Kosovo vs England Analysis
17:00 Kick Off on 17th Nov
Kosovo vs England Match Details
Kosovo vs England will kick-off in Kosovo at 5.00pm on Sunday 17 November. The match is being shown live on ITV.
Kosovo may have lost their chance of finishing second to England in Group A when losing to the Czech Republic on Thursday, but their attacking style of play has been refreshing to watch throughout the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.
They also have a decent record at home. They may have been disappointed to start with a draw against Bulgaria, but they’ve since beaten the Czech Republic, Gibraltar, and Montenegro. They may not have beaten those teams with the same authority as England, but their players have repeatedly shown they have the skills to exploit defensive frailties by scoring in all seven of their group games.
England have bossed inferior opposition during qualifying with their pace and goal-scoring prowess too much to handle for most teams. They’ve beaten Montenegro 5-1 and Bulgaria 6-0 on their travels, but they will have to be better than they were in a 2-1 defeat in the Czech Republic to be sure of beating Kosovo. England have also scored in every game during qualifying.
England vs Kosovo Head-To-Heads
England and Kosovo had never previously played each other before their thrilling 5-3 encounter at Wembley in September, but the Kosovans appeared to revel in the space left by England’s attacking forays.
Berisha stunned Wembley with a goal in the first minute, but then the England opened the floodgates to score five first-half goals. Raheem Sterling scored the equaliser before Harry Kane gave England the lead after 19 minutes. An own goal by Vojvoda made it 3-1 before Sancho grabbed two goals in two minutes just before the interval to give England a 5-1 lead.
But it was Kosovo that scored twice within the first 10 minutes of the second half to set up a thrilling final 40 minutes in which, unbelievably, there were no more goals.