Kosovo beat Faroe Islands in first full international

Albert Bunjaku (centre) of Kosovo celebrates scoring the opening goal
Friday's match was played at the Volksbank stadium, home to third tier German club FSV Frankfurt

Kosovo won their first fully-recognised international courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Faroe Islands, despite playing for nearly an hour with 10 men.

Albert Bunjaku headed Kosovo into the lead just before half-time, shortly after Manchester City's Bursant Celina was sent off for shoving an opponent.

Elbasan Rashani finished off a counter-attack to seal Kosovo's win in stoppage time in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Faroes had Bogi Petersen dismissed 10 minutes from full-time.

"I expected a difficult game and it was even more difficult with 10 players," said Kosovo coach Albert Bunjaki. "We have to work hard but I can say Kosovo has a good future in the football."

Kosovo was accepted as a member of European soccer's governing body Uefa in May, with Fifa accepting them the following week.

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