Serbs keen to focus on football not geopolitics as they meet Swiss again

Tensions flared at Russia 2018 when Swiss player Xherdan Shaqiri wore a Kosovo flag on his boot
THE IRISH TIMES 19 hours ago

World Cup: ‘I put in my report that if Argentina has Lionel Messi, then Kosovo has one too. His name is Shaqiri.’

In 2008, at a football camp just outside Basel, 16-year-old Xherdan Shaqiri made a deal: hold the No 10 shirt for me — when I’m ready, I will wear...
THETIMES.CO.UK Dec 1

Why Switzerland vs. Serbia at a World Cup is such a big deal

In a World Cup of political tension, Switzerland's Kosovo-born pair Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri will take centre stage again against Serbia.
ESPN Dec 1

FIFA World Cup: Serbia charged for hanging political banner in locker room

The banner showed a map of Serbia that included the territory of Kosovo, which has been an independent state for nearly 15 years, and the slogan...
GLOBALNEWS.CA Nov 26

FIFA probing Serbia over 'hateful' Kosovo flag

FIFA opened proceedings against Serbia's federation after a flag showing Kosovo as part of their country was allegedly hung in the dressing room.
ESPNFC.COM Nov 26

FIFA stick to stance with action over 'hateful' Serbia flag ahead of World Cup clash

FIFA are set to take action against the Football Association of Serbia after a flag described as 'hateful' of the area of Kosovo was hung in the...
IRISH MIRROR Nov 26

FIFA investigating Serbia for 'hateful' Kosovo flag in dressing room

FIFA opened proceedings against Serbia's football association after a flag which showed Kosovo as part of their country was allegedly hung in the...
INDIATIMES.COM Nov 26

‘Chauvinist act’ towards Kosovo inside Serbian changerooms sparks international fury at FIFA World Cup 2022

Answers are being demanded of Serbia after the ‘hateful, xenophobic and genocidal messages’ were exposed.
7NEWS.COM.AU Nov 26

New target: NSWE ready Villa bid for dominant 119-goal striker once compared to Lewandowski

Aston Villa are thought to be ready to make an offer for Mallorca forward Vedat Muriqi. The Lowdown: Muriqi profiled Muriqi is an out-and-out...
FOOTBALL TRANSFER TAVERN Nov 23

Preview: Kosovo vs. Faroe Islands - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Saturday's International Friendlies clash between Kosovo and Faroe Islands, including predictions, team news and possible...
SPORTSMOLE.CO.UK Nov 17

Preview: Kosovo vs. Armenia - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Wednesday's International Friendlies clash between Kosovo and Armenia, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
SPORTSMOLE.CO.UK Nov 14

Sergio Ramos says he is 'hopeful' of making Spain's World Cup squad

The Real Madrid legend hasn't played for his national team for 18 months - since a World Cup qualifier against Kosovo on March 31 2021 - and missed...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Nov 2

The 'difficult' January decision facing £15m Newcastle outcast after 'really bad luck'

Jamal Lewis has made just two substitute appearances for Newcastle United but started twice for Northern Ireland in their recent Nations League...
CHRONICLELIVE Oct 4

Gary Smyth calls for an end to football’s trial by social media after Conor McMenamin's ban from Northern Ireland clash with Kosovo

Glentoran legend Gary Smyth says the decision to axe Conor McMenamin from the Northern Ireland squad was “a nonsense” and he’s concerned about more...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 29

Ian Evatt shares encouraging update on influential Bolton Wanderers man ahead of Lincoln clash

Bolton Wanderers manager Ian Evatt has revealed that Conor Bradley is expected to be available for selection for this weekend’s showdown with...
FOOTBALLLEAGUEWORLD.CO.UK Sep 29

Third defeat of Nations League campaign as Northern Ireland fall in Greece

Northern Ireland slumped to their third defeat of a poor Nations League campaign as they were beaten 3-1 by Greece in Athens, only spared a...
NEWSLETTER.CO.UK.XML Sep 27

Northern Ireland stumble to safety despite defeat

Northern Ireland clinched Nations League survival despite losing 2-1 to Greece after Kosovo did them a favour by beating Cyprus 5-1.
SKYSPORTS Sep 27

Close bonds in the Northern Ireland camp paid dividends against Kosovo, says Conor Bradley

Northern Ireland’s teenage star Conor Bradley says the togetherness of the team in an eventful week was the reason behind Saturday’s dramatic...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 27

It was tough telling Conor McMenamin to sit out, admits Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough

Having been cleared to play, Conor McMenamin is in the right frame of mind to face Greece tonight if required, according to Northern Ireland...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 27

On the Saturday at Windsor Park, the fans chanted for Ian Baraclough to go, the Northern Ireland manager must ensure that is not the soundtrack in Athens

If Ian Baraclough thought the win over Kosovo would change the hearts and minds of all Northern Ireland fans, he was mistaken.
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 27

Kosovo vs Cyprus: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time & how to watch

Here's how you can watch Kosovo against Cyprus on TV and stream the game live...
GOAL.COM Sep 26

Wigan Athletic star is hero for his country

Josh Magennis admitted his stoppage-time winner against Kosovo could prove to be 'massive' for Northern Ireland.
WIGAN TODAY Sep 26

Ian Baraclough still has to prove his worth as manager of Northern Ireland, maintains Stephen Craigan

Stephen Craigan says he hopes the 2-1 victory over Kosovo marks a turning point in Ian Baraclough’s tenure and he wants the Northern Ireland boss...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 26

Jonny Evans loved delivering for fans against Kosovo and is now relishing hitting century of Northern Ireland caps

Jonny Evans hailed Northern Ireland’s never say die mentality after the comeback win over Kosovo and he hopes the spirited fightback will now...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 26

Northern Ireland goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell thrilled to prove his worth with fine saves against Kosovo

The substitutes made a huge difference and Josh Magennis scored a brilliant late winner but it was the saves of Bailey Peacock-Farrell that made it...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 26

Northern Ireland can still be a success under Ian Baraclough, believes confident defender Tom Flanagan

Northern Ireland defender Tom Flanagan has insisted that the squad are fully behind Ian Baraclough and believe they can be successful under him...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 26

Bolton's Dion Charles on international link-up with ex-Wanderer & Wigan Athletic's Josh Magennis

The Wanderers striker got his first international start in the win over Kosovo
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Sep 26

Conor McMenamin reinstated to Northern Ireland squad after surfacing of historic video

The 27-year-old was removed from the squad to face Kosovo last Saturday after a historic video surfaced appearing to show the Glentoran winger...
IRISH MIRROR Sep 26

Northern Ireland goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell proved his worth with some fine saves against Kosovo

The substitutes made a huge difference and Josh Magennis scored a brilliant late winner but it was the saves of Bailey Peacock-Farrell that made it...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 26

Jonny Evans loved delivering for fans and now relishes his 100th game for Northern Ireland

Jonny Evans hailed Northern Ireland’s never say die mentality after the comeback win over Kosovo and he hopes the spirited fightback will now...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 26

Conor McMenamin recalled to Northern Ireland squad after IFA U-turn

Glentoran forward was axed from the panel before Saturday's win at home to Kosovo "in light of a historic social media video" according to the IFA
BELFASTLIVE Sep 25

Bailey Peacock-Farrell’s Northern Ireland spot uncertain despite Kosovo heroics

The former Leeds goalkeeper is not a first-team regular at Burnley.
SHROPSHIRESTAR.COM Sep 25

Northern Ireland face a challenge to stay up as they prepare to face Greece in Athens

DAVID KENT: Ian Baraclough side's play Greece in Athens on Tuesday and must match or better Cyprus's result in Kosovo after the Cypriots stunned...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Sep 25

Preview: Kosovo vs. Cyprus - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Nations League clash between Kosovo and Cyprus, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
SPORTSMOLE.CO.UK Sep 25

Northern Ireland boss gives exciting verdict on Bolton Wanderers player after Kosovo win

Ian Baraclough praised Liverpool loanee Conor Bradley in the victory
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Sep 25

Josh Magennis hails Northern Ireland character to overcome tough atmosphere

Some fans had called for manager Ian Baraclough’s removal as his side trailed to Kosovo following off-field controversy.
NEWSCHAIN.UK Sep 24

Ian Baraclough cut a relieved figure after Northern Ireland’s late turn around

Finally, at the 15th attempt, Northern Ireland are winners in the Nations League and this 2-1 victory over Kosovo might just have saved Ian...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 24

Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough hails players after ending turbulent week on a high

Northern Ireland recorded an injury time win over Kosovo in the Nations League on Saturday night
BELFASTLIVE Sep 24

Ian Baraclough admits ‘big sigh’ of relief after overdue Nations League win

Northern Ireland came from behind late on to beat Kosovo 2-1 at Windsor Park.
THE INDEPENDENT Sep 24

Northern Ireland 2-1 Kosovo: Josh Magennis nets stoppage time winner to seal comeback victory

Josh Magennis headed in the winner in stoppage time as Northern Ireland came from behind to finally end their Nations League hoodoo with a 2-1...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Sep 24

Josh Magennis’ late header against Kosovo gives Northern Ireland first ever Nations League win

Northern Ireland fought back with two goals in the last ten minutes to claim their first ever Nations League victory.
INDEPENDENT.IE Sep 24

Josh Magennis caps late comeback as Northern Ireland break Nations League duck

Ian Baraclough’s side trailed 1-0 to Kosovo but Gavin Whyte’s equaliser and Magennis’ header turned the tables.
NEWSCHAIN.UK Sep 24

Northern Ireland break Nations League duck with Kosovo comeback

Northern Ireland claimed their first-ever Nations League victory as late strikes from Josh Magennis and Gavin Whyte completed a dramatic 2-1...
SKYSPORTS Sep 24

Northern Ireland v Kosovo: It's scoreless at Windsor Park in the crunch Nations League clash

The build-up to today’s UEFA Nations League clash at Windsor Park has been overshadowed by a viral video scandal involving Northern Ireland striker...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 24

Northern Ireland v Kosovo: The game remains scoreless as some members of the GAWA sing in support of axed striker Kyle Lafferty

The build-up to today’s UEFA Nations League clash at Windsor Park has been overshadowed by a viral video scandal involving Northern Ireland striker...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 24

Glentoran's Conor McMenamin withdrawn from Northern Ireland squad by Irish FA over historic video

Glentoran’s Conor McMenamin has been withdrawn from the Northern Ireland squad just before the crunch Nations League clash with Kosovo at Windsor...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 24

Conor McMenamin is withdrawn from Northern Ireland squad over 'historic video'

The Irish FA confirmed the Glentoran winger's omission ahead of Saturday's game with Kosovo
BELFASTLIVE Sep 24

Glentoran's Conor McMenamin withdrawn from Northern Ireland squad by Irish FA

Glentoran’s Conor McMenamin has been withdrawn from the Northern Ireland squad just before the crunch Nations League clash with Kosovo at Windsor...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 24

Northern Ireland vs Kosovo LIVE build-up, TV and live stream info, betting odds and more

Northern Ireland are searching for their first win in the UEFA Nations League
BELFASTLIVE Sep 24

Northern Ireland v Kosovo: It's a must win Nations League match for manager Ian Baraclough

The build-up to today’s UEFA Nations League clash at Windsor Park has been overshadowed by viral video scandal involving Northern Ireland striker...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 24

Northern Ireland set for crunch Nations League clash with Kosovo

The build-up to today’s UEFA Nations League clash at Windsor Park has been overshadowed by viral video scandal involving Northern Ireland striker...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 24

Northern Ireland fans are not hard to please... they just demand a desire to win

Football management can be a thankless task at times, especially when results aren’t going well and fan frustration is palpable. That is exactly...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 23

Nothern Ireland vs Kosovo: Ian Baraclough adopting big-game mentality for latest Nations League test

Northern Ireland take on Kosovo at Windsor Park on Saturday evening - 5pm kick-off
BELFASTLIVE Sep 23

Northern Ireland vs Kosovo: Steven Davis hoping to turn "negative narrative" into success story

“I think there has been too much made of [it]. The fans will always want the team to do well."
BELFASTLIVE Sep 23

What channel is Northern Ireland vs Kosovo on? TV and live stream info for the game

Ian Baraclough's side take on Kosovo in the Nations League on Saturday - 5pm kick-off
BELFASTLIVE Sep 23

Talking points as Northern Ireland bid to boost survival hopes against Kosovo

Ian Baraclough’s side have never won a match in the Nations League.
NEWSCHAINONLINE.COM Sep 23

Kyle Lafferty: Kilmarnock striker 'withdrawn' from Northern Ireland squad after sectarian allegations

Kyle Lafferty has been withdrawn from the Northern Ireland squad for their Nations League matches with Kosovo and Greece.
SCOTSMAN.COM Sep 23

Lafferty withdraws from N Ireland duty amid alleged use of sectarian language

Kyle Lafferty has been withdrawn from the Northern Ireland squad ahead of the upcoming UEFA Nations League games against Kosovo and Greece.
SKYSPORTS Sep 23

Northern Ireland vs Kosovo: 'Players must share responsibility for poor results' insists Corry Evans

"Hopefully we can get a win on Saturday and make the mood a bit lighter within the squad."
BELFASTLIVE Sep 22

Preview: Northern Ireland vs. Kosovo - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Saturday's Nations League clash between Northern Ireland and Kosovo, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
SPORTSMOLE.CO.UK Sep 22

Northern Ireland vs Kosovo: Dion Charles insists he is ready to make his mark on international stage

“It is frustrating for me because I want to be playing. Everywhere I’ve been, I’ve pretty much played every game."
BELFASTLIVE Sep 21

Northern Ireland vs Kosovo: Conor Bradley insists mood is high despite poor Nations League run

Northern Ireland are without a win in the Nations League heading into games against Kosovo and Greece
BELFASTLIVE Sep 20

Northern Ireland vs Kosovo: Ian Baraclough says 'judge me on my qualifying record'

Baraclough is coming under increasing pressure from fans following a poor Nations League campaign
BELFASTLIVE Sep 20

Steven Davis believes Northern Ireland must step up and give fans something to cheer about in final two Nations League games

Steven Davis gets it. He always has, he always will – especially where playing for Northern Ireland is concerned. When he captains the side on...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 20

Steven Davis lays down the law that Northern Ireland must step up and give the fans something to cheer about in final two Nations League games

Steven Davis gets it. He always has, he always will – especially where playing for Northern Ireland is concerned. When he captains the side on...
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 20

Ian Baraclough insists June’s Nations League woes need not derail Northern Ireland’s dreams of qualifying for Euro 2024

In June, Northern Ireland lost at home to Greece and away to Kosovo as well as drawing twice with Cyprus in the Nations League.
BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.UK Sep 16

Kofi Balmer called into NI squad for Nations League double header

Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough has included one new face in his squad for the UEFA Nations League matches against Kosovo and Greece this month.
NEWSLETTER.CO.UK.XML Sep 15

Kofi Balmer handed first senior Northern Ireland call-up for Nations League ties

Baraclough’s side play League C2 rivals Kosovo at Windsor Park on Saturday, September 24 and then face Greece in Athens the following Tuesday.
NEWSCHAIN.UK Sep 15

Paddy Lane called up to Northern Ireland squad

FLEETWOODTOWNFC.COM Sep 15

Oxford United's James Golding and Erion Zabeli get Northern Ireland and Kosovo call

JAMES Golding will join up with the Republic of Ireland Under 19s later this month.
OXFORDTIMES.CO.UK Sep 15
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