won their first qualifying match for the European Championship.
It is like! In the time of compensation, Elbasan Rashani defeated Bulgaria 3-2. Madness! The win is absolutely good, Kosovaren has the game with 61 percent possession under control. Despite an interim backlog of 1: 2, the Challandes team is not active.
FCZ player Benjamin Kololli (Assist to 2: 2), Basels Edon Zhegrova, Lucerne's Idriz Voca, and Florent Hadergjonaj (Huddersfield), a former Nati player who has only been in Kosovo since February, are also on the field .
9 wins and 5 draws since October 2017
Crazy: Kosovo has been undefeated for 14 international matches. The last set defeat against Iceland on October 9, 2017. Since then, there have been nine wins and five draws. Under the command of FCZ coach Challandes, who has been Kosovo's national coach since March 2018, the Balkan kickers have no bankruptcy.
A Twitterer says euphoric: "If Kosovo qualifies, we will replace the statue of Skenderbeu with that of Bernard Challandes!" Social media is speaking loudly about the Waldensians in the highest tones. "Give him a lifetime contract, what a legend!" Says another Twitter user.
Kosovo are in the qualifying race for the European Championship
In the European Championship qualifying Kosovars await the coup. In Group A, they are third in the race behind England and the Czech Republic, with five points in three games. In addition, they are guaranteed to win a qualifying playoff ticket for the European Championship in March.
"This is not a normal triumph, but our first place in the UEFA European Championship," said Challandes. "This team has shown that it has eggs." "I'm very happy, we never gave up, the guys deserve the victory. The next serious fight will be a difficult test: in the Czech Republic on September 7. (Rib)
The European Football Championship 2020 will be very different: for the first time the European Championship will be played by more than two countries. Twenty-four teams fight for the coveted title title at 13 venues. The semi-finals and the final will be played at Wembley Stadium in London.
- A group
England, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Kosovo
- Group B
Portugal, Ukraine, Serbia, Lithuania, Luxembourg
- Group C
Netherlands, Germany, Northern Ireland, Estonia, Belarus
- Group D
Switzerland, Denmark, Ireland, Georgia, Gibraltar
- Group E
Croatia, Wales, Slovakia, Hungary, Azerbaijan
- Group F
Spain, Sweden, Norway, Romania, Faroe Islands, Malta
- Group G
Poland, Austria, Israel, Slovenia, Macedonia, Latvia
- Group H
France, Iceland, Turkey, Albania, Moldova, Andorra
- Group I
Belgium, Russia, Scotland, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, San Marino
Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Greece, Armenia, Liechtenstein