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UEFA EURO: England - Kosovo Match press kits

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EnglandEnglandSt Mary’s Stadium - SouthamptonTuesday 10 September 2019
20.45CET (19.45 local time)
Group A - Matchday 6
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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

England - Squad list
Current season
-Tom Heaton15/04/198633Aston Villa - 0000
-Jordan Pickford07/03/199425Everton - 3000
-Nick Pope19/04/199227Burnley - 0000
-Danny Rose02/07/199029Tottenham*2000
-Kieran Trippier19/09/199028Atlético - 1000
-Michael Keane11/01/199326Everton - 3100
-Joe Gomez23/05/199722Liverpool - 0000
-Harry Maguire05/03/199326Man. United - 3000
-Trent Alexander-Arnold07/10/199820Liverpool - 0000
-Ben Chilwell21/12/199622Leicester - 1000
-Tyrone Mings13/03/199326Aston Villa - 0000
-Ross Barkley05/12/199325Chelsea - 3200
-Jordan Henderson17/06/199029Liverpool - 3000
-Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain15/08/199326Liverpool - 1000
-Raheem Sterling08/12/199424Man. City - 3500
-Harry Winks02/02/199623Tottenham - 0000
-Mason Mount10/01/199920Chelsea - 1000
-Declan Rice14/01/199920West Ham - 3000
-James Maddison23/11/199622Leicester - 0000
-Harry Kane28/07/199326Tottenham - 3500
-Marcus Rashford31/10/199721Man. United - 1000
-Jadon Sancho25/03/200019Dortmund - 2000
-Callum Wilson27/02/199227Bournemouth - 1000
-Gareth Southgate03/09/197049 - 3000
Kosovo - Squad list
Current season
-Samir Ujkani05/07/198831Torino - 0000
-Visar Bekaj24/05/199722 - 0000
-Arijanet Muric07/11/199820Nottm Forest - 4000
-Amir Rrahmani24/02/199425Verona - 4000
-Mirlind Kryeziu26/01/199722Zürich - 0000
-Fidan Aliti03/10/199325Kalmar - 4000
-Mergim Vojvoda01/02/199524Standard Liège - 4100
-Florent Hadergjonaj31/07/199425Huddersfield - 2000
-Ibrahim Dresevic24/01/199722Heerenveen - 0000
-Leart Paqarada08/10/199424Sandhausen - 2000
-Valon Berisha07/02/199326Lazio - 1000
-Bersant Celina09/09/199623Swansea - 4000
-Vedat Muriqi24/04/199425Fenerbahçe - 4200
-Besar Halimi12/12/199424Sandhausen*4000
-Anel Rashkaj19/08/198930Eskilstuna - 2000
-Florent Hasani30/03/199722Diósgyőr - 0000
-Idriz Voca15/05/199722Luzern - 3000
-Edon Zhegrova31/03/199920Basel - 4000
-Florent Muslija06/07/199821Hannover - 1000
-Atdhe Nuhiu29/07/198930Sheff. Wednesday - 0000
-Elbasan Rashani09/05/199326Odd - 3100
-Bernard Berisha24/10/199127Akhmat - 0000
-Bernard Challandes26/07/195168 - 4000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Gareth Southgate

Date of birth: 3 September 1970
Nationality: English
Playing career: Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough
Coaching career: Middlesbrough, England Under-21s, England

• Came through the ranks at Palace, initially as a midfielder, becoming captain and leading the club to promotion to the Premier League in 1993/94. Moved on to Villa following relegation in 1995 and was converted into a centre-back, winning the League Cup in his first season and helping the team reach the 2000 FA Cup final.

• Won 57 caps for England, although perhaps best known for missing a crucial penalty against Germany in the EURO '96 semi-final at Wembley; also appeared at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000.

• Left Villa for Middlesbrough in 2001 and became the first Boro captain to lift a trophy, skippering the side to victory against Sam Allardyce's Bolton in the 2004 League Cup final; also helped Boro reach the UEFA Cup final in memorable fashion two years later.

• Defeat by Sevilla in Eindhoven proved Southgate's last game as he moved into the Middlesbrough dug-out to succeed Steve McClaren following the latter's departure for England; kept them in the Premier League until 2009, when they were relegated with Southgate dismissed that October.

• Joined the Football Association in 2011, initially as head of elite development before taking over as Under-21 coach two years later; appointed caretaker manager of the national side in September 2016 following Allardyce's departure. Subsequently took the role full time and led the side to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, England ultimately reaching the semi-finals for the first time since 1990. Southgate subsequently guided his side to the first UEFA Nations League Finals ahead of Spain and Croatia.


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.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFelix Zwayer (GER)
  • Assistant refereesThorsten Schiffner (GER) , Marco Achmüller (GER)
  • Fourth officialChristian Dingert (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateMatthew Paris (MLT)
  • UEFA Referee observerVítor Melo Pereira (POR)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Felix Zwayer19/05/1981357

Felix Zwayer

Referee since: 2004
First division:
FIFA badge: 2012

Tournaments: 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2013 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
16/09/2015UCLGSChelsea FCMaccabi Tel-Aviv FC4-0London
18/02/2016UELR32ACF FiorentinaTottenham Hotspur1-1Florence
07/12/2016UCLGSFC PortoLeicester City FC5-0Porto
09/03/2017UELR16FC RostovManchester United FC1-1Rostov-on-Don
18/10/2017UCLGSSL BenficaManchester United FC0-1Lisbon
06/03/2018UCLR16Liverpool FCFC Porto0-0Liverpool
12/04/2018UELQFPFC CSKA MoskvaArsenal FC2-2Moscow
03/10/2018UCLGSTottenham HotspurFC Barcelona2-4London
11/04/2019UELQFSK Slavia PrahaChelsea FC0-1Prague

Last updated 09/09/2019 12:24CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    Czech Republic4202686
    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)
    Pickford, Walker, Chilwell, Dier (17 Barkley), Keane, Maguire, Sancho, Henderson, Kane, Alli (63 Rice), Sterling (70 Hudson-Odoi)
  • 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
    Pickford, Walker, Rose, Rice, Keane, Maguire, Sterling, Barkley (81 Ward-Prowse), Kane (83 Wilson), Alli (64 Henderson), Hudson-Odoi
  • Matchday 5 (07/09/2019)
    England 4-0 Bulgaria
    1-0 Kane 24, 2-0 Kane 50 (P) , 3-0 Sterling 55, 4-0 Kane 73 (P)
    Pickford, Trippier, Rose, Rice, Keane, Maguire, Sterling (71 Sancho), Henderson (67 Mount), Kane (77 Oxlade-Chamberlain), Barkley, Rashford
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
    Czech Republic-England
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    Czech Republic4202686
    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)
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    Czech Republic-Kosovo
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)

Last updated 09/09/2019 12:24CET


:: 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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