Kosovo vs. Cymru | 2025 European Women’s Championship – WEQ League Stage – Grp B4


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      1. In today’s other group match, Croatia were 1-0 winners over Ukraine. As a result, Cymru sit three points clear at the top of the group after two matches.

      2. RACHEL ROWE

        “I think we needed to find our feet. It’s a small pitch and we had to adjust to a compact game. I think we did especially well in the second half, we had multiple attempts and it was a convincing win for us,” Rowe explained to BBC Wales.

        “We have such a diverse group in experience, I think we’ve got leaders in this squad, it doesn’t matter how many caps you’ve got, we all play our part.”


        “I’m buzzing, I looked twice to see if the flag had gone up for offside. It’s probably on my mother’s Facebook already, it’s a proud moment for me and my family,” Morgan told BBC Wales after the match.

        “It was on a plate for me, It was probably harder to miss. It just shows the work we’re doing is coming out on the pitch, we created multiple opportunities today.”


        Cymru have made the perfect start to the European Qualifiers with the win in Kosovo off the back of victory over Croatia. Rhian Wilkinson’s team have scored 10 goals across those matches with no reply.

        The win against Kosovo was the perfect way to honour Jess Fishlock’s incredible achievement of being capped for the 150th time and she notched up two excellent assists to get Cymru on their way in this match.

        Kosovo had frustrated Cymru but the deadlock was broken on 30 minutes when Josie Green passed to Jess Fishlock who supplied the assist for Rachel Rowe to open the scoring.

        The lead was doubled when Fishlock played a wonderful through ball for the well timed run by Kayleigh Green, who applied an incredibly calm finish to net Cymru’s second goal.

        Wilkinson’s team continued to dominate in the second half as she made full use of her squad, giving as many players as possible the chance for a run out.

        On the hour mark Rowe linked well with Angharad James before unleashing a shot from the edge of the box to put the game well out of Kosovo’s reach.

        Moments later it was Ffion Morgan who got the ball in the net as she finished well from a cross to the far post from Rowe. Cymru were well deserving of their 4-0 lead.

        More goals were to come as Cymru notched up their biggest away win since 2006 as Elise Hughes netted twice to make it 6-0 before the full-time whistle was blown.

        The performance, goals and clean sheet will all have been boxes to tick on Wilkinson’s ‘To Do’ list for the game and her players achieved every task.

      5. Cymru have won their opening two group games in the European Qualifiers. Croatia and Ukraine have now kicked off in today’s other group game. Live updates are available here.


        A superb performance from Rhian Wilkinson’s Cymru who were relentless in their search for goals.

        Both Rachel Rowe and Elise Hughes scored two goals each with Kayleigh Barton and Ffion Morgan also getting themselves noted down as goalscorers.

      7. Goal

        HUGHES Elise

      8. GOAL!!!!

        Elise Hughes grabs a brace as Ceri Holland heads on an assist. Cymru have been relentless in their search for goals against Kosovo.

      9. Modesta Uka has the best chance of the second half for Kosovo in a rare attack but her effort goes wide.

      10. Substitution


      11. Substitution


      12. Goal

        HUGHES Elise

      13. GÔÔÔÔL!!!!

        Elise Hughes makes it 5-0 as Ceri Holland does some lovely work going up the left to present her teammate with the opportunity to score.

      14. 📸 Ffion Morgan takes her goal well.

      15. Substitution

        DAVIES Mayzee replaces GREEN Josie

      16. Elise Hughes heads over the bar after being caught under the ball from Roberts’ headed pass. Cymru are creating plenty of chances.

      17. Sophie Ingle comes close to adding to the lead after Rhiannon Roberts heads the ball down into her path from a free kick into the box. Ingle was free but couldn’t keep her shot down.

      18. Substitution


      19. Substitution


      20. 📸 Rhian Wilkinson will be pleased with she’s seen from her players and is making the most of her squad in this European Qualifier.

      21. Cymru are hungry for more goals as Angharad James sends her shot over the Kosovo crossbar.

      22. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Amazing effort from The Red Wall who have not stopped singing here at the Zahir Pajaziti Stadium.

      23. Substitution

        ROBERTS Rhiannon replaces ROWE Rachel

      24. Substitution

        HUGHES Elise replaces BARTON Kayleigh

      25. Goal

        MORGAN Ffion Alys

      26. GOOOAAAALLLLL!!!

        Rachel Rowe turns provider as she crosses the ball for Ffion Morgan to score at the far post. Cymru are deserving of their lead here in Kosovo.

      27. Goal

        ROWE Rachel

      28. GÔÔÔÔL!!!!

        Rachel Rowe links with Angharad James before unleashing a shot from the edge of the box to make it 3-0!

      29. Substitution


      30. Substitution

        JAMES Angharad replaces ESTCOURT Charlotte

      31. Substitution

        MORGAN Ffion Alys replaces WOODHAM Lily

      32. Substitution

        MORGAN Ffion Alys replaces WOODHAM Lily

      33. Substitution

        JAMES Angharad replaces ESTCOURT Charlotte

      34. SECOND-HALF

        Cymru are back underway with Ffion Morgan replacing Lily Woodham and Angharad James coming off the bench for Charlie Estcourt.

      35. 📸 Kayleigh Green celebrates her goal just before half-time.


        On her 150th appearance for Cymru, Jess Fishlock sets up the two Cymru goals as they take a 2-0 lead into the half-time interval in Kosovo.

        Cymru have been dominant in the game but after the Kosovan defence frustrated Rhian Wilkinson’s team early on, Rachel Rowe and Kayleigh Green have found the back of the net from some lovely passages of play.

      37. Goal

        BARTON Kayleigh

      38. Goal

        BARTON Kayleigh

      39. GOAL!!!!

        Kayleigh Barton has doubled Cymru’s lead as she’s released by a lovely through ball from Jess Fishlock into her well timed run. The finish was cool!

      40. Barton breaks free into the box and squares the ball in the box but Fishlock is blocked from taking a shot to double Cymru’s lead.

      41. Goal

        ROWE Rachel

      42. Goal

        ROWE Rachel

      43. GÔÔÔÔL!!!!

        Cymru have taken the lead through Rachel Rowe! Some lovely build-up play as Josie Green passes to Jess Fishlock who supplies the assist.

      44. Cymru apply more pressure to the Kosovo defence but goalkeeper Demiri is looking confident and comes for a cross to remove the danger on her goal.

      45. Woodham’s corner is sent to the back post and Kosovo manage to get the ball away from danger.

      46. Rowe looked to have got herself through on goal but she’s stopped by a Ramadani sliding tackle.

      47. Ingle wins the ball in midfield as the Kosovo attack breaks down but after the ball was played out to Barton, her cross into the box for Fishlock lands on top of the goal net.

      48. 📸 The team photo.

      49. Holland crosses into the box but Kosovan goalkeeper Demiri pushes the ball away. Cymru keep possession and the move ends with Woodham shooting wide. A great chance for Cymru.

      50. Cymru are looking dangerous around the Kosovo box as Fishlock’s strike wins the first corner of the game.

      51. Cymru are beginning to keep possession of the ball and are patiently looking for a way through the Kosovo defence.

      52. KICK OFF!

        This European Qualifier is underway. What a moment for Jess Fishlock and her family as she makes her 150th appearance for Cymru. She also wears the captain’s armband today.

      53. Kick off is approaching here at the Zahir Pajaziti Stadium in Kosovo.

      54. Here’s the lineup Rhian Wilkinson has selected to face Kosovo…

      55. SOPHIE INGLE

        Sophie Ingle also spoke to the media today for the first time since announcing her decision to relinquish the Cymru captaincy. She also heaped praise on her long-standing teammate Jess Fishlock ahead of her landmark 150th cap.

        “It’s tough to explain because how good she is. We all know her qualities on the pitch, but I think more importantly off the pitch about how humble she is and her dedication to our national team. I think the stat was out of those 150 games she would have started 148 of them, which is mind blowing really.

        “The fact that she’s played in America for say 10 years and flown back every single time to not miss a Welsh game shows the dedication she’s shown to this team, us as a group of girls and how important she sees this national team.”

        Click here to watch on RedWall+.


        Jess Fishlock spoke to the media earlier today ahead of her 150th Cymru appearance.

        “It’s hard because obviously everyone’s talking about the 150 caps which I appreciate immensely but for me I need to make sure that I put in a good performance, and more importantly we get the win that we want. After the game I’ll be flooded with loads of emotions that I’ll need to try and regulate.

        “Playing for Wales is the highlight of my career and some people might understand that but some people might not. I’ve had a great club career and still love playing for my club but there’s nothing, nothing that can compare to playing for Wales and what it means.

        “Obviously I was born in Cardiff and grew up with my family being very patriotic and understanding what it means to be Welsh. I never thought my career would be like this sitting here with 150 caps and I’ve been so fortunate to put on this jersey that many times. I don’t take a single second of my time with Wales for granted and I enjoy every single moment of it.”

        Click here to watch on RedWall+.

      57. Cymru head coach Rhian Wilkinson has confirmed Jess Fishlock will captain Cymru on her 150th appearance against Kosovo.

      58. Cymru face Kosovo in their second 2025 UEFA Women’s EURO qualifier at Stadiumi Zahir Pajaziti on Tuesday. Rhian Wilkinson’s side will look to build on a perfect start to the campaign following a 4-0 victory over Croatia in Wrexham last week.

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