Albania`s prime minister, the first to visit Serbia in 68 years, urged Belgrade on Monday to accept the independence of majority-Albanian Kosovo and was accused by his Serbian counterpart of "provocation".
Romania named two uncapped players, including teenager George Puscas, in their squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Northern Ireland and the friendly against Denmark next month, the country`s football federation (FRF) said.
A chunk of concrete, stones, coins and lighters were hurled at Albania`s players and officials before and during the match against bitter rivals Serbia that was abandoned amid onfield clashes, the Albanian FA said Thursday.
Serbia`s interior minister said on Thursday Albania was "not mature enough" to join the European community, stepping up a war of words over a drone stunt that forced a Euro 2016 soccer qualifier between the Balkan nations to be abandoned.
Serbia`s interior minister said on Thursday that Albania was "not mature enough" to join the European community, stepping up a war of words over a drone stunt that forced a soccer match between the Balkan nations.
Serbia`s foreign minister said Wednesday an incident in which a pro-Albanian flag flown by a drone sparked violence on and off the pitch at a football match against Albania was a "political provocation".
The brother of Albania`s Prime Minister was arrested in Belgrade on Tuesday night, accused of starting the trouble that caused the abandonment of the Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania, Serbian state television RTS reported.
Pope Francis warned during a visit to Albania on Sunday that religion can never be used to justify violence, making apparent reference to the bloodshed wreaked by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
Pope Francis has called on moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held it up as a model for interfaith harmony.
Pope Francis arrived in Albania on Sunday for a one-day visit that will highlight the mainly-Muslim country as a model of inter-religious harmony, amid turmoil in the Middle East and rising intolerance in Europe.