It was announced yesterday, or at least reported in the New York Times, that Kosovo has finally been given a chance to form their own soccer team and compete in international "friendly competitions." This may or may not make them eligible for the next World Cup, but it's still a big step and we felt inclined to post a big congratulations to the country. We watched the final matches of Euro Cup 2012 in Kosovo - mostly outside on pull down projection screens, on computers, on sides of buildings. It was fan-demonium punctuated by calls to prayer and we wondered just how into it they would be if they had their own team to root for. We wrote about the experience here. Good luck Team Kosovo!