Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Estadio Olimpico in Seville will host Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier between Spain and Kosovo. La Furia Roja dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Greece, but Dani Olmo’s late goal helped the team beat Georgia in their second group game. The Leipzig rising star should be recalled to the starting XI, as well as Thiago Alcantara and Sergio Ramos for the Kosovo clash.
Despite failing to find the net in the 2-1 win over Georgia, Juventus striker Alvaro Morata should continue to lead the line for Luis Enrique’s team. The Kosovars, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 3-0 loss to Sweden, and we do not believe that they are capable of shocking Spain in Seville. Midfielder Bernard Berisha is banned for the match, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the star-studded hosts. This will be the first ever meeting between the two national teams.
Highlighted Player (Sergio Ramos):
Over the years Sergio Ramos has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world. The Spanish footballer was born in Camas on 30 March, 1986 and he is a product of Sevilla’s youth academy. He made 39 league appearances for Sevilla and he played 26 games for the reserve team as well from 2003 to 2005.
In the summer of 2005 Sergio Ramos signed a deal with Real Madrid for a fee of €27 million and it has to be noted that he made 33 appearances for the capital club in the 2005/2006 La Liga campaign. The 183-cm-tall full back is capable of playing as a right back as well and, as a result, he often scores for Real Madrid.
Sergio Ramos helped Real Madrid win two Champions League trophies (2013/2014, 2015/2016) and he has three La Liga titles with los Blancos. The Spanish defender won the 2010 FIFA World Cup with la Furia Roja, while clinching Euro 2008 and 2010 titles with the Spanish national team as well.
Highlighted Team (Kosovo):
Despite the fact that a number of countries have yet to recognize Kosovo, they have been participating in the World Cup qualifiers September 5, 2016. Kosovo did well to hold Finland to a 1-1 draw in their opener, but they were outclassed by Croatia (0-6) in their second group game.
Albert Bunjaki’s men have slim chances of qualifying for the showpiece tournament in Russia, but, no doubt, they will use qualifying matches to gain a much-needed experience. Kosovo recorded their biggest win over Monaco on April 22, 2006, but they were not a member of FIFA back then. The Kosovo national football team played their first ever international friendly against Haiti in March 2014 and the match ended in a goalless draw.
Kosovo footballers wear blue shirts and black shorts when playing at home, while they play in yellow shirts and yellow shorts when facing their rivals on the road. Albert Bunjaku, who played for the likes of Nurnberg and Kaiserslautern in the past, is the team’s most notable player.