Wales Dominate Kosovo in Euro 2025 Qualifier

Wales’ women’s football team have continued their perfect start to the Euro 2025 qualifying campaign with a resounding 6-0 victory over Kosovo. The team is chasing their first major tournament appearance and have made an excellent start to life under new head coach Rhian Wilkinson.

Jess Fishlock, who was winning her 150th international cap, played a pivotal role in the victory with two first-half assists. The team showed attacking intent and composure in front of goal, with six different players getting on the scoresheet. The victory comes after their 4-0 win over Croatia in Wrexham and the team has caught the eye with their impressive style of play. Despite the hard playing surface, Wales maintained control throughout and restricted the home side, who failed to muster a shot on target. The team will now look to build on their performances and aim for consistency going forward.

Line-ups

Kosovo

Kosovo lined up in a 4-4-1-1 formation with Demiri as the goalkeeper. Ramadani, Avduli, Smaili, and Ramaj formed the defense. Memeti, Halilaj, Misini, and Biqkaj played in midfield. Hoti played behind Ejupi, who was the lone striker for Kosovo. Limani, Rexhi, Shala, Uka, Tahiri, Metaj, Kolgeci, Kastrati, Fejza, Zeka, Berisha, and Leci were the substitutes for Kosovo.

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Wales

Wales played in a 4-4-2 formation with Clark as the goalkeeper. Green, Ladd, Evans, and Woodham formed the defense. Estcourt, Ingle, Holland, and Rowe played in midfield. Fishlock and Barton played as strikers for Wales. Davies, James, Hughes, Roberts, Joel, McAteer, Jones, Powell, Kelly, Griffiths, and Morgan were the substitutes for Wales. Davies replaced Green in the 77th minute, while Morgan replaced Woodham in the 45th minute. James replaced Estcourt and Hughes replaced Barton in the 45th and 63rd minutes, respectively. Rowe was replaced by Roberts in the 64th minute.

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The match between Kosovo Women and Wales Women ended with a score of 6-0 in favor of Wales Women. The second half of the match ended with the same score. Elise Hughes scored two goals for Wales Women in the match, with her second goal being assisted by Ceri Holland with a headed pass.

During the match, there were several fouls committed by both teams. Elise Hughes scored her first goal with a right-footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom right corner. Modesta Uka, from Kosovo Women, attempted a left-footed shot from the left side of the box, but missed to the left, assisted by Valentina Limani.

There were several free kicks awarded during the match, with Blerta Smaili from Kosovo Women winning a free kick in the defensive half. Valentina Metaj from Kosovo Women won a free kick in the attacking half, while Rrezona Ramadani won a free kick on the right wing.

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Mayzee Davies and Hayley Ladd from Wales Women committed fouls during the match, with Modesta Uka winning a free kick in the defensive half as a result. Erëleta Memeti from Kosovo Women won a free kick on the left wing after a foul committed by Sophie Ingle from Wales Women.

During the match, there was a delay due to an injury sustained by Erëleta Memeti from Kosovo Women. The team made two substitutions during the match, with Valentina Limani replacing Erëleta Memeti and Modesta Uka replacing Elizabeta Ejupi.

Overall, Wales Women dominated the match, scoring six goals and preventing Kosovo Women from scoring any goals.

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