World Bulletin / News Desk
Kosovo will submit a bid to become a member of UEFA during the continental body's next congress in 2016, European football's governing body confirmed on Friday.
Membership of UEFA would allow the former Serbian enclave's national team and clubs to start playing in continental competitions.
UEFA's executive committee ruled that the Balkan republic was eligible to apply during a two-day session in Malta this week.
Full membership can be granted only by UEFA's annual congress, which meets in March in Budapest, Hungary.
Kosovo are currently only allowed to play friendly matches organised by world football govering body FIFA.
UEFA currently consists of 54 national association members.Last Mod: 18 Eylül 2015, 16:41