The selection of the 2018 world Cup: Kosovo decided on the composition


Albert Bunji. Photo: Reuters

Coach Kosovo, Albeit Bonaci last among all my colleagues from our group have announced the list of players called for the camp before the qualifying matches for the 2018 world Cup with Ukraine (October 6, Albanian shkodër) and Croatia (9 October).

Delay the coach explained that the players are bound to clubs. At least strange, given that the Legionnaires and those in the national team of Kosovo over 90 per cent would have to call in advance. Besides being on the list does not mean participation in the collection.

So at the last moment from the candidates fell, breaking his leg, a key midfielder Arber Zeneli from the Dutch “Heerenveen”. He is joined in the virtual hospital to Benjamin Kololi, Herolinda Shal and Enis Alushi.

In addition, against Ukraine will not be able to play both as a midfielder by the name of Berisha – Valon from the Austrian Salzburg and Bernard from the Russian “Akhmad” (formerly “Terek”). They will miss this game due to suspension. As well as, by the way, our Viktor Kovalenko and Oleksandr Zinchenko.

– Loss – serious – commented the part of albert Bonaci, but it will give the opportunity to young. I think with the support of our Albanian brothers, we are able to win over the Ukrainian team. The main thing – to withstand the first half.

By the way, in addition to the losses there and return. Again in the national team missing in the September matches of Elbasan Magnus Andersen, Bersant Celina, Alban Pnishi, Falmer Kastrati, Fidan Aliti and Vizar Becky. Again summoned to the national team of Kosovo and the defender of “Vorskla” Ardin Dallku, who came to the previous collection, but on the field and released.

The full list looks like this: goalkeepers Samir Ujkani (“Cremonese”, Italy), Visar Beki (“Pristina”), Bledar Houdini (“Trepca”); defenders Mergim, Voyvoda (“Mouscron”, Belgium), Amir Rrahmani (“Dynamo”, C, Croatia), Leart Pacarada (“Sandhausen”, Germany), Alban Pnishi (“grasshopper”, Switzerland), Fidan Aliti, Bairam Jashanica (both Skënderbeu, Albania), Ardin Dallku (FC Vorskla. UKRAINE), Lirim Kastrati (Roma, Italy); Midfielders: Donis Avdei (Schalke, Germany), Hekuran Kryeziu (Lucerne, Switzerland), besar Musolli (“Kukesi”, Albania ), Milot Rashica (Vitesse, Holland), Valon Berisha (Salzburg, Austria), Bernard Berisha (“Ahmad”, Russia), Bersant Celina (Ipswich, England), besar Halimi (Brondby, Denmark); forwards Elbasan Magnus Andersen (“odd”, Norway), Vedat vesel Muriqi (“injury time”, Turkey), Atde, Nuhiu (“Sheffield Wednesday”, England).

We will remind that the match will take place on Friday in the Albanian Shkodra at the stadium “loro Borici”. It will be judged a English team led by Craig Poconos. Start at 21.45 Kyiv time.

Eugene BELOZEROV, Sport-Express in Ukraine

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