Albania U21s drawn against Kosovo as rivalry over talents gets tougher

Albania U21s drawn against Kosovo as rivalry over talents gets tougher

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, Dec. 14 – Albania’s under-21s have been drawn against Kosovo for the 2021 European Championship qualifiers in the first official encounter between the two neighboring Albanian-speaking countries since Kosovo’s 2016 admission as a UEFA and FIFA

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Albania’s Partizani emerge top favorites for long-awaited Superliga title

Albania’s Partizani emerge top favorites for long-awaited Superliga title

TIRANA, Dec. 10 – Albania’s Partizani have emerged as top favorites to claim a long-awaited Superliga title this season in what could be a major triumph for an elite Albanian club that has been trophiless at the top flight of

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Albania target Euro 2020 finals through second spot finish in tough qualifying group

Albania target Euro 2020 finals through second spot finish in tough qualifying group

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, Dec. 3 – Albania have been drawn in a tough Euro 2020 qualifying campaign group stage with reigning world champions France and will apparently be fighting for a second spot with Iceland and Turkey in a

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Albania reconfirms Panucci for Euro 2020 qualifiers

Albania reconfirms Panucci for Euro 2020 qualifiers

TIRANA, Nov. 22 – Albania’s football association has confirmed Christian Panucci will be given another chance as Albania coach and lead the Red & Black through the Euro 2020 qualifiers despite the national side’s poor track record under the Italian’s

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Morale-boosting win against Wales saves Panucci from early Albania departure

Morale-boosting win against Wales saves Panucci from early Albania departure

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, Nov. 21 – Albania claimed a hard-earned victory in a home friendly with Wales on Tuesday night in a morale booster for the national side and under-pressure Italian coach Christian Panucci ahead of the upcoming Euro

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Friendly against Wales could be make or break for under-fire Albania coach

Friendly against Wales could be make or break for under-fire Albania coach

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, Nov. 19 – The upcoming friendly against Wales could be Christian Panucci’s last as head of Albania’s national side following an embarrassing 4-0 home loss against Scotland that saw Albania relegated to League D of the

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Albania likely to sack Panucci in case of failure in next two games

Albania likely to sack Panucci in case of failure in next two games

TIRANA, Nov. 15 – The upcoming Nations League qualifier against Scotland and a friendly with Wales in the next few days could prove decisive for Christian Panucci and his fate as Albania’s coach, Albania’s football association president has warned. “We

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Albania desperately need Scotland win to keep Nations League hopes alive

Albania desperately need Scotland win to keep Nations League hopes alive

TIRANA, Nov. 12 – Albania desperately need to win their final Nations League qualifier against Scotland in order to calm down the situation at the national side following a series of embarrassing losses that have placed Italian coach Christian Panucci

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Partizani handed two-game stadium ban over racist behavior

Partizani handed two-game stadium ban over racist behavior

TIRANA, Nov. 1 – Albania's football association has ordered Tirana-based Partizani to play two games behind closed doors over racist behavior after fans displayed an anti-Greek banner at an Albanian Superliga fixture earlier this week. The disciplinary committee of the

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Albanian winger claims Croatia’s ‘player of week’ award

Albanian winger claims Croatia’s ‘player of week’ award

TIRANA, Oct. 25 – Albanian winger Myrto Uzuni has been announced the best player of Croatia’s top league for the championship’s 11th week following his decisive role in the 2-0 home victory that his Lokomotiva Zagreb side claimed last weekend

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