Kukes remain sole Albania club at European competition

Kukes remain sole Albania club at European competition

TIRANA, Aug. 2 – Kukes is the sole remaining Albanian club to continue the European competition dream, but will now have to fight in the qualifying rounds of the less prestigious Europa League after being knocked out of the Champions

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Two Albania clubs progress to second qualifying rounds

Two Albania clubs progress to second qualifying rounds

TIRANA, July 20 – Kukes and Laà§i are the only two Albania clubs that managed to progress to the second qualifying rounds of European competition this week following lackluster performances and rather lucky qualifications on away goals that do not

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Albania’s Kukes claim hard-earned win over Valleta to keep qualifying hopes alive

Albania’s Kukes claim hard-earned win over Valleta to keep qualifying hopes alive

TIRANA, July 18 – Albania's Kukes scored a late away equalizer against Malta's Valleta to make it to the Champions League second qualifying round following a disappointing goalless draw in last week’s first-leg home encounter. Kukes were lucky to qualify

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Albanian clubs disappoint at first-leg European competition qualifying games

Albanian clubs disappoint at first-leg European competition qualifying games

TIRANA, July 13 – Albanian clubs failed to impress in their first-leg European competition qualification campaigns this week and chances of any Superliga team progressing to the next round have received a severe blow at a time when Skenderbeu, Albania’s

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Albania claims first Mediterranean Games medal at Tarragona 2018

Albania claims first Mediterranean Games medal at Tarragona 2018

TIRANA, June 29 – Luiza Gega has claimed Albania's first medal at the 2018 Mediterranean Games that are taking place in Spain’s Tarragona, winning gold for Albania at the women's 3000m steeplechase. The 29-year-old Albanian middle distance runner completed the

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Albanian clubs face tough European competition opponents

Albanian clubs face tough European competition opponents

TIRANA, June 21 – Albanian teams have been drawn against rather tough opponents for their Champions League and Europa League qualifying campaigns. Kukes are the luckiest team on paper having been drawn against Valleta, a team that has dominated Malta’s

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Tarragona 2018: Albania eyes athletics medals as it bans lifters over doping

Tarragona 2018: Albania eyes athletics medals as it bans lifters over doping

TIRANA, June 19 – Sixty athletes will represent Albania at the 2018 Mediterranean Games that kick off in Spain’s Tarragona this weekend, but weightlifting, the elite discipline that has brought the country most medals since Albania’s 1987 Mediterranean Games debut,

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Irritated Albania fans want De Biasi back as Albania suffer third loss in a row

Irritated Albania fans want De Biasi back as Albania suffer third loss in a row

TIRANA, June 6 – Albania’s coach Christian Panucci was forced to abandon a post-match TV interview as Albania suffered their third humiliating defeat in a row for this year, this time in a friendly against Ukraine and angry fans called

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Pressure mounts on coach Panucci as Albania suffer new humiliating defeat

Pressure mounts on coach Panucci as Albania suffer new humiliating defeat

TIRANA, May 30 – Albania’s national side suffered a humiliating defeat against Kosovo this week in similar style to last March’s Norway loss, triggering fury among fans and sports experts who are now questioning Christian Panucci’s ability to lead Albania

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Albania play Kosovo in derby amid growing rivalry over new talents

Albania play Kosovo in derby amid growing rivalry over new talents

TIRANA, May 29 – Albania will take on Kosovo on Tuesday night in a friendly which is an all-Albanian derby but amid growing rivalry over which national side players of Kosovo roots should pick. Half of Albania’s national side’s 24-man

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