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UEFA EURO: Kosovo - Montenegro Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

KosovoKosovoStadiumi Fadil Vokrri - PristinaMonday 14 October 2019
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Group A - Matchday 8
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/06/2019QR (GS)Montenegro - Kosovo1-1PodgoricaMugoša 69; Rashica 24
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Kosovo----1010----101011
Montenegro1010--------101011
FIFA*
Kosovo------------------
Montenegro------------------
Friendlies
Kosovo------------------
Montenegro------------------
Total
Kosovo----1010----101011
Montenegro1010--------101011

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 11/09/2019 15:30CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Kosovo - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Samir Ujkani05/07/198831Torino - 0000
-Visar Bekaj24/05/199722Prishtina - 0000
-Arijanet Muric07/11/199820Nottm Forest - 5000
Defenders
-Amir Rrahmani24/02/199425Verona - 5000
-Fidan Aliti03/10/199326Kalmar - 5000
-Mergim Vojvoda01/02/199524Standard Liège - 5100
-Florent Hadergjonaj31/07/199425Huddersfield - 3000
-Ibrahim Dresevic24/01/199722Heerenveen - 0000
-Leart Paqarada08/10/199425Sandhausen*3000
Midfielders
-Valon Berisha07/02/199326Lazio - 2200
-Bersant Celina09/09/199623Swansea - 5000
-Milot Rashica28/06/199623Bremen - 3200
-Benjamin Kololli15/05/199227Zürich - 3000
-Herolind Shala01/02/199227Vålerenga - 1000
-Vedat Muriqi24/04/199425Fenerbahçe - 5300
-Anel Rashkaj19/08/198930Eskilstuna - 3000
-Florent Hasani30/03/199722Diósgyőr - 1000
-Idriz Voca15/05/199722Luzern - 4000
-Edon Zhegrova31/03/199920Basel - 4000
-Florent Muslija06/07/199821Hannover - 2000
Forwards
-Atdhe Nuhiu29/07/198930Sheff. Wednesday - 0000
-Elbasan Rashani09/05/199326Odd - 3100
-Bernard Berisha24/10/199127Akhmat - 0000
Coach
-Bernard Challandes26/07/195168 - 5000
Montenegro - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Milan Mijatović26/07/198732Levski - 2000
-Andrija Dragojević25/12/199127Pyunik - 0000
-Danijel Petković25/05/199326Angers - 4000
Defenders
-Darko Bulatović05/09/198930Sutjeska - 0000
-Marko Simić16/06/198732Pakhtakor*4000
-Aleksandar Šofranac21/10/199028Sutjeska - 0000
-Nemanja Sekulić29/03/199425Zeta - 1000
-Adam Marušić17/10/199226Lazio - 6000
Midfielders
-Aleksandar Šćekić12/12/199127Partizan - 1000
-Nikola Vukčević13/12/199127Levante - 5000
-Nebojša Kosović24/02/199524Kairat - 5000
-Damir Kojašević03/06/198732Sutjeska - 0000
-Deni Hočko22/04/199425Mouscron - 1000
-Luka Mirković01/11/199028Budućnost Podgorica - 1000
-Aleksandar Boljević12/12/199523Standard Liège*5000
-Marko Janković09/07/199524SPAL - 5000
-Dušan Lagator29/03/199425Sochi - 2000
-Vladimir Jovović26/10/199424Jablonec - 5000
Forwards
-Fatos Bećiraj05/05/198831M. Netanya - 6000
-Stefan Mugoša26/02/199227Incheon - 5200
-Sead Hakšabanović04/05/199920Norrköping - 1000
Coach
-Faruk Hadzibegic07/10/195762 - 2000

Last updated 14/10/2019 10:31CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Bernard Challandes

Date of birth: 28 July 1951
Nationality:
Swiss
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.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=881952.html#bernard+challandes

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Faruk Hadžibegić

Date of birth: 7 October 1957
Nationality: Bosnian-Herzegovinian
Playing career: Sarajevo, Betis, Sochaux, Toulouse
Coaching career: Sochaux, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Betis, Troyes, Gaziantepspor, Diyarbakirspor, Denizlispor, Niort, Dijon, Bastia, Arles-Avignon, Valenciennes, Red Star, Montenegro

• One of Bosnia and Herzegovina's footballing greats, Hadžibegić won 61 caps for Yugoslavia, scoring six goals and appearing at the 1990 FIFA World Cup; he was one of three players to miss from the penalty spot in the quarter-final shoot-out defeat by Argentina.

• At club level Hadžibegić spent nine years at Sarajevo, making almost 250 appearances and winning the Yugoslavian league title in 1985; then had two seasons in Spain with Betis before a seven-year spell at French club Sochaux, hanging up his boots in 1995 following a season with Toulouse.

• Initially stayed in France to take the first steps in his coaching career, guiding Sochaux into Ligue 1 in 1997; took over the Bosnia and Herzegovina national side in March 1999 but stepped down seven months later after the team missed out on UEFA EURO 2000.

• Went back to Betis in 2000/01, taking his former club into the Spanish top flight before returning to France with Troyes; went on to have short spells in quick succession with Turkish clubs Gaziantepspor, Diyarbakirspor and Denizlispor, resuming his career in France with Niort in 2007.

• Short reigns followed at Dijon, Bastia and Arles-Avignon, whom Hadžibegić left in 2011; five years later, he returned to coaching at Valenciennes. Had six months in charge of Parisian Ligue 2 club Red Star between October 2018 and March 2019 before signing an 18-month contract to succeed Ljubiša Tumbaković as coach of Montenegro.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2618686.html#faruk+hadzibegic

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeArtur Dias (POR)
  • Assistant refereesRui Tavares (POR) , Paulo Soares (POR)
  • Fourth officialHugo Miguel (POR)
  • UEFA DelegateDuncan Fraser (SCO)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Artur Dias14/07/1979468

Artur Dias

Referee since: 1996
First division: 2004
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2013 UEFA Regions' Cup, 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

Finals
2013 UEFA Regions' Cup

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
29/05/2014U19ELITEScotlandMontenegro0-1Walsall
24/03/2017WCQR2608110Iceland1-2Shkoder

Last updated 12/10/2019 10:44CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Kosovo

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    England540120612
    Czech Republic640211912
    Kosovo522110108
    Montenegro60333133
    Bulgaria60335113
    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 2-1 Czech Republic
    0-1 Schick 16, 1-1 Muriqi 20, 2-1 Vojvoda 67
    Muric, Hadergjonaj, Aliti, Voca, Halimi (87 Rashkaj), Celina, Rashani (51 V. Berisha), Rrahmani, Vojvoda, Muriqi, Zhegrova (56 Muslija)
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
    England 5-3 Kosovo
    0-1 V. Berisha 1, 1-1 Sterling 8, 2-1 Kane 19, 3-1 Vojvoda 38 (og) , 4-1 Sancho 44, 5-1 Sancho 45+1, 5-2 V. Berisha 49, 5-3 Muriqi 55 (P)
    Muric, Hadergjonaj, Aliti, Voca (59 Rashkaj), Halimi, Celina, Muslija (46 Paqarada), Rrahmani, V. Berisha (85 Hasani), Vojvoda, Muriqi
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
    Kosovo-Montenegro
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    Czech Republic-Kosovo
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Kosovo-England

Montenegro

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    England540120612
    Czech Republic640211912
    Kosovo522110108
    Montenegro60333133
    Bulgaria60335113
    Matchday 1 (22/03/2019)
    Bulgaria 1-1 Montenegro
    0-1 Mugoša 50, 1-1 Nedelev 82 (P)
    Petković, Stojković, N. Vukčević, Tomašević, Vešović (78 Jovović), Mugoša (89 Kosović), Janković (64 Boljević), Bećiraj, Ivanić, Simić, Marušić
  • Matchday 2 (25/03/2019)
    Montenegro 1-5 England
    1-0 Vešović 17, 1-1 Keane 30, 1-2 Barkley 39, 1-3 Barkley 59, 1-4 Kane 71, 1-5 Sterling 81
    Petković, Stojković, N. Vukčević, Tomašević, Vešović (70 Boljević), Mugoša, Bećiraj (61 Janković), Savić, Ivanić, Simić (74 Jovović), Marušić
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Montenegro 1-1 Kosovo
    0-1 Rashica 24, 1-1 Mugoša 69
    Mijatović, Tomašević (71 Boljević), Vešović, Mugoša, Janković (85 Jovović), Bećiraj, Vujačić, Kosović, Šćekić (59 Bakić), Simić, Marušić
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Czech Republic 3-0 Montenegro
    1-0 Jankto 18, 2-0 Kopitović 49 (og) , 3-0 Schick 82 (P)
    Mijatović, N. Vukčević (67 Savićević), Kopitović, Vešović, Bakić, Mugoša (85 Bećiraj), Vujačić, Jovović, Kosović, Radunović, Marušić (60 Janković)
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
    Montenegro 0-3 Czech Republic
    0-1 Souček 54, 0-2 Masopust 58, 0-3 Darida 90+4 (P)
    Petković, Radunović (73 Bećiraj), N. Vukčević (68 Bakić), Lagator, Tomašević, Vešović, Mugoša, Hočko, Kosović (73 Savićević), Boljević, Marušić
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
    Montenegro 0-0 Bulgaria
    Petković, Sekulić, N. Vukčević, Lagator, Bećiraj, Savić (39 Kosović), Jovović (67 Janković), Hakšabanović (82 Mirković), Boljević, Simić, Marušić
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
    Kosovo-Montenegro
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    England-Montenegro

Last updated 12/10/2019 10:37CET

Legend

:: 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.

Competitions

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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