Kosovo dealt a blow in their quest for FIFA recognition
Serbia's permission needed for matches
Kosovo's long struggle to be recognised by FIFA and play full international matches were dealt a blow recently. FIFA offered to allow the Football Federation of Kosovo to arrange international friendlies with the understanding that they would need to get Serbian permission first and any games would take place at a neutral venue without any symbols of the Kosovan state. Unsurprisingly, the Kosovan authorities rejected the proposal, as Steve Menary explains on his blog Outcasts! The Lands That FIFA Forgot.