Match 4, Italy - Albania, Euro 2024
Match 15, Croatia - Albania, Euro 2024
Match 27, Albania - Spain, Euro 2024
The Albania national team began its history even before the creation of the country's Football Association. It first applied to participate in the Balkan Cup in 1929 but withdrew from participation before the start of the competition. The team's first official game occurred in 1946 against the Yugoslav national team. Albanian football players joined FIFA in 1932 and UEFA in 1954. The first serious tournament for the team was participation in the qualification of the 2016 European Championship. Even though it took 3rd place in the group, it did not make the play-offs. As of March 2024, the Albanian national team is 64th in the FIFA rankings.
As a result of the Euro 2024 qualification draw, Albania will play in Group E along with the national teams of Poland, the Czech Republic, Moldova, and the Faroe Islands. After the qualification matches, the Albanians became the first in the group and advanced to the group stage of Euro 2024. The team got into Group B along with Spain, Croatia and Italy. Albania's team's rivals are strong, but it can definitely surprise everyone.
Experts believe Albania's success is based on the ability to seize the moment and organize a counterattack. Moreover, it knows how to play defense. According to statistics, Albanians do not create many chances in matches, but they use them wisely to score a goal. The head coach of the national team, Sylvinho, and the players work closely on the team's development and improving its results.
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