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Gibraltar and Kosovo share a unique piece of football history. Both Football associations became FIFA Members at the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City on the 13th of May 2016.

Tomorrow will be the first time, ever, that Kosovo and Gibraltar’s National Teams face each other on the field of play, at the recently redeveloped, 13 thousand seater, Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri in Prishtina, the Kosovan Capital.

 

 

 

On the field of play, Kosovo’s rise has been nothing short of sensational. In their most recent European Qualifier they lost 5-3 to England at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, however they are in an extremely good position to qualify out of Group A. They currently sit in 3rd place after 5 matches with two wins and two draws, England away being their only defeat.

 

In addition to their excellent performance in Group A of their European Qualifiers, Kosovo have lost just once in their last 16 internationals. So they are arguably one of the most in form National teams in Europe! Four wins and two draws saw them top their UEFA Nations League Group comfortably.  With players in their littered all over Europe’s top leagues such as forward Vedat Muriqi at Fenerbache, goalkeeper Arijanet Muric - Manchester City (on loan at Nottingham Forest), and midfielder Valon Berisha who plays for Lazio.

 

 

 

Gibraltar however will be positive going into the game. Head Coach Julio Ribas has taken his strongest available squad over to Prishtina for the friendly. Talismanic forward Lee Casciaro is back after missing September’s internationals through injury. Louie Annesley is the only player missing out with a foot problem.

come kick off. at 6pm tomorrow, Gibraltar will be ready. Ready for the next stage in Julio Ribas' development and transformation of Gibraltar's National Team, full passionate, committed foobtallers with a family of experienced and young players. 

The match will be shown live on GBC TV.