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Women's World Cup/ Albania draws with Kosovo at Elbasan Arena

  • 9/17/2021 10:21 AM
Women's World Cup/ Albania draws with Kosovo at Elbasan Arena

The Albanian women's national team played on Thursday evening the first eliminatory match against Kosovo, valid for the World Cup "Australia - New Zealand 2023". The challenge was played at "Elbasan Arena" stadium and finished in a draw, 1-1. 

The red and black girls played a good match, creating several chances and pressing against the Kosovo's goal.  The first dangerous shot came in the 13th minute, when Endrina Elezaj but it ends above the net. 

7 minutes later, the referee of the match awarded a penalty in favor of our team, as Megi Doçi is obstructed inside the area. Doçi decides to take over the execution of the penalty , turning it into a goal and giving the red and black team an advantage.

In the second half of the match, the Albanian national team manages the game well, trying to keep the score 1-0. Kosovo team makes some substitutions,  as in the 72nd minute finds the equalizer with Valentina Limani. 

The result does not change until the end of the game, with the red and black girls who despite the result played a good match.

Albania started the game with this line-up: Rexhepi, Hilaj, Curraj, Maliqi, Elezaj, Krasniqi, Franja, Gjini, Doçi, Hamidi, Maksuti.