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Much-changed Spain beats Albania 1-0 at Euro 2024 to finish perfect group stage

Jun. 24, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Spain changed almost its entire lineup and still kept up its victorious start to the European Championship with a 1-0 win over Albania, which was eliminated on Monday. With his team already assured of winning Group B, coach Luis de la Fuente changed 10...

Spain eliminates Albania from Euro 2024 and advances England, Netherlands, France into last 16

Jun. 24, 2024 16:57 PM EDT
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Spain eliminates Albania from Euro 2024 and advances England, Netherlands, France into last 16.

Albania player Mirlind Daku banned by UEFA for two Euro 2024 games after nationalist chants

Jun. 23, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Albania player Mirlind Daku was banned on Sunday for two games after leading fans in nationalist chants at the European Championship, that UEFA said brought soccer into disrepute. Daku took a megaphone after Albania’s 2-2 draw with Croatia on Wednesday...

Gjasula scores own goal then last-gasp equalizer for Albania in 2-2 draw with Croatia at Euro 2024

Jun. 19, 2024 13:26 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Albania substitute Klaus Gjasula had the rare experience of scoring for both teams Wednesday in an intense 2-2 draw with Croatia that could make it difficult for each to survive the group stage at Euro 2024. The Croatian players were particularly...

Italy concedes goal after 23 seconds but recovers to beat Albania 2-1 at Euro 2024

Jun. 15, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — By conceding a goal after just 23 seconds, Italy made the worst possible start to its European Championship title defense. Thankfully for the Azzurri, it soon got much better. Italy recovered from letting in the quickest goal in the...

Italy's premier visits Albania as controversial plan to hold Italy-bound migrants nears its start

Jun. 05, 2024 10:27 AM EDT

SHENGJIN, Albania (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni traveled to Albania on Wednesday to thank its government for its unique role in agreeing to host thousands of asylum-seekers while Italy processes their claims, and to tour migrant centers she said will be ready in August. ...

Italy's migrant jails are squalid and chaotic. A young man from Guinea was desperate to escape

May. 31, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — It was still dark and quiet outside when Ousmane Sylla performed his last prayer in the courtyard of an Italian migrant jail. “I miss my Africa very much and my mother too,” read a scribble in French on the wall nearby. ”May I rest in peace." A few...

Albanian soccer aims for positive political message by teaming with Serbia to bid for Under-21 Euro

May. 29, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A tournament co-hosting bid by Albania and Serbia is an unlikely project in European soccer and politics. The Balkan neighbors' soccer federations have surprisingly teamed up to try to persuade UEFA to award them the 2027 men’s Under-21 European Championship in a...

UK's Cameron praises progress in joint effort with Albania to stop illegal migration

May. 22, 2024 10:11 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — British Foreign Secretary David Cameron hailed progress in a U.K.-Albania joint effort to cut illegal migration, saying small boat arrivals from Albania to the U.K. fell by over 90% in 2023 as the two countries fought people smuggling gangs, according to a Foreign Office...

Albania installs British-funded cameras along its border to stem flow of migrants, criminal gangs

May. 15, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania has installed a “sophisticated” network of cameras along its border with Kosovo, supplied by the British government in an attempt to stem the number of migrants flowing into the United Kingdom and to track criminal activity in the region, the U.K. home office...