Kosovo clubs denied UEFA license for European competitions

European football's governing body UEFA has informed Kosovo clubs that they will not be allowed to play in its competitions next season.

Source: B92, Tanjug

The reason is their failure to meet requirements, UEFA said on Thursday.

Due to the poor state of their infrastructure and finances, UEFA has banned Kosovo champions Feronikeli and cup winners Pristina from Champions League and Europa League qualifications, respectively.

"We received a letter from UEFA stating that we have not been granted a license - they requested our financial reports for the past two years and we could not provide them so soon, and UEFA also told us that we cannot play in another country except in the event of war," Pristina's Zeri paper quoted Feronikeli director Artan Berisa.

UEFA and FIFA last month admitted Kosovo's football association as their member, enabling Kosovo clubs to play in European competitions. Tanjug reported.

Serbia is contesting these decisions before the Lausanne-based Court for Arbitration for Sport (CAS).


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