Monthly Archives: December 2013

How Would the Kosovo ‘Dream Team’ Look Like

Do you you ever wonder how the Kosovo national football team would look like if the international governing bodies of football, FIFA and UEFA, would let it compete internationally? A Belgium online medium put together a list of 11 potential players that could make the starting line up. They are either citizens of Kosovo, or their parents were born here.

Unfortunately, FIFA nor UEFA have done little justice for the dreams of Kosovars to have a team respresnting them in the international football arena. Most of these players today feature for national teams of Albania, Switzerland, even Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Recently, Belgian media has created a ‘dream team’ of Kosovo football players which in the future could wear the yellow-and-blue shirts.

‘’, has included the youngest Man United talent, Adnan Januzaj, who is also a future possible player for the Belgian national football team.

On this dream team list, Samir Ujkani is the goalkeeper while on the defensive sides are Lorik Canaj and Mergim Mayraj. Right wing and left wing of the future possible team are Taulant Xhaka and Perparim Hetemaj.

The formation 4-5-1 has included mid-fielders such as Granit Xhaka, Valon Behrami, Xherdan Shaqiri, Adnan Januzaj and Valdet Rama. As for the offensive side, its only Admi rMehmedi, currently a player for Freiburg. Mehmedi is originally from Macedonia therefore he wouldn’t be able to play for Kosovo in the future, when our country will be recognized by UEFA or FIFA.

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Lionel Messi wears Albanian designer’s clothes

Apart from being a unique football player, Lionel Messi known for his distinguished style of clothing. The Argentinian superstar is a fashion icon, who never misses a chance to show off his image away from the field. To gain more attention, the Barcelona offensive player has contracted an Albanian fashion designer.

According to Supersport, the special costume which Messi wore after the “Golden Ball” ceremony was designed by an Albanian designer, named Muhamet Hasani. Furthermore, the costume wore by Messi for the “Golden Shoe” ceremony was carefully hand-crafted by the same man, Hasani, who is a part of a giant Italian fashion studio, “ErmeneglidZehna”.

Messi shows that glamour and style are inspired by Mother Nature of our Albanian land.

The original article was posted at Kosovapress webpage. Click here to read the original article.

Shkololli presents Kosovo to an International Audience in Germany

The group exhibit called “To open your eyes: Art and Textiles from the Bauhaus to Today” is now open at the contemporary art museum “Kunsthalle” in Bielefeld, Germany. This time the “newborn country” Kosovo is being represented through the work of Erzen Shkololli.

In this exhibit that will remain open until February 16, 2014, National Gallery of Kosovo director, Erzen Shkololli, will be among the international artists with work on display.

As stated in the notice of the Kunsthalle museum in Bielefeld, Shkololli is displaying his works entitled “Peje, Kosovo, 1998” made during the war in Kosovo. He created his work with different materials that he found in his home, resulting in socks sewn into the shape of a mosaic. The exhibition was organized in honor of 800th anniversary of the foundation of the textile industry.

The exhibition focuses on designs of wefts (or woven) rugs and summarizes different works of textile from the 1960s -70s, including works by Blinky Palermo, Alighiero Boetti, and Sigmar Polke, and continuing on to the works of contemporary artists like Olaf Nicolai, Aiko Tezuka and Erzen Shkololli.

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