On June 16, Romania plays at Pristina with Kosovo to a scoreless draw and maintains second place in Group I.
After two days of rain, the game was played in Pristina on a difficult field. The game will begin much later than the planned hour once the referees have tested the field.
After VAR proved to the referee that one of the Kosovar players was offside upon receiving the ball, Kosovo had a goal disallowed. Despite numerous scoring chances for both teams, the score remained 0-0.
Towards the end of the game, something happened. The Kosovar government deemed the chant „Kosovo je Serbia” insulting. Therefore, authorities ordered the Romanian fans to leave the stands. One of the European nations that does not accept Kosovo is Romania.
On Monday, June 19, at 20.45 local time, Switzerland travels to face Romania in the next match.
The top two teams from each group go to the championship game, and Romania has an excellent chance to finish this season in one of the qualifying spots.