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UEFA EURO: Kosovo - Czech Republic Match press kits

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KosovoKosovoStadiumi Fadil Vokrri - PristinaSaturday 7 September 2019
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Group A - Matchday 5
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Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

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Squad list Only this chapter

Kosovo - Squad list
Current season
-Samir Ujkani05/07/198831Torino - 0000
-Visar Bekaj24/05/199722 - 0000
-Arijanet Muric07/11/199820Nottm Forest - 3000
-Amir Rrahmani24/02/199425Verona - 3000
-Mirlind Kryeziu26/01/199722Zürich - 0000
-Fidan Aliti03/10/199325Kalmar - 3000
-Mergim Vojvoda01/02/199524Standard Liège - 3000
-Florent Hadergjonaj31/07/199425Huddersfield - 1000
-Ibrahim Dresevic24/01/199722Heerenveen - 0000
-Leart Paqarada08/10/199424Sandhausen - 2000
-Valon Berisha07/02/199326Lazio - 0000
-Bersant Celina09/09/199622Swansea - 3000
-Vedat Muriqi24/04/199425Fenerbahçe - 3100
-Besar Halimi12/12/199424Sandhausen*3000
-Anel Rashkaj19/08/198930Eskilstuna City - 1000
-Florent Hasani30/03/199722Diósgyőr - 0000
-Idriz Voca15/05/199722Luzern - 2000
-Edon Zhegrova31/03/199920Basel - 3000
-Florent Muslija06/07/199821Hannover - 0000
-Atdhe Nuhiu29/07/198930Sheff. Wednesday - 0000
-Elbasan Rashani09/05/199326Odd - 2100
-Bernard Berisha24/10/199127Akhmat - 0000
-Bernard Challandes26/07/195168 - 3000
Czech Republic - Squad list
Current season
-Tomáš Vaclík29/03/198930Sevilla - 2000
-Tomáš Koubek26/08/199227Augsburg - 0000
-Jiří Pavlenka14/04/199227Bremen - 1000
-Marek Suchý29/03/198831Augsburg - 2000
-Jan Bořil11/01/199128Slavia Praha - 0000
-Ondřej Čelůstka18/06/198930Antalyaspor - 3000
-Pavel Kadeřábek25/04/199227Hoffenheim*3000
-Filip Novák26/06/199029Trabzonspor - 3000
-Jakub Brabec06/08/199227Plzeň - 0000
-Stefan Simič20/01/199524Hajduk Split - 0000
-Vladimír Coufal22/08/199227Slavia Praha - 0000
-Lukáš Masopust12/02/199326Slavia Praha - 3000
-Josef Hušbauer16/03/199029Slavia Praha - 0000
-Ladislav Krejčí05/07/199227Bologna - 2000
-Jan Kopic04/06/199029Plzeň - 2000
-Vladimír Darida08/08/199029Hertha - 1000
-Tomáš Souček27/02/199524Slavia Praha - 3000
-Lukáš Kalvach19/07/199524Plzeň - 0000
-Alex Král19/05/199821Spartak Moskva - 2000
-Jakub Jankto19/01/199623Sampdoria - 3100
-Martin Doležal03/05/199029Jablonec - 1000
-Michael Krmenčík15/03/199326Plzeň - 0000
-Patrik Schick24/01/199623Leipzig*3300
-Jaroslav Šilhavý03/11/196157 - 3000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Bernard Challandes

Date of birth: 28 July 1951
Playing career: Le Locle (twice), Urania Genève Sport, Saint-Imier
Coaching career:
Saint-Imier, Le Locle, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Yverdon-Sport, Young Boys (twice), Servette, Switzerland (youth), Switzerland Under-21, Zürich, Sion, Neuchâtel Xamax, Thun, Armenia, Kosovo

• Bernard Challandes has quietly carved out an impressive coaching CV since his career started in earnest when he took over at Yverdon in 1987. He stayed in the post for seven seasons, winning four lower-league titles, before moving to Young Boys.

• His stay in Berne proved nowhere near as lengthy or successful, however, Challandes departing in 1995 with the club finishing bottom of the first phase of the 12-team Swiss top flight after collecting just 17 points. A subsequent spell at Servette proved short-lived, and there followed a lengthy spell out of the limelight , during which he coached Switzerland’s Under-17 and Under-18 teams.

• The Le Locle native took over the Switzerland Under-21 side in 2001. The highlight of his six years in charge came in 2002, when a team including Alexander Frei, Ludovic Magnin and Daniel Gygax reached the UEFA European Under-21 Championship semi-finals on home soil.

• The lure of club football proved too strong for Challandes, however, and in 2007 he took charge of Zürich, leading them to the UEFA Cup round of 32 in his first season. The club's third league title in four years followed in 2009, the Swiss side securing UEFA Champions League group stage football for the first time at the start of 2009/10.

• After leaving FCZ in 2010, Challandes took charge of Sion – with whom he won the Swiss Cup in 2011 – Neuchâtel Xamax, Thun and Young Boys, committing to his first job outside Switzerland in February 2014, at the age of 62, when he was announced as the new coach of Armenia. Stepped down the following year midway through UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, going on to work as a scout at Basel before returning to coaching with Kosovo in March 2018. Made an immediate impact, winning promotion in the UEFA Nations League later that year.


Jaroslav Šilhavý

Date of birth: 3 November 1961
Nationality: Czech
Playing career: Škoda Plzeň (now Viktoria Plzeň), RH Cheb, Slavia Praha, Drnovice, Viktoria Žižkov
Coaching career: Kladno, Viktoria Plzeň, České Budějovice, Slovan Liberec, Jablonec, Dukla Praha, Slavia Praha, Czech Republic

• An uncompromising centre-back who led by example, Šilhavý made a record 465 appearances in the Czechoslovakian and Czech league, scoring 26 goals. Spent almost a decade with RH Cheb before joining Sparta Praha in 1990.

• Part of the Sparta side that finished runners-up in the Czechoslovak First League in 1992/93, Šilhavý also helped Drnovice to the Czech Cup final in 1996; he was voted personality of the league in 1998, a year before hanging up his boots after two seasons as Viktoria Žižkov captain.

• Also won four caps for Czechoslovakia between 1990 and 1991, while his son Tomáš went on to be a professional – also as a defender – at Slavia.

• Šilhavý snr started his coaching career with Kladno in 2007 and, after spells with Viktoria Plzeň and České Budějovice, guided Slovan Liberec to the Czech title in 2011/12 – when he was also named coach of the year. Took the club into the UEFA Europa League round of 32 in 2013/14.

• After short spells at Jablonec and Dukla Praha, took over at Slavia in September 2016, masterminding a 26-match unbeaten run in the league to win the title at the end of that season. Succeeded former Slavia team-mate Karel Jarolím as coach of the Czech Republic in September 2018.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDanny Makkelie (NED)
  • Assistant refereesMario Diks (NED) , Hessel Steegstra (NED)
  • Fourth officialKevin Blom (NED)
  • UEFA DelegatePaolo Rondelli (SMR)
  • UEFA Referee observerAlfredo Trentalange (ITA)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Danny Makkelie28/01/1983261

Danny Makkelie

Referee since: 2005
First division: 2009
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
10/11/2011U19QRLithuaniaCzech Republic0-1Bat-yam
25/10/2012UELGSAC Sparta PrahaHapoel Kiryat Shmona FC3-1Prague
23/06/2015U21GS-FTCzech RepublicGermany1-1Prague
20/08/2015UELPOAC Sparta PrahaFC Thun3-1Prague
03/08/2016UCL3QRFCSBAC Sparta Praha2-0Bucharest
27/11/2018UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaFC Viktoria Plzeň1-2Moscow

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    Czech Republic3201566
    Matchday 2 (25/03/2019)
    Kosovo 1-1 Bulgaria
    0-1 Bozhikov 39, 1-1 Zeneli 61
    Muric, Aliti, Shala (59 Zhegrova), Kryeziu, Rashica, Celina (58 Halimi), Zeneli, Rrahmani, Vojvoda, Kololli (78 Paqarada), Muriqi
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Montenegro 1-1 Kosovo
    0-1 Rashica 24, 1-1 Mugoša 69
    Muric, Aliti, Voca, Rashica, Halimi, Celina (78 Rashani), Zeneli (39 Zhegrova), Rrahmani, Vojvoda, Muriqi, Paqarada (69 Kololli)
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Bulgaria 2-3 Kosovo
    0-1 Rashica 14, 1-1 Popov 43, 2-1 Dimitrov 55, 2-2 Muriqi 64, 2-3 Rashani 90+3
    Muric, Aliti, Voca (62 Rashkaj), Rashica, Halimi, Celina, Rrahmani, Vojvoda (62 Hadergjonaj), Kololli, Muriqi, Zhegrova (76 Rashani)
  • Matchday 5 (07/09/2019)
    Kosovo-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    Czech Republic-Kosovo
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)

Czech Republic

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    Czech Republic3201566
    Matchday 1 (22/03/2019)
    England 5-0 Czech Republic
    1-0 Sterling 24, 2-0 Kane 45+2 (P) , 3-0 Sterling 62, 4-0 Sterling 68, 5-0 Kalas 84 (og)
    Pavlenka, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Gebre Selassie, Kalas, Darida (67 Masopust), Pavelka, Jankto (46 Vydra), Souček, Schick (82 Škoda), Novák
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Czech Republic 2-1 Bulgaria
    0-1 Isa 3, 1-1 Schick 19, 2-1 Schick 50
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Pavelka, Masopust (66 Kopic), Jankto (82 Krejčí), Souček, Suchý, Schick (78 Doležal), Král, Novák
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Czech Republic 3-0 Montenegro
    1-0 Jankto 18, 2-0 Kopitović 49 (og) , 3-0 Schick 82 (P)
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Pavelka, Masopust (39 Kopic), Jankto (74 Krejčí), Souček, Suchý, Schick (88 Kozák), Král, Novák
  • Matchday 5 (07/09/2019)
    Kosovo-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
    Montenegro-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
    Czech Republic-England
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    Czech Republic-Kosovo
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Bulgaria-Czech Republic

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:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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