Sweden's first goal
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Two from Spain
With today's victory, Sweden defeated Kosovo and is now two points behind Spain with a game in hand, which will be played in the next few days. Kosovo is eliminated.
Sweden 3-0 Kosovo.
Four more minutes are added.
A cross to the near post is touched and then Quaison fails to close the pincer at the far post.
Kulusevski's shot from half distance goes over the top.
Quaison makes the cutback and slips the shot past the keeper to make it 3-0.
Quaison enters and Isak leaves, Sweden change.
Domjoni enters and Vojvoda leaves, Kosovo change.
Selmani enters and Bytyqi leaves, Kosovo change.
Loshaj's shot from half distance goes wide.
Isak takes a shot from outside the box and puts it into the corner of the net.
Isak beats two players inside the box and shoots a double shot that the goalkeeper saves between the posts.
Kulusevski's half-turn is saved by the goalkeeper and sent to a corner.
Goal disallowed to Muriqi of Kosovo for a previous offside.
The ball had drifted into the six-yard box, but the referee called a foul on the Kosovo goalkeeper.
Rashani's header at the near post is deflected wide, but Kosovo continues to close in.
Kulusevski is cautioned and will miss the next game due to accumulation of yellow cards.
Isak's shot is blocked by the goalkeeper.
Muriqi was encouraged with a first-time shot that almost hit the goalkeeper, but he was able to save it with his hand.
The second half begins between Sweden and Kosovo.
Sweden 1-0 Kosovo.
Ekdal has been cautioned and five more minutes are added.
Danielsson commits the foul and the referee gives him a second yellow card.
Danielsson is cautioned.
The yellow card now goes to Loshaj of Kosovo.
Kulusevski's cross to the far post is headed straight to the post by Kulusevski.
Forsberg tricks the goalkeeper with a penalty to open the scoring at the Friends Arena.
After review, the referee awarded a penalty kick to Sweden and cautioned Hadergjonaj.
The VAR is being used to review a play.
Danielsson with a shot from a set piece that goes weakly into the goalkeeper's hands.
The first yellow of the game was given to Sweden's Aliti.
Rashani's half-turn goes wide, but Kosovo is already close.
Forsberg does not make a good control in the area when he had already been left alone to score the first.
Forsberg's shot from mid-range hits the goalkeeper's hands.
Isak's cut and shot hits a defensive leg and the ball ends up in the corner.
Ekdal commits a handball inside the area and Sweden's attacking play is disallowed.
The game begins between Sweden and Kosovo.
The match between Sweden and Kosovo will kick off in a few minutes, in the UEFA qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Alexander Isak with two goals in four games for Sweden and Vedat Muriqi with two goals in five games for Kosovo are the top scorers for their respective nations.
1 Ujkani, 4 Kryeziu, 5 Shala, 6 Fazliji, 8 Halimi, 10 Muslija, 14 Domgioni, 16 Bekaj, 19 Kastrati, 21 Domgjonas.
3 Milosevic, 5 Olsson, 11 Gyokeres, 12 Dahlberg, 13 Eriksson, 14 Sundgren, 15 Serna, 16 Karlsson, 17 Cajuste, 19 Svanberg, 22 Qualson, 23 Nordfeldt.
Short history of Kosovo
Kosovo is the youngest country in this playoffs due to the fact that it became independent in 2008 and only in 2014 was playing the first official match in its history.
12 Muric, 2 Hadergjonaj, 3 Aliti, 13 Rrahmani, 15 Vojvoda, 11 Rashani, 20 Dresevic, 17 Loshaj, 23 Bytyqi, 7 Rashica, 18 Muriqi.
1 Olsen, 2 Kraft, 4 Danielsson, 18 Nilsson, 6 Augustinsson, 7 Claesson, 20 Olsson, 8 Ekdal, 10 Forsberg, 21 Kulusevski, 9 Isak.
A lot of activity
Not only will Sweden's senior national team be active this week, but also the U17 category has had several matches throughout the week.
Sin vana trogen leder Tim Prica segersången! 🕺#SWEU21 🇸🇪 pic.twitter.com/9GkL2uKYnq— Svensk Fotboll (@svenskfotboll) October 8, 2021
How is the group doing?
Spain is first in the group with 14 points, but with two games more than Sweden, which has only nine; Kosovo is in fourth place with 4 points, but if they win this afternoon, they could be in the running for a place in the playoffs.
Sweden and Kosovo clash in an important match ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup when they meet this Saturday. We begin our coverage of the UEFA qualifiers.
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What time is Sweden vs Kosovo match for 2022 World Cup Qualifiers?
This is the start time of the game Sweden vs Kosovo of 9th October in several countries:
Argentina: 1:00 PM in ESPN.
Bolivia: 12:00 PM in ESPN.
Brazil: 1:00 PM in ESPN.
Chile: 12:00 PM in ESPN.
Colombia: 11:00 AM in ESPN.
Ecuador: 11:00 AM in ESPN.
USA (ET): 12:00 PM in TUDN.
Spain: 6:00 PM
Mexico: 11:00 AM in SKY Sports.
Paraguay: 1:00 PM in ESPN.
Peru: 11:00 AM in ESPN.
Uruguay: 1:00 PM in ESPN.
These teams have only faced each other twice. The first took place in 2020 in an international friendly in which Sweden won by the minimum difference and, in March of this year, they played the first elimination match, which Sweden won away by a 3-0 score.
Key player Kosovo
Goalkeeper Aro Muric will have to shine under the three posts if Kosovo wants to get a positive result in one of the most complicated visits they will have in the World Cup qualifiers.
Key player Sweden
Watch out for Alexander Isak, who has started with a bang for Real Sociedad and has been the Swedish team's goal man in recent months both in the qualifiers and at the European Championship.
Last Team Kosovo
12 Aro Muric, 6 Betim Fazliji, 13 Amir Rrahmani, 15 Mërgim Vojvoda, 2 Florent Hadergjonaj, 20 Ibrahim Dresevic, 17 Florian Loshaj, 23 Zymer Bytyqi, 11 Elbasan Rashani, 7 Milot Rashica, 18 Vedat Muriqi
Last Team Sweden
1 Robin Olsen, 14 Filip Helander, 3 Victor Lindelöf, 6 Ludwig Augustinsson, 13 Mattias Johansson, 19 Mattias Svanberg, 20 Kristoffer Olsson, 10 Emil Forsberg, 7 Viktor Claesson, 9 Alexander Isak, 21 Dejan Kulusevski.
Kosovo: to make a splash
A country with little soccer history wants to make a splash and establish itself as a third place in the group that still allows it to fight for a place in the re-qualification; although beyond the results, the sensations it has left in some matches have been very good.
Sweden: making home advantage count
After the surprising defeat against Greece in the last FIFA matchday, Sweden is in their power to qualify and, to do so, they will have to win all their next matches, starting against Kosovo, where they start as the top favorites.
How is the group going?
Sweden is in second place in the group with nine points, although it depends on itself to qualify directly to the World Cup, while Kosovo is second to last with four points and with little chance of advancing.
The Sweden vs Kosovo match will be played at the Friends Arena, in Solna, Sweden. The kick-off is scheduled at 12 pm ET.
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