Albania

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 Gianluigi Buffon: “I blew €20m, it went up in smoke but I safeguarded the livelihoods of 1,200 families.”  Photograph:  Claudio Villa/Getty Images

A small but significant piece of football history should unfold at the Stadio Renzo Barbera on Friday night. Italy’s World Cup qualifier against Al(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo inspired his Portugal side to the final. Photograph: Reuters

Iceland: The fact Iceland were at the championships was one of the stories of the tournament. The fact they reached the quarter-finals and knocked ou(...)

Albania pulled of a famous result as they beat Romania, their first ever win at a major tournament. Photograph: Getty

While accepting Joachim Löw’s argument about the diluted quality of some of the football on display, in particular some of the caution shown by the “s(...)

Albania’ celebrate their opening goal in their famous 1-0 win over Romania in Lyon. Photograph: AP

Romania 0 Albania 1 Giovanni De Biasi was awarded Albanian citizenship after the Italian coach secured the country’s first appearance at an interna(...)

 Armando Sadiku  of Albania reacts in front of his supporters during the  Euro 2016 group A  match against Switzerland at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

Albania 0 Switzerland 1 Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka won the battle of the brothers as Albania’s debut at a major tournament ended in defeat. The n(...)

Albania manager  Gianni de Biasi has led his side to a first ever major championship.

Prospects One of three teams that started the qualifiers as fifth seeds, Albania’s is already one of the tournament’s great stories but it would th(...)

Poland’s Kamil Grosicki vies for a ball with Finland’s goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky. Photograph: Getty Images

Kamil Grosicki and Pawel Wszolek scored two goals each as an experimental Poland lineup thrashed Finland 5-0 in a friendly on Saturday to extend thei(...)