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The end of sports apartheid

The European soccer organization has admitted Kosovo as its newest member, bringing an end to a quarter-century period of isolation for the small country.

Kosovo began organizing association football independently of the former Yugoslavia 26 years ago, but was denied affiliation with international bodies because of politics.

As of today, Kosovo is UEFA’s 55th member, and Kosovar teams will be allowed to compete internationally for the first time in history. Kosovo’s national team may also participate in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

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Getoar Mjeku

Getoar Mjeku

A free man from Prishtina, Dardania, and a lawyer in Texas. He writes anything about his neck of the woods and a few things about languages, history, politics, and world trivia. He helps curate Plisi.org.

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