UEFA concerned over inspectors' death threats in Skenderbeu investigation

UEFA concerned over inspectors' death threats in Skenderbeu investigation

European football’s governing body says its disciplinary inspectors involved in Skenderbeu’s investigation have received anonymous death threats, presumably intended to intimidate them and stop them carrying out their work. "These threats will not succeed and the police have also been

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Albania’s sole Europa League contenders face 10-year ban threat over match-fixing

Albania’s sole Europa League contenders face 10-year ban threat over match-fixing

TIRANA, Feb. 16 – Albania’s most successful club of the past decade, Skenderbeu, risk facing a ten-year ban from European competition as part of an ongoing investigation into match-fixing allegations by European football’s governing body, UEFA. The new probe comes

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Incumbent president re-elected for fifth consecutive term as head of Albania’s football

Incumbent president re-elected for fifth consecutive term as head of Albania’s football

TIRANA, Feb. 7 – Armand Duka has been reelected as the president of Albania’s football association, getting a fifth consecutive four-year term at the helm of the country’s most important sports organization. In a voting session held on Wednesday at

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Two Italy-based skiers represent Albania at South Korea’s Winter Olympics

Two Italy-based skiers represent Albania at South Korea’s Winter Olympics

TIRANA, Feb. 6 – Two Italy-based skiers will represent Albania in the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea's Pyeongchang in the country's fourth consecutive appearance at the Winter Olympics. Erjon Tola and Suela Mehilli will both compete in alpine

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Albania international joins Spain’s Levante in surprise move

Albania international joins Spain’s Levante in surprise move

TIRANA, Jan. 31 – Albania’s best striker of the moment, Armando Sadiku, has been transferred to Levante in the Spanish top league in a surprise move following a lukewarm six-month spell with Poland’s reigning champions Legia Warsaw. The 26-year-old Albanian

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Albania drawn against Scotland, Israel in inaugural UEFA Nations League

Albania drawn against Scotland, Israel in inaugural UEFA Nations League

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – Albania have been drawn against Scotland and Israel in the maiden UEFA Nations League, a tournament that largely replaces friendlies but which will also play a major part in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign by deciding

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Albanian lifter set for world bronze medal after Romanian rival fails doping test

Albanian lifter set for world bronze medal after Romanian rival fails doping test

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – Albania's Erkand Qerimaj is on track to get a bronze medal in the men's 77 kg after a Romanian weightlifter who finished third in snatch has been temporarily suspended over failing a doping test. The news

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Albanian gold medalist weightlifter suspended for a second time over doping

Albanian gold medalist weightlifter suspended for a second time over doping

TIRANA, Jan. 17 – Albania's weightlifting has been hit by a new doping scandal, the second in the past three years, marring the reputation of one of Albania's traditionally best performing sports on international stage. Romela Begaj, who last December

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Former Albania prime minister challenges incumbent football president’s 16-year reign

Former Albania prime minister challenges incumbent football president’s 16-year reign

TIRANA, Jan. 12 – Former Socialist Party Prime Minister Bashkim Fino has unveiled his much-rumored and expected candidacy to take over as the new head of Albania’s football association, challenging incumbent president Armand Duka who is seeking a fifth consecutive

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Kukes hire experienced Austrian coach to defend Albanian Superliga title

Kukes hire experienced Austrian coach to defend Albanian Superliga title

TIRANA, Jan. 10 – Albania's defending champions Kukes have hired an experienced Austrian coach following their poor start this season as they trail leaders Skenderbeu by 12 points. Peter Pacult, a former striker who has trained teams in Austria and

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