31 May 2024 – The Kosova National Team in the women’s competition suffered a loss against Croatia, with 0:1 at the “Zahir Pajaziti” stadium in Podujeva within the qualifications for the 2025 European Championship.
Kosova had a good performance against an opponent who has already proven himself in girls’ football.
In the first half, Dardanians created few chances despite successive attempts, while they prevented the opponent from doing the same.
In the 42nd minute, Kosova was left with one less player on the field as Blerta Smaili was punished with a red card (after two yellows), but this absence had no impact on the result and the first half ended goalless.
In the second half, Kosova succumbed to the pressure of the opponent and as a result, Ivana Rudelic scored for 0:1 in the 58th minute sending Croatia ahead.
Kosova, with one less player, found it difficult to turn the score around and thus the match ended with the numbers 0:1.
Kosova will play the return match against Croatia on Tuesday, 4 June in Karlovac.