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KOSOVO: Training takes place at the stadium in Prishtina

KOSOVO: Training takes place at the stadium in Prishtina

Away from City, much of the football world’s focus is on the World Cup qualifiers currently taking place.

Today will be a historic day in Eastern Europe as Kosovo play their first ever official match but they are still unsure who will be eligible to represent them.

As Nick Ames in the Guardian writes: “Kosovo’s first World Cup qualifier takes place in Turku on Monday evening and Bunjaki is still awaiting confirmation from Fifa that half a dozen of his best players will be eligible.

“That was hindrance enough on Saturday; imagine, then, the inconvenience when Kosovo were informed the final decision would not be given until 3pm on matchday, fewer than seven hours before kick-off.

“It’s going to be about minutes, not hours,” says Bunjaki of the margins involved in finalising his selection, and while the coach refuses to complain about his lot there is no escaping the farcical nature of the situation.


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