HELSINKI: Amid last-minute confusion about which players are eligible to play for Kosovo, soccer’s newest national team started its first World Cup qualifier convincingly with a 1-1 draw against Finland, which has tried to reach the finals 18 times before.
They pressed hard from the beginning on the Finns’ home turf with nifty footwork and quick passes in front of a capacity crowd in the southwestern city of Turku.
Bernard Berisha had Kosovo’s first attempt on goal, six minutes into the game and Leart Paqarada hit the post three minutes later.
But it was Finland which scored first, when forward Paulus Arajuuri was …read more
Source: The Himalayan Times