Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 16th 2015 Contents ST JULIAN'S---Kosovo can take a step
closer to joining UEFA this week, a move
that could lead to a place in 2018 World
Membership of Europe s football gov-
erning body will allow the former Serbian
enclave s national team and clubs to start
playing in continental competitions.
That is the first step required before
gaining Fifa membership, part of Kosovo s
wider push for international recognition
since defying Serbia by declaring inde-
pendence in 2008.
UEFA s executive committee can rule
the Balkan republic eligible to apply when
it opens a two-day session on Thursday
Full membership can only be granted
by UEFA s annual congress, which meets
in March in Budapest, Hungary.
"We are expecting in March to be full
members of UEFA and (then) Fifa and to
catch the qualification," Kosovo Football
Federation secretary general Eroll Salihu
said in the Maltese coastal town of St
Julian s yesterday.
With fast-track support from Fifa, Koso-
vo could kick off World Cup qualifying
Fifa s 209 members could allow Kosovo
to join at meetings in Mexico City next
May, allowing time to place Kosovo in one
of the two European qualifying groups
which have only five teams instead of six.
"Because there are two groups with five,
we hope to be like all others in this qual-
ification," Salihu said.
Fifa said it "cannot make comments
about potential scenarios."
UEFA is now supporting Kosovo s case
after resisting previous efforts by Fifa to
let its teams play opponents from other
"Based on our commitment and the
will UEFA is showing to resolve Kosovo s
problem, we believe that in Malta the UEFA
executive committee will propose to the
congress a solution for us," Fadil Vokrri,
the FFK president, said.
In May 2012, Fifa President Sepp Blatter
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No. 125 of 2015
IN THE MATTER OF THE REAL PROPERTY
ACT CHAPTER 56:02 SEC. 136
In The Matter of The Application of:
GLORIA LEONORA SANTANA and CODAL
CATHERINE WILLIAMS both of
No. 22 St. Louis Drive, Hyacinth Court,
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that unless
good cause to the contrary is shown within
fourteen days from the publication of this
notice the Registrar General of Trinidad and
Tobago will issue a new Certificate of Title in
respect of that piece of land situate in the
Ward of Chaguanas in the Island of Trinidad
comprising FIVE HUNDRED AND NINE
POINT EIGHT SQUARE METRES be the
same more or less delineated and coloured
pink in the plan registered in Volume 4737
Folio 389 being portion of the lands described
in the Certificate of Title in Volume 3009 Folio
435 and shown as Lot 22 in the General Plan
filed in Volume 3408 Folio 415 and bounded
on the North by a road reserved 10.06 metres
wide on the South by a drain reserve 1.50
metres wide on the East by Lot 23 and on the
West by Lot 21 and now described in
Certificate of Title Volume 4877 Folio 495.
Dated this 5th day of August, 2015.
BERLIN---All football players across the
Bundesliga first and second divisions are
to show their solidarity for people fleeing
war and poverty by wearing patches for
this weekend s round.
All players will carry a patch on their
left arm saying "We re helping,
(hashtag)refugeeswelcome" instead of an
advertisement logo for logistics company
Hermes. The initiative is also being sup-
ported by German tabloid Bild. Hermes
gave up advertising in a similar manner
last season to help German Cancer Aid.
Hertha Berlin general manager Michael
Preetz says, "The refugees crisis concerns
everyone, nobody can look away. We Bun-
desliga clubs can ... no, we must use our
reach, influence, and ability to help the
many refugees who have already suffered
We re helping,
(hashtag)refugeeswelcome is a brilliant
initiative and one we re happy to support."
to wear 'Refugees
announced that Kosovo clubs and national teams
should be cleared to play friendly matches.
That was soon blocked by Platini, who sided with
Serbian officials and cited a "purely political" decision.
Russia, a traditional Serbian ally, and Spain, which
opposes independence movements in its own regions,
have also opposed Kosovo s football diplomacy.
A breakthrough came in January 2014 when Fifa
ruled that Kosovo teams could play international
matches, except against teams from other parts of
the former Yugoslavia.
As a further security measure, Fifa said Kosovo
"may not display national symbols (flags, emblems,
etc.) or play national anthems" at these matches.
Kosovo s national team finally made its debut in
March 2014, drawing 0-0 with Haiti in Mitrovica.
Though Kosovo is not formally recognised by the
United Nations---as UEFA statutes require of its mem-
bers---it won a sports politics victory last December
when it was granted recognition by the International
Olympic Committee. (AP)
Kosovo set to gain entry into
European football competitions
LONDON---Arsenal says midfielder Jack Wilshere
is to undergo surgery on his left fibula and is expect-
ed to be out for three months.
The decision was made after scans showed healing
from the initial injury, a break in August, was not
progressing as well as hoped.
The England international will have a small plate
inserted into his leg.
Wilshere missed a majority of the 2014-15 season
after undergoing left ankle surgery last November,
returning in April for the last six games of the season.
Arsena's Wilshere having
surgery on left fibula
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