Northern Ireland and Kosovo will be coming up against each other in the penultimate round of the UEFA Nations League 2022/23.
Northern Ireland will be taking on Kosovo in the matchday five of the UEFA Nations League C Group 2. Northern Ireland currently sit at the bottom of the group with two points from their four games. While, Kosovo are at the second spot having earned six points so far. Both the nations will head into the fixture to win with very different objectives and that should make the match ever more interesting.
|Northern Ireland vs Kosovo||Key Details|
|Date||24 September, 2022|
|Kickoff time India||9:30 pm IST|
|Kickoff time Northern Ireland||5:00 pm BST|
|Kickoff time Kosovo||6:00 pm CEST|
Northern Ireland will be greatly disappointed with their form in recent games. In their last six fixtures, they have managed to win just one match along with three losses and two draws. It has been this sort of poor form which has left them at the bottom of the group struggling for survival heading into the final two matchdays. A win against Kosovo is must for Northern Ireland to ensure their survival status in the third tier of the Nations League.
Kosovo’s recent results have been filled with inconsistencies. They have earned three wins to go with two defeats and one draw in their last six games. It has been these two crucial victories against Cyprus and Northern Ireland which have enabled Kosovo to be in a comfortable position in the group. Fighting Greece for a promotion spot might well be a step too far, so the nation must look towards keeping their second spot intact.
Shane Ferguson will not feature for Northern Ireland due to a leg injury. Kosovo, on the other hand, will operate without the services of the injured Leart Paqarada and Mergim Vojvoda.
Northern Ireland possible line-up: Carson, Spencer, McNair, Evans, Brown, Evans, Saville, Lavery, Davis, McMenamin, Magennis
Kosovo possible line-up: Muric, Rrudhani, Rrahmani, Kryeziu, Aliti, Domgjoni, Hadergjonaj, Rashica, Muslija, Bytyqi, Muriqi
The UEFA Nations League match between Northern Ireland and Kosovo will take place at Windsor Park on Saturday at 9:30 pm IST.
For the football fans in India, the live telecast of the UEFA Nations League is available on the Sony Ten network. You can also live stream through SonyLIV App/ website and Jio TV. Besides, the supporters in Northern Ireland can watch the match between Northern Ireland and Kosovo on Sky Sports; and RTK/DigitAlb in Kosovo.