KOSOVO : FIFA APPROVED PLAYING FOOTBAL
Footbal can bring false euphoria!
A day ago, on 24th of May - F.I.F.A approved Kosovo* to play friendly matches, even tho this southern region of Serbia is not recognized by the UN as independent country. Four years after Kosovo Albanians claimed independence on south region of Serbia - Kosovo, tensions were calmed but, once again, provocation came from Albanians living in Kosovo*.
"On small doors, they want to come on big, making Kosovo* reputable country, with its legality. On small doors, once again, in the time when Belgrade and Pristine need real negotiations - Albanians want to make an political step - and make an false euphoria in their negotiations team, which is very negative. " - says reputable politic analyzer.
This is more politic than a sport move. There has been cases like this, similar to this one, when Baskia (region in Spain) played with its team in friendly games, even with Serbia, but with approval of their mother football association.
Serbian Civilization Cradle
Why Kosovo is so important to Serbs? It represents the "cradle" of whole Serbian civilization. Many historical battles, of great meaning to today borders of Serbia - happened just there, on Kosovo, in XVII and XVIII century.
The second thing is that many churches, orthodox churches, some of them dating from XII century are among first ones that were build from Serbian side. Whole Ottoman resist came from Kosovo, where battles with great Ottoman Empire happened. Many national songs have origin from Kosovo.
In general, whole Serbian history is "down there" - on Kosovo. Now, if You take a look how Albanians are taking "care" of Serbian holly churches, and holly infrastructure in general, You will find dozens of burned orthodox churches, YouTube video where Albanians were climbed on roof of church and they are vandalizing the cross until they totally destroyed it - along with church from XVIII century. Many today nations don't have even history that starts so long ago.
But, Serbs - normal Serbian people, not the ones represented to the World by 90's - are peaceful and they haven't been "aggressors" - never in history, up to day today's. It hurts us, just it would hurt any other nation. Let's "change our shoes", let's see if You can fit. I don't think so! If it would be the American people, NATO would react immediately. But, Serbia is small now. Serbia is now diplomatic country, democratic one - and it search for this solution peacefully. For how long will 6.7 million people will suffer because of Kosovo's question? I'm 22. and I don't see an end.
U.E.F.A and F.I.F.A contradictory
Statute, the main document where policy of organization, or in this case association, is described - is contradictory because one say that "team can play if it is recognized by nations..." , while other say : " country representative team can ONLY play if it is recognized by United Nation as a country. "
So, in one case, you have a sentence which where Kosovo* could somehow manage to play as independent country, with its representation - while by others, Kosovo* couldn't manage to play at any means - because it is NOT recognized by UN United Nations.
Not so long ago, negotiation team of Kosovo* and negotiation team of Serbia, started negotiations in Brussels - in order to resolve the problem of Kosovo's international represent.
After long, and hard negotiations, Serbs managed to negotiate that Kosovo can be on some international forums, but not financial and UN, and with an " * " beside it. Beside little star after "Kosovo", it should be written "country under the rule of EULEX and KFOR, by resolution 1244 of UN " - which means that they are still neutral, and they haven't right to vote at any international question on forums.
This question, as well as negotiated "Kosovo without any independent country symbolic (flag, customs...)" , is now brought to question by agreeing of F.I.F.A to Kosovo's * request to play friendly matches.National Football Association of Serbia haven't agreed to Kosovo's* request, and it would be an international question now - if U.E.F.A and F.I.F.A really let Kosovo* to have its football representation as every other recognized country - without it's mother (Serbian) football association agreement.