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Kosovo vs. Switzerland drama, the Romanians couldn’t handle Israel

Kosovo vs. Switzerland drama, the Romanians couldn’t handle Israel

Andorra tied with Belarus 0-0, Romania tied with Israel 1-1, and Kosovo tied with Switzerland 2-2 in Group Nine of the 2024 European Football Championship qualifiers.

Switzerland lost two points in the end (Photo: Getty Images)

Drama in Pristina

The Swiss national team – with two players from the starting lineup and another player from Kosovo on the bench – tied in Pristina. The visitors started the match better, after a narrow quarter of an hour, a pass from the right flank Remo Freuler Turn it into a goal. In the 65th minute Vedat Muriqi He equalized with a beautiful header, and then came Freuler’s moment again: the perfect ball was scored by a Kosovo defender. Amir Rahmani Get him to the gate with his “help”. There were four seconds of overtime remaining at the end of the game when Muriqi Striking again: He saved a point for Kosovo with his close-range shot. 2-2

The Roman victory did not come together

Romania is still in contention to qualify, but could be upset by dropping points. Taking advantage of a mistake by the Israeli goalkeeper in the 27th minute Denis Alibek Gave our eastern neighbors the advantage shortly after half-time Oscar Galloch He was shot in the lower left corner – and so Israel continues to cling to the Romanians. 1-1

Ildefons Lima, the veteran Andorran player, plays his last match (Photo: Twitter)
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The Andorra veteran said goodbye

Presumably the excitement of this match won’t make a person a football fan, but we can see a strong Andorran team on the pitch, which once again scored a point in the European qualifiers. The Belarus national team scored an illegal goal that was canceled by the video assistant referee at the beginning of the match, but was unable to score after that. The national team of the Soviet successor state attempted 15 shots on goal, but only 3 of them went into the goal – in the case of the Iberians, this ratio was 4:1.

The Andorran team entered in the 94th minute Ildefonso Lima. The 43-year-old bid farewell to his country in his 136th match. The veteran centre-back scored 11 goals in his international career (the record holder), during which he played in six matches, in which he won. He played four times against the Hungarian national team, in 3 defeats and in the 2017 1-0 win.

European Championship qualifiers
Fifth round
The first group
Andorra – Belarus 0-0
Andorra la Vella

Kosovo – Switzerland 2-2 (0-1)
Prishtina. g:
Muriqi (65th, 90+4), or Freuler (14th place), Rahmani (79th place – own goal)

Romania-Israel 1-1 (1-0)
Bucharest. g:
Alibek (27.), or Jallukh (53.)

The position of the first group
1. Switzerland 5 3 2 14-5 +9 11
2. Romania 5 2 3 7-4 +3 9
3. Israel 5 2 2 1 6-7 -1 8
4. Belarus 5 1 1 3 4-10 -6 4
5. Kosovo 5 4 1 5-6 -1 4
6. Andorra 5 2 3 3-7 -4 2

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