12 November 2023 – The National Team of Kosova defeated Israel on Sunday at “Fadil Vokrri” stadium with 1:0. This is the second consecutive win of Dardanians within Group I for Euro 2024 but the first at home in this qualifying cycle. This match was scheduled to take place in October but was postponed due to the situation in the Middle East. Kosova had a very good performance on a very difficult playing field because of continuous rain throughout the day. The Dardanians completely dominated the game in the first half as they found the way to goal in the 41st minute when Milot Rashica scored with a beautiful shot inside the area, after Vedat Muriqi’s header. This turned out to be the winning goal. Previously, the Israeli goalkeeper denied Muriqi’s goal after a frantic shot. Kosova had good scoring chance in the second half as well but the heavy field and the great desire to score prevented the players from finalizing the created chances. However, the Dardanians managed a one-goal lead until the end and deservedly enjoyed the next three points. The celebration of this win was somewhat dimmed by the injury of Vedat Muriqi in the 66th minute, for which he was forced to leave the field. Now Kosova has 10 points from eight games played and takes the fifth place, while Israel remains fourth with 11 points from seven games played. Kosova plays the last two matches of this qualifying cycle against Switzerland on 18 November in Basel and against Belarus on 21 November in “Fadil Vokrri”.