Albania: The Red and Black Eagles Soaring To Euro 2016

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Albania weren’t even ranked within FIFA’s top 100 less than a decade ago. Now they have earned the right to represent their tiny country at the European Championships in France.

 The Panenka looks at the story of one of the unlikeliest of journeys in football as the eagles rose from footballing obscurity to rub shoulders with hosts France at Euro 2016.
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Euro 2016 Team Preview: Albania

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Despite being one of the founding members of UEFA, Euro 2016 will be Albania’s first ever major tournament. The relative minnows have put together a savvy squad recruited from the diaspora of Albanian immigrants across Europe amassing a squad with players from leagues in Greece, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and France.

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