Tirana secure Superliga promotion following embarrassing first-ever relegation

Tirana secure Superliga promotion following embarrassing first-ever relegation

TIRANA, April 16 – Tirana have mathematically secured their Albanian Superliga promotion following an embarrassing first-ever relegation in their almost century-long history in the top flight of the Albanian football as the country's historically most successful club. The promotion came

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Albania’s Skenderbeu win first legal battle at Court of Arbitration for Sport

Albania’s Skenderbeu win first legal battle at Court of Arbitration for Sport

TIRANA, April 13 – Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says it has turned down a decision by Albania’s Football Association that stripped Skenderbeu of their 2015-2016 Superliga title over lack of legal basis in imposing sanctions at a

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Albania’s Napoli fullback in fresh talks to revise contract, release clause

Albania’s Napoli fullback in fresh talks to revise contract, release clause

TIRANA, April 2 – Albania’s Napoli fullback Elseid Hysaj is reportedly holding fresh talks with Italian Serie A side Napoli who seem willing to extend his contract and increase his release clause as the 24-year-old Albania international has become the

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Albanian women claim first World Cup qualifying campaign victory

Albanian women claim first World Cup qualifying campaign victory

TIRANA, April 11 – Albanian women claimed their first World Cup qualifying campaign victory this week as they beat Belarus with a late winner to avenge their first-leg away defeat. Midfielder Lucie Gjini gave Albania a long-awaited first win just

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Albania's Skenderbeu handed 10-year ban over match-fixing in worst ever UEFA punishment

Albania's Skenderbeu handed 10-year ban over match-fixing in worst ever UEFA punishment

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, March 29 – Albania's Skenderbeu has been handed a 10-year ban from European competition by UEFA over match fixing and fined €1 million in the worst ever punishment for a European club unless the Court of

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Albanian lifter becomes European champion, overshadowing country’s doping scandal

Albanian lifter becomes European champion, overshadowing country’s doping scandal

TIRANA, March 29 – Briken Calja claimed three gold medals at the European Senior Weightlifting Championships in Romania this week, bringing back glory to Albanian weightlifting following a doping scandal earlier this year. The 28-year-old Albanian lifted 146 kg in

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Albania’s Italian coach under fire following humiliating Norway defeat

Albania’s Italian coach under fire following humiliating Norway defeat

TIRANA, March 28 – Albania’s Italian coach Christian Panucci has come under fire over the national side’s humiliating 1-0 home loss against Norway in the first 2018 test ahead of next September’s kick off of the Nations League, a tournament

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Albania coach worried over key players’ condition ahead of Norway friendly

Albania coach worried over key players’ condition ahead of Norway friendly

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, March 19 – Albania's Italian coach Christian Panucci has expressed concern over the condition of some key players due to few playing opportunities with their clubs as the national side takes on Norway in a friendly

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Lazio sporting director says he could leave only if he becomes Albania’s coach

Lazio sporting director says he could leave only if he becomes Albania’s coach

TIRANA, March 5 – Former Albania international Igli Tare says he is happy with Lazio in Italy’s Serie A where he ended his career as a professional striker in 2008 and has been serving as the club’s sporting director for

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Thousands petition UEFA against Skenderbeu’s disciplinary proceedings

Thousands petition UEFA against Skenderbeu’s disciplinary proceedings

TIRANA, Feb. 22 – Thousands of fans packed Korà§a’s main boulevard this week in a peaceful march to protest and petition against UEFA disciplinary proceedings that could see Skenderbeu banned for up to ten years from European competition on match-fixing

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