• Monday Mar 03, 2014

    Kosovo, Haiti to make history on Wednesday

    Haiti (pictured) will face host Kosovo in a FIFA-sanctioned friendly on March 5, 2014. (Photo: Mexsport)

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Two very distant and distinct countries will unite under the banner of football for an historic international friendly that is sure to capture the attention of the world.

    On Wednesday, Kosovo will play its first FIFA-approved match, when it welcomes Haiti to Mitrovica.

    The former Yugoslavia territory is bidding to become an affiliate of UEFA and FIFA, hoping that the game against the CONCACAF side can assist in its push for membership.

    Following a unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo has been recognized by 23 members of the European Union and 108 members of the United Nations.  It remains, however, unrecognized as a sovereign nation.

    Over the last 12 months, Haiti has fought back for a 2-2 draw with Italy, fell bravely 2-1 to Spain and participated in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

    The match will be also be the first for the Grenadiers under the direction of new head coach Marc Collat, who was named to the position in January.

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