Manchester United teenager Adnan Januzaj will not feature for Kosovo in their first full international outing next month, according to his father, although the midfielder could play for the nation were they to become an official FIFA member.
FIFA have allowed Kosovo to play friendly matches against full member nations with the caveat that they do not qualify as international features, but Januzaj will not feature when they face Turkey on March 5.
There is, however, scope for the Old Trafford starlet to appear for Kosovo in the future with his father keen to see his son play for the country where he was born.
"I was born there and I would like my son to play for the national team of my country, but the matter is delicate, because the Kosovo FA is not yet a member of FIFA," Abedin Januzaj told Kohavision.
"Maybe one day Adnan will play for Kosovo, but for now, this will not happen. And we have a lot of time to think about everything."
Januzaj qualifies to play for Kosovo, Serbia and Belgium, while he could eventually be naturalised by England, but the 19-year-old has yet to provide an indication as to which country he will choose to represent.
The Manchester United midfielder is understandably being coveted by all of these countries having flourished under David Moyes during his maiden campaign during the club’s first team.