Next month young girls from all over the world will travel to Papua New Guinea to participate in the U20 World Cup. Sweden being one of the nations will send around 20 players, one of which is Loreta Kullashi.
The age range in the Swedish squad varies from 1996 and younger. The youngest is born 1999 and it happens to be miss Kullashi. The Swedish team will take on Brazil, North Korea and hosters Papua New Guinea in group A.
17-year-old Kullashi, who was actually born in Finland, is no new name to the Swedish national teams. During the U17 Euro last year she scored a total of six goals and helped Sweden advance to the Elite Round. A 13-0 win against Romania resulted in four goals from Kullashi and in the final round they beat Russia 2-0. Guess who scored both goals? Loreta Kullashi of course.
Apart from the blue and yellow jersey she also holds the black and yellow one belonging to the AIK women’s team. This year they’ve played in the Swedish second division, Elitettan and Kullashi’s resume on the goal scoring chart? 14 goals in 19 rounds! No wonder several Swedish articles has listed her as a talent to keep an eye on.
With Kosovare Asllani as a pioneer introducing Albanian women to Swedish football, Loreta Kullashi is following her lead. This is Sweden’s new rising star!