MOSCOW, Jul 29 - R-Sport. The head of the Union of European football associations (UEFA) Michel Platini promised that the football Federation of Kosovo (FFK) will become a full member of the international football Federation (FIFA) at the beginning of next year, the national team will be added in group I of qualifying tournament of world Cup 2018 in Russia with the national teams of Croatia and Ukraine, reports Jutarnji List.
in January of 2014 FIFA not fully recognized football Federation, the self-proclaimed Kosovo. The relevant agreement was reached at a meeting in Zurich, which was attended by the head of FIFA Joseph Blatter, the head of the Football Federation of Kosovo, Fadil, Vokrri and the head of the Football Association of Serbia, Tomislav Karadzic.
"It is important to make the 1st step. To realistically expect that early next year we will become a full member of the international Football family, Michel Platini assured us, because it would be a formality at the Congress (FIFA). And what we get in a strong group, we are less concerned about anything, " he said Vokrri.
The draw for the qualifying round of the world championship took place in the Konstantinovsky Palace in St. Petersburg on the first day of the weekend. In group I were the national teams of Croatia, Iceland, Ukraine, Turkey, Finland.
According to Vokrri, six players of the national team of Switzerland with Kosovar roots will have the right to choose which national team to play." They will decide for themselves whether will continue to play for Switzerland or go home. They can choose the fate. The overwhelming majority declared itself the players come back, we'll have a strong team, " added Vokrri.
Platini on Wednesday announced that makes his candidacy for the position of President of FIFA.