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2022 FIFA World Cup UEFA Group I qualification match

Albania 0 England 2 [0-1]
Match Summary
Albania Squad
England Squad
Team Records
The Shqiponjat Squad for the matches against Andorra, England and San Marino  March 2021 
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Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Ajeti, Arlind Afrim 25 September 1993
in Basel, Switzerland
27 CD AC Reggiana 1919, Italy 20 1
also has various Swiss youth appearances
Bajrami, Nedim 28 February 1999
in Zürich, Switzerland
22 AM FC Empoli, Italy 0 0
also has various Swiss youth appearances
Bare, Keidi 28 August 1997 23 AM RCD Espanyol de Barcelona, Spain 11 2
Berisha, Etrit Fadil 10 March 1989
in Pristina, Yugoslavia
32 G Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor, Italy 65 0
Broja, Armando 10 September 2001
in Slough, England
19 F SBV Vitesse, Netherlands, on loan from Chelsea FC, England 4 0
Çikalleshi, Sokol 27 July 1990 30 F Konyaspor Kulübü, Turkey 39 10
Çokaj, Enis 23 February 1999 22 DM Nk Lokomotiva Zagreb, Croatia 0 0
Doka, Albi 26 June 1997 23 RB Hnk Gorica, Croatia 3 0
Gjasula, Klaus Fatmir 14 December 1989 31 DM Hamburger SV, Germany 10 0
Gjimshiti, Berat Ridvan 19 February 1993
in Zürich, Switzerland
28 CD Atalanta Bergamasco Calcio, Italy 36 1
also has various Swiss youth appearances
Hoxhallari, Erion 15 October 1995 25 LB KF Tirana B, on loan from KF Tirana 1 0
Hysaj, Elseid Gëzim 20 February 1994 27 RB SSC Napoli, Italy 58 1
Ismajli, Ardian Ilmi 30 September 1996 24 CD Spezia Calcio, Italy 15 1
also has one Kosovo appearance & nine U21 apps
Kallaku, Sherif 1 March 1998 23 CM Nk Lokomotiva Zagreb, Croatia 3 0
Kamberi, Florian 8 March 1995
in Zürich, Switzerland
26 F Aberdeen FC, England, on loan from Fc St. Gallen 1879, Switzerland 0 0
also has various Swiss youth appearances
Kumbulla, Marash Nikolin 8 February 2000
in Peschiera del Garda, Italy
21 CD AS Roma, Italy, on loan from Hellas Verona FC, Italy 4 0
Kumbulla withdrew from the squad on 27 March because of a knee injury
Laçi, Qazim 19 January 1996 25 CM AC Ajaccio, France 6 0
Lenjani, Ermir Limon 5 August 1989
in Karaçevë, Yugoslavia
31 D/M Grasshoppers Club Zürich, Switzerland 35 4
Manaj, Rey Aldo 24 February 1997 24 F FC Barcelona B, Spain 21 5
Memolla, Hysen 3 July 1992 28 LB Diósgyőri VTK, Hungary 5 0
Memushaj, Ledian 7 December 1986 34 CM Delfino Pescara 1936, Italy 43 1
Mitaj, Mario 6 August 2003 17 LB Athlitikí Énosis Konstadinoupóleos, Greece 0 0
Ramadani, YIber Latif 12 April 1996
in Starnberg, Germany
24 DM Vejle Bk, Denmark 9 1
also has one Kosovo U19 appearance and one goal
Roshi, Odise 22 May 1991 29 RM Diósgyőri VTK, Hungary, on loan from RFC Akhmat, Russia 60 5
Selmani, Gentian 9 March 1988 23 G Menemen SK, Turkey 0 0
Strakhosa, Thomas Fotaq 19 March 1995
in Athens, Greece
26 G SS Lazio, Italy 14 0
Uzuni, Myrto 31 May 1995 25 F Ferencvárosi TC, Hungary 13 1
Veseli, Frédéric Shtjefan 10 November 1992
in Renens, Switzerland
28 CD US Salernitana 1919, Italy 32 0
also has various Swiss youth appearances

Squad details correct up to and including Albania's match against Andorra on 25 March 2021.
Tallies taken from


Sunday, 21 March 2021, 10am - Team coach Edoardo Reja has announced his list of 28 players who have been invited to take part in Albania's World Cup qualification matches this month, against Andorra, England and San Marino. The Albanian Football Association have also asked the Government to allow 30% of the fans into Air Albania Stadium in order to watch the match against England.

Monday, 22 March 2021 - Part of the Albanian squad hold its first training session at Espanyol's sports centre in Barcelona performing a full-intensity training session. Another group have only done a partial session, that group were involved in club matches over the weekend - Sokol Cikalleshi, Elseid Hysajm Berat Gjimshit, Armando Broja, Erion Hoxhallari, Yiber Ramadani and Florian Kamberi.  Three more players - Etrit Berisha, Mario Mitaj and Federik Veseli - join the squad after the training as ended.

Tuesday, 23 March 2021 - The Albanian squad held its second training session. It is the first session to contain all of the announced the squad.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 - The Albanian squad leave Barcelona for Andorra. In the afternoon, the team hold its first official training session at the Estadi Nacional. The training session focused on the tactical aspect of the match. Edoardo Reja has his entire squad available with no injury concerns. The squad have also undergone covid-testing, which all returned negative results.

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 11.33am - England's qualifier against Albania in Tirana on Sunday is at risk of being called off because of an issue over security. The FSHF said it has been informed by local police that the force cannot guarantee the safety of the teams. The FA responded with "We will continue to liaise with the relevant authorities." The AFA's dilemma follows its request for a restricted number of fans vaccinated against Covid-19 be permitted to attend the game, which was rejected by government. The Group I match will therefore be played behind closed doors, and with no other lockdown measures in place in in the country it could mean the area around the the Air Albania Stadium could be busy, seemingly with no promise of adequate policing. "Today a letter arrived which states that the structures of the local police directorate of Tirana do not guarantee the taking of measures before, during and after the Albania-England match on 28 March. Faced with the situation where the state authorities did not react after the request of the Albanian Football Federation for the release of spaces on the perimeter of the national stadium, we request urgent response of these structures. The cancellation of the Albania-England match scheduled to be played at Air Albania Stadium would have catastrophic consequences for the image of our country, the national team and in general for Albanian football."
It appears that before the match with Andorra took place that these security fears were addressed and the game against England can now go ahead as planned.
9.36pm - Andorra 0 Albania 1 - Andorra can perhaps consider themselves a little unfortunate not to have found the net after producing a couple of shots on target in the second half, but Albania are deserved winners thanks to Lenjani's first-half strike. The visitors have their first qualifying points on the board. However, centre-half Maresh Kumbulla has picked up an injury to his right knee and has returned to his club.

Albania Form: last six games
D D W W W W  f 9:a 4   success: 83%
339 11 October 2020 - Kazakhstan 0 Albania 0 [0-0]
Ortalyq Stadiony, Almaty
340 14 October 2020 - Lithuania 0 Albania 0 [0-0]
LFF stadionas, Vilnius
341 11 November 2020 - Albania 2 Kosovo 1 [1-0]
Elbasan Arena, Elbasan
Balaj, Uzuni
Muriqi (pen)
342 15 November 2020 - Albania 3 Kazakhstan 1 [2-1]
Air Albania Stadium, Tiranë
Çikalleshi, Ismajli, Manaj (pen)
343 18 November 2020 - Albania 3 Belarus 2 [3-1]
Air Albania Stadium, Tiranë
Çikalleshi (2 (1 pen)), Manaj
Skavysh, Ebong
344 25 March 2021 - Andorra 0 Albania 1 [0-1]
Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella
Lenjani WCP AW