Do you know that Kosovo has an opportunity to qualify for Euro 2020 even from Nation’s league? Kosovo went through the group stage of Nation’s league and now has a chance to secure a spot on Euro through playoffs.
If the Kosovo players take the second spot in Group A, then the team won’t play Nation’s league playoffs. England is the primary opponent for Kosovo as it seems. There are five teams in Group A, but only two can secure a spot on Euro 2020.
England 5-3 Kosovo
After a big win against the Czech Republic, Kosovo players were happy. They made history, and now it was England’s turn. Before the match, Southgate talked about the pre-match feeling and situation. England coach was happy and satisfied with players but wanted one more win in September.
The game started in a strange way as Kosovo scored a goal in the first minute. Kosovo winger got a ball and shot on target, so that the goalkeeper could not save the team. Next few minutes, St. Mary’s stadium was silent. People could not believe that England was losing the game against Kosovo. The shock lasted for only 7 minutes as Sterling scored a goal and England came back into the match.
It was not enough for Southgate’s team, so player’s decided to kill intrigue in the first half. Harry Kane was fast enough to lead England 2-1.
England youngster, Jayden Sancho scored two goals in two minutes, and the first half ended with 5-1 for Southgate’s team.
Second half was not dull at all, but the intrigue was entirely gone. Kosovo decided to make some light into the game, so Berisha and Muriqi scored two goals before the final whistle.
After match reactions
Sterling and Harry Kane scored again for the national team, so it was a happy week for them. Harry Kane talked about the big win and said that they have already secured a place in Euro 2020. Sterling thanked fans on St. Mary’s stadium and mentioned their role in winning.
5th round in October
As you know, Euro 2020 qualification must end in 2019. So, we will have a few games in October and November. England has a crucial away game against the Czech Republic. Southgate’s team scored five goals against Czechs in London, and Czech people are waiting for revenge.
Southgate wants to finish the group stage with maximum points. It won’t be easy as England has two away games against Czech and Kosovo. Those games will be very tough as both teams are waiting for a chance to get revenge.