Kosovo announces squad for Macedonia play-off

Kosovan national team coach Bernard Challandes has revealed the list of players that will travel to Skopje to face Macedonia in the upcoming play-off qualifier for EURO 2020 as well as Nations League matches against Slovenia and Greece.

photo by FFK: the Kosovo starting 11 at their most recent match vs. Greece in September

Kosovo will be without their number 1 keeper Ujkani who will join the squad but only for the Nations League matches. Also, their best player winger Milot Rashica of Bundesliga side Werder is out injured. Winger Bernard Berisha did not receive a call and rumors say he is in no good relations with the Swiss coach. Zhegrova and Kastrati are on the list, but they are doubtful for the Macedonia game.

Muriqi, the addition to Lazio, is on the list as he started with individual training just yesterday. He recently had a COVID-19 positive test, but seems like he recovered from the virus. Still, he was also injured and hasn’t played a minute since 19 July.

Kosovo tried to bring in Swiss U21 national team forward Andi Zeqiri, but he declined the invitation stating that he would continue to play for Switzerland for now.

Arijanet Murić – Girona Spain
Visar Bekaj – Tirana Albania
*Samir Ujkani – Torino Italy

Mërgim Vojvoda – Torino Italy
Florent Hadergjonaj – Kasımpaşa Turkey
Benjamin Kololli – Zürich Switzerland
Leart Paqarada – St. Pauli Germany
Amir Rrahmani – Napoli Italy
Ibrahim Drešević – Heerenveen Netherlands
Fidan Aliti – Zürich Switzerland

Herolind Shala – Vålerenga Norway
Anel Rashkaj – SJK Finland
Idriz Voca – Ankaragücü Turkey
Hekuran Kryeziu – Zürich Switzerland
Bersant Celina – Dijon France
Florent Hasani – Diósgyőr Hungary
Arbër Zeneli – Reims France
Elba Rashani – Odd Norway
Florian Loshaj – Cracovia Poland
Florent Muslija – Hannover 96 Germany
Edon Zhegrova – Basel Switzerland
Valon Berisha – Reims France
Lirim Kastrati – Dinamo Croatia

Vedat Muriqi – Lazio Italy
Atdhe Nuhiu – APOEL Cyprus

*Keeper Ujkani will join the team after the match against Macedonia.

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