Zvezda`s entrance in Kosovo, not allowed

Kosovo Police stopped the Belgrade Red Star football team from entering the country on Wednesday, saying it had no permission to play a match with a local team in the Serb-dominated north.

Kosovo authorities on Wednesday banned a football match from taking place in the disputed Serb-dominated north of the country between Serbian club Red Star and a local team, Trepca, which it does not recognise, after calling it a “serious provocation”.

“We will not allow it [the match] because in that case all sporting principles, respective statutes and the state’s territorial integrity would be violated,” the Secretary General of the Kosovo Football Federation, FFK, Eroll Salihu, told BIRN.

Serbian media reported that the Serbian players had already arrived on the Serbia-Kosovo border crossing at Jarinje but were not allowed to enter Kosovo by a strong Kosovo Police presence.

Autor: BalkanInsight