Avdi Zeqiri announces that his son will play for Kosovo

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Avdi Zeqiri announces that his son will play for Kosovo


Andi Zeqiri’s father said Monday on Albanian television that his son had chosen to wear the Kosovo jersey. “We are waiting for the response from FIFA.”


Andi Zeqiri, who is celebrating a goal here and promoting LS, could soon show his joy in the Kosovo jersey. (KEYSTONE / Salvatore Di Nolfi)


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Andi Zeqiri, who is celebrating a goal here and promoting LS, could soon show his joy in the Kosovo jersey. (KEYSTONE / Salvatore Di Nolfi)


Everything is going very quickly in Andi Zeqiri’s life at the end of September. As the Lausanne-Sport striker is about to finalize his transfer to Brighton, his father Avdi announced on Monday evening that his son had also decided on his international future. “Andi has made his final decision to represent Kosovo,” he said in an interview with Super Sport 2. Even though we are late with the administrative procedure, we hope he will get the green light very quickly. The Kosovar federation and Andi have sent a request to FIFA and we are waiting for the answer. ”

Widely relayed since Monday evening by the followers of the selection of Bernard Challandes, the information has not been confirmed by the main interested party. As for his agent Michel Urscheler, he “does not wish to speak on this file” and specifies “that these remarks only engage Andi’s dad”. Should we therefore take this information with a grain of salt? We played the extract to an Albanian-speaking journalist who assured us of the categorical tone used by Avdi Zeqiri.

If it were to be confirmed, this decision would obviously be a hard blow for the ASF; which would see the most talented striker of his generation leave. Author of seven goals in just four matches during the current U21 campaign, Andi Zeqiri is indeed at the gates of the selection of Vladimir Petkovic and can reasonably hope to join the group for Euro 2021.

Isn’t such a prospect enough to make him consider his future in the Swiss jersey? If the young Lausanne resident ended up responding in the negative, his choice would underscore a double truth. The first economic situation: the impressive progress made by the selection of Bernard Challandes now makes it an attractive address. The second structural: the motivations which push a binational player to choose one selection over another are deeply intimate and go well beyond the athlete’s framework.

Note also that among the M21 selection led by Mauro Lustrinelli, other binationals are found in the same case such as the Romands Bastien Toma and Katriot Imeri.

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