Football: Kosovo Boost As FIFA Declare Players Eligible

Football: Kosovo boost as FIFA declare players eligible

ZURICH, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 10th Nov, 2016 ) : FIFA on Thursday authorised two more footballers to play for Kosovo as the country participates in World Cup qualifiers for the first time. Melbourne Victory forward Besart Berisha and defender Mergim Vojvoda of Belgium side Mouscron, who both played for Albania, can now join Kosovo who play Turkey on Saturday. Kosovo's first-ever World Cup qualifying campaign had already been given a lift when 16 players were ruled eligible to join the team in early September. These included players who have already competed for Albania, Switzerland, Germany and Norway. Once Serbia's southern province, Kosovo unilaterally declared independence in 2008 and were granted admission to FIFA last May. After three qualifying matches Kosovo are sitting bottom of Group I after a 1-1 draw in Finland and two defeats.