FIFA meets Serbian officials for talks on Kosovo

Updated: 31 May 2012 18:27 IST

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is meeting with UEFA and Serbian football officials to explain the body's decision to allow member nations to play international matches against teams from Kosovo.

Budapest, Hungary:

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is meeting with UEFA and Serbian football officials to explain the body's decision to allow member nations to play international matches against teams from Kosovo.

Kosovo has been out of world football since declaring independence from Serbia in 2008, but its sovereignty has not been recognised by the United Nations.

FIFA's executive committee approved the decision last week despite objections from UEFA President Michel Platini.

UEFA statutes require member countries to have UN recognition.

Blatter says talks in Zurich on Thursday will clarify if Kosovo teams can play home matches, but "the basis of the decision is not changed."

Topics : Football Mexico South Africa Republic of Ireland France Federation Internationale de Football Association
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