Sheffield Wednesday's Atdhe Nuhiu in line to face England after Vedat Muriqi's withdrawal
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Sheffield Wednesday's Atdhe Nuhiu in line to face England after Vedat Muriqi's withdrawal

Sheffield Wednesday supporters could find their loyalties divided when England face Kosovo on Sunday.

The Three Lions are due at the Pristina City Stadium, where Wednesday’s Atdhe Nuhiu has – perhaps – a 50-50 chance of starting for the hosts.

To the disappointment of several of an Owls persuasion, Nuhiu was an unused substitute when the two nations met in Southampton two months ago.

But after the Kosovan FA confirmed the withdrawal of Vedat Muriqi due to an ankle injury, the divisive Sheffield Wednesday striker has only Elba Rashani standing in his way of facing the country of his residence.

Rashani, who plays in Norway for Odds BK, has fewer caps than Nuhiu (eight to the 29-year-old’s 13) but has scored more goals (four to Nuhiu’s two).

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Nuhiu does, however, possess a physical advantage over the 26-year-old.

Muriqi in action for Kosovo against England. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Muriqi, who scored in Kosovo’s 5-3 defeat at St Mary’s, has been strongly linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur after impressing for Fenerbahce this season.

And it is likely that, when fit, Muriqi will continue as first choice for Kosovo – who can climb to second in Group A with a win.

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