Kosovo ac­cepted as a mem­ber of UEFA

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Kosovo has been ac­cepted as a mem­ber of UEFA, be­com­ing the 55th mem­ber of Eu­ro­pean foot­ball’s gov­ern­ing body de­spite strong op­po­si­tion from neigh­bour­ing Ser­bia, from which it de­clared in­de­pen­dence in 2008. UEFA’s mem­ber fed­er­a­tions voted 28-24 to ac­cept Kosovo. Two votes were de­clared in­valid. Kosovo Pres­i­dent Hashim Thaci said: “Kosovo in UEFA! The best news for count­less fans in our repub­lic. Now we will play in in­ter­na­tional cham­pi­onships, some games will be won and some lost but no one will ever keep us out from green fields.”

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